Ubiquity question

I have two m2 dishes one as AP and the other as a station, they are both connected and I have plugged the station into a switch. I want to connect more than one client but zima has locked the station mac address instead of the individual client routers mac address. can you help with that?

Hello Valentino and welcome to the forums!

It is likely that the Powerbeam M2 is not configured correctly, causing it to forward its own MAC address.

To set up a Ubiquiti PowerBeam M2 as a point-to-point bridge, follow these steps:

Mount the PowerBeam M2 on a sturdy surface. Make sure it has an unobstructed line of sight with the other PowerBeam M2 you will be connecting to.

1- Reset the Powerbeam M2 to factory defaults

  • To reset to factory defaults, press and hold the Reset button for more than 10 seconds while the PowerBeam is already powered on . Alternatively, the PowerBeam may be reset remotely via a Reset button located on the bottom of the PoE Adapter.

2- Connect one PowerBeam M2 to your computer using an Ethernet cable.

3- Open a web browser and enter the default IP address of the PowerBeam M2 into the address bar. The default IP address is

4- Log in with the default username and password. The default username is ubnt, and the default password is ubnt.

5- On the Access Point device, go to the “Wireless” tab and enable the following:

  • Wireless Mode: Access Point
  • WDS: [X] Enable
  • Click the Change button.

6- Enter a unique SSID for your network. This will be used to identify your PowerBeam M2 and differentiate it from other wireless networks in the area.

7- Set the wireless mode to “Bridge” and select the channel you want to use. Make sure you choose a channel that’s not being used by other wireless networks in the area.

8- Set the security mode to WPA2-AES and enter a strong password.

9- Go to the Network tab and set the IP:


10- Save the settings and disconnect the Ethernet cable from your computer.

11- Connect the second PowerBeam M2 to your network using an Ethernet cable.

12- Use the following Wireless settings for the Station device:

  • Wireless Mode: Station
  • WDS: [X] Enable
  • Click the Change button

13- Repeat the steps (6-10) above to configure the second PowerBeam M2 with the same settings, except the IP address:


Make sure both PowerBeam M2 units are pointed directly at each other with an unobstructed line of sight.

Wait for the PowerBeam M2 units to connect to each other. This may take a few minutes.

Once the connection is established, you should be able to access your network through the second PowerBeam M2 unit.

Any PPPoE devices will register their own MAC address on the pppoe-server.

Reference guide from Ubiquity

Hope this helps.


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