UNSOLVED Fog through Ubiquiti NanoStation M5

  • Here is my setup:

    Fog 1.2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Virtualbox VM on Windows Server 2008 physical machine. Windows 7 Enterprise images on Dell Optiplex 790s.

    Here is my issue:

    I’m trying to connect an existing building on one of our campuses. I’m using Ubiquiti NanoStation M5 Wireless Point to Point radios between the buildings. The nanostations work fine, except for fog. I can’t get to the fog menu to add the hosts. I have Cisco switches in the building. I enabled PortFast on the needed ports, and I can get an IP address. However, after getting an IP address, I get a 0x040ee119 error on configuration of the NIC. The issue seems to be with the NanoStations. I can image other machines throughout the district, but I tried another location where we have a NanoStation link and that location wasn’t successful, either.

    Can fog work through these devices? I’m currently creating an additional storage node with multiple TFTP servers. I plan to run that server in the remote building while I’m imaging machines, but I’m not sure if that will work or not. I’d like to have it work without the additional TFTP server.

    Any thoughts are appreciated in advance.


  • There’s an excellent article in the wiki called “TCPDump” …

  • Testers

    Be aware there was a batch of the nanostation’s that are known to corrupt packets try monitoring the traffic while transferring some data to test it.

  • I can access the web interface of the NanoStations. I’ll work on getting a wireshark capture and post it here in a bit.

  • Moderator

    Ubiquiti can use some interesting ports for their controller communication, but I wouldn’t think they would impede PXE. Any chance that you can access their configuration, or fire up wireshark?

  • Thank you for your speedy response.

    I should have included that information in my original post. No VLANs are involved. There is no router. They are on the same subnet. There is no firewall and the domain is the same. I don’t think it’s that kind of a problem.


  • I’m sure these devices will carry any packet that is sent across them. There is no reason why FOG wouldn’t work… but the throughput you get would be interesting to see…

    is this building on a different subnet? A different v-lan ? a different broadcast domain ? Is there a router interface between the two buildings? A firewall ?