The Nanostation's are about the best hardware
out there for wifi reception
on a boat or rv. You just have to be aware that you are dealing with a directional antenna when at anchor
. They can't be beat in a marina or rv park.
I'll give you the basic steps needed to get it working. I am assuming you have mastered the art of connecting to your Nano.
1. On the wireless tab make sure the "Wireless Mode" is set to "Station". If it wasn't already then be sure and click "Change" before moving to step 3.
2. The following settings need to made on the "Network" tab. Some of the headings may be a little different on your Nano M2. I'm working off the original Nanostation version, not the M2.
a. Set the "Network Mode" to "Router"
b. Set the "Wlan IP" to "DHCP"
c. Under "LAN Network Settings" make the following settings:
1. set a Private LAN IP address such as "192.168.18.20". This is the IP address you will use to access your Nano from the browser.
2. Check mark "Enable NAT" and "Enable DHCP Server"
3. Set a "Range Start" = "192.168.18.50" and "Range End" = "192.168.18.149". Your Nano will give out up to 100 IP addresses starting with 50 and ending with 149. This is overkill since you will probably be plugging the Nano into the WAN/Internet port of a wireless router so multiple devices can access the internet at the same time.
4. Click "Change" and then "Apply".
When your Nano has rebooted you can access it at 192.168.18.20. If you started from default settings the login Username and password will both be "ubnt" .
You can scan for AP's by going to the "Wireless" tab and clicking the "Select" button.
or RV parks it won't matter which way the nano is pointed. If your on a boat and at anchor
start by pointing it toward the shore with the most structures.