Wireless Solution

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Mar 21st, 2007

Hi,

Our Church has a Conference center that is in the Mountains, a very remote location with many trees. We have Internet over Satellite and need to connect 2 other remote buildings to the Internet connection. The maximum distance for Bldg1 is approx 1200 FT.

Bldg2 is about 700Ft. These of course would need to connect to Bldg3 with the Internet connection. We could probably get line of sight, but not sure. Is the Cisco 1500 over kill for this solution with Two Cisco Access points? Or can someone recommend a viable Cisco solution?

Thank you

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robert.wright@b... Thu, 03/22/2007 - 07:30

i would probally go with the Cisco 1242AG. So that you can do the connections between the building via the 5ghz, then provide client access on the 2.4ghz radio.

sethgarnar Thu, 03/22/2007 - 08:54

I would use 1300 series AP's for this. They will do exactly what you want and can be mounted outside the building without the need to house them in a box. Config is easy and your POE has a built in console port so if something happens you don't have to climb out to the AP to service it.

The AP suggested above would work as well but you would need to mount it in a weatherproof box or mount it inside and run coax outside for the antennas. You will need to then buy external antennas and calculate the loss on the coax cable.

The 1500 series AP's are Lightweight access points so if you don't have any wireless controllers you would need to buy one to use the 1500 series. As you said they are also overkill for this application.

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