Bobber 500 with Multiple Indoor/Outdoor CBRS Radio Setups

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This guide and these visual diagrams will help you understand and maximize your earning potential using the Bobber 500 5G Gateway and multiple radios. In this guide, we break down each possible way to set up multiple radios for indoor and outdoor setups. Each diagram highlights the exact wiring instructions, minimum hardware and specifications needed to operate multiple radios.

If you're in need of equipment, you can find the Bobber 500 gateway, gateway + indoor / outdoor radio bundles, and links to compatible radios on our Bobber 500 product page here.

Multiple Indoor Radios with OEM Power Supplies

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This is the most basic setup that you’ll likely encounter in setting up multiple Indoor Radios. This method only requires adding an additional switch and Ethernet cables to each radio. All power to the radios and accessories utilize the OEM provided power supplies.

Multiple Indoor Radios with PoE+ Power

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This alternative method for setting up multiple Indoor Radios is slightly more advanced and requires an additional PoE+ (Power Over Ethernet) switch and Ethernet cables to each radio. All power and internet bandwidth to the radios is supplied by the PoE+ switch.  

Note: Choose PoE+ switches and accessories carefully in actual deployment. Power requirements vary based on product types and number of equipment connected.

Multiple Outdoor Radios with OEM Power Supplies

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This is the most basic setup that you’ll likely encounter in setting up multiple Outdoor Radios. This method only requires adding an additional gigabit switch and Ethernet cables to each radio and PoE+ power injector. All power to the radios and accessories utilize the OEM provided power supplies; in this scenario it’s utilizing the PoE+ power injectors provided by the radio manufacturer.

Multiple Outdoor Radios with PoE+ Power

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This alternative method for setting up multiple Outdoor Radios is slightly more advanced and requires an additional PoE+(Power Over Ethernet) switch and Ethernet cables to each radio. All power and internet bandwidth to the radios is supplied by the PoE+ switch.

Note: Choose PoE+ switches and accessories carefully in actual deployment. Power requirements vary based on product types and number of equipment connected.

Indoor/Outdoor Radio Combinations

In addition to multiple indoor or multiple outdoor radios, the Bobber 500 can also utilize a combination of both indoor and outdoor radios at the same time. While the Bobber 500 can support many radios, Helium 5G gateways as a general rule of thumb should try not to exceed four radios per single gateway to ensure best performance.

Note: Choose PoE+ switches and accessories carefully in actual deployment. Power requirements vary based on product types and number of equipment connected. PoE+ switches must have the proper power rating to support both indoor and outdoor radios if using a combination of the two types. Gigabit switches must also be used if connecting any outdoor radios.

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