Can the C5x base radio at 8 dBi be used without an antenna?
Yes. You can use the base C5x 8 dBi radio without an antenna for short distance links. Please remove the locking screw from the twist-on screws to serve as a drain hole.
Do I have to install a feature key when initially unlocking the C5x?
No. As of March 1, 2019, feature keys are no longer necessary or available. Out of the box, the C5x can be used to its full potential — speeds of up to 700 Mbps in PTMP or PTP mode.
What distances are supported for PTP C5x links?
This depends on the antenna size and regulatory power settings. The C5x and all the X-series antenna options are available in Mimosa’s Network Design Tool (NDT). It’s free and very easy to model a PTP link, give it a try at: https://design.mimosa.co/designtool/ndt
What PTMP distances are supported by the C5x?
The modular C5x was designed to provide great prices for short and long distance PTMP links. The usable distance depends on AP antenna gain, C5x antenna gain and regulatory power settings. The C5x and all the X-series antenna options are available in Mimosa’s Network Design Tool (NDT). It’s free and very easy to model a PTMP coverage area, give it a try at: https://mimosa.co/design-tool
Do the C5x + X-series antennas work with the Fleximount?
Yes, with one exception. The Fleximount works for the C5x and N5-X12, N5-X16 and N5-X20. The Fleximount is not strong enough to use with the C5x and the N5-X25.