LINKPlanner v5.7.0 is now available

A new release of the LINKPlanner is available from the download site.

The key features of 5.7.0 are:


  • ePMP 11ax updates
    • Added support for ePMP 4500, ePMP 4500L, ePMP Force 4525, ePMP Force 4525L, Force 400C and Force 425 products to the PMP side.
    • Added support for ePMP 4600, ePMP 4600L, ePMP Force 4625, ePMP Force 4600C products to the PMP side.
    • Added TDD support for ePMP 4500/4600 products in PTP mode.
    • Updated Transmit Power levels for ePMP Force 400C, ePMP Force 425, ePMP 4500L, ePMP Force 4525, ePMP Force 4525L, ePMP Force 4600C
    • Adding GPS Receiver automatically to the BOM for ePMP Force 4625 product.

To use the 4600 family of radios, choose the Lower and Upper 6 GHz frequency bands
To use the 4500 family of radios, choose the 4.9 to 5.9 GHz frequency bands

“PTP” ePMP PTP Mode added for the ePMP 4500/4600 products in PTP mode. Now both “ePTP” and “PTP” ePMP PTP Mode are supported. This also includes the Force 400C and Force 425.

The maximum power in some bands and bandwidths has reduced by 1 or 2 dB to 28 dBm.

The new FCC ruling requires that all radios (AP, SM and PTP) must have a named GPS receiver in the 6 GHz band. For the ePMP Force 4625 this is the USB GPS Puck kit (N000940L001), the other radios already have a built-in GPS receiver.

  • Retired 2.4 GHz ePMP 1000 product.

PMP 450

  • Added initial support for PMP 450v 4x4 AP and SM product to the PMP side of the LINKPlanner, using existing single carrier functionality. Carrier aggregation will be added in future releases.

PMP 450v can be selected as an AP in frequency bands 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.8, Lower 6 GHz and Upper 6 GHz. It is backwards compatible with the rest of the 450 family, hence any 450 SM can be used with a 450v AP if the SM is supported in the frequency band and 450v SMs can be added to any 450 family AP.

PTP 670/700

  • Added support for PTP700 BSA (Beam Steer Antenna) product to the PTP mode.

The Beam Steer Antenna has different modes of operation, as defined by the Automatic Alignment parameter in the configuration.

When Automatic Alignment is disabled and the antenna is being used for a point to point link, the antenna behaves in the same manner as an integrated PTP 700 with 21 dBi gain.

When Automatic Alignment is enabled the antenna operates as a directional antenna with the ability to scan over a range of ± 60° in azimuth and ± 15° in elevation. This will incur the potential of some scan loss depending on the direction of the path relative to the alignment of the antenna. Typically the scan loss will be less than 3 dB but around the extremes of the pattern could increase to 10 dB at higher frequencies.

To plan for additional loss due to non-optimal alignment enter the amount of scan loss in the new field, when the PTP 700 BSA radio is selected. This will be applied within LINKPlanner similar to adding cable loss and will apply to both directions of the path. If Scan Loss is left at 0 dB it is assumed that Automatic Alignment is disabled.


cnWave 5G Fixed

  • Updated sensitivity levels for cnWave 5G Fixed to Release 3.1.1.


  • Updated ETSI channel selection in UHF 406 – 430 MHz band to allow half bandwidth synthesizer step sizes to give more channel options.

In PTP mode, added the Synthesizer Step Size selection to the “Select Transmit Frequencies” panel with a default value equal to the bandwidth and an alternate option equal to half the selected bandwidth to the ETSI regulation.

In PMP mode, under Channel Plans for the band UHF 406-430 when the regulation is ETSI added a second raster option equal to half the bandwidth.

PTP 820

  • Retired PTP 820C in U6 GHz, 8GHz, 10GHz, 13GHz, 15GHz, 24GHz, 26GHz, 28GHz, 32GHz and 38GHz bands.
  • Retired PTP 820C in 7 GHz band for ETSI and NTIA regulations
  • Retired PTP 820C HP in 8GHz and 11 GHz bands and 7 GHz ETSI.
  • Retired PTP 820E ESE and PTP 820E ESP products.

60 GHz cnWave:

  • Included interference field on the mesh link panel when interference levels are set on DN. Interference levels can now be adjusted on the individual mesh links.

Now interference levels are shown on the mesh links when interference levels are set on the DN. The default interference levels on the mesh links are the same as the interference levels of the DN, but it can be edited on the individual mesh links to give different levels for each mesh link.

Bug Fixes

  • Prevented Min IP Predicted Availability value going below zero on performance summary of PTP 2+0 configuration.
  • Fixed the issue where second band selection is disabled after initial selection for PTP 550E 2+0 configuration.
  • Fixed issue of cnPulse being aggregated across sites in the network BOM
  • Removed Tolly Mix frame size option for PTP 850E.
  • Corrected PTP 850E throughput values to show Layer 2 the same as the other products, rather than Layer 1.
  • Corrected Canadian compliance of 11 GHz Cambium Networks 4ft C1000082D049 antenna

Corrected Canada SRSP compliance to 310.7B from 310.7A for this antenna.

  • Fixed issue of showing incorrect gain in the antenna selection pop-up window.

The gain shown in the antenna selection pop-up is now using the center frequency rather than band nominal frequency of the equipment, to match the value shown once the antenna is selected.

  • Corrected PMP 450 family sensitivity levels for MIMO-A modulation modes

This increases the sensitivity of the MIMO-A mode by 3 dB relative to the equivalent MIMO-B mode. The MIMO-A modes have a very low probability of being used unless the path has high excess path loss, hence this change will not affect the majority of predictions, but on difficult paths will increase the availability of the MIMO-A modes. The lowest QPSK MIMO-A (x1) mode is not changed.