When I enable diversity (both integrated antennas enabled) the signal strength becomes quite variable and unstable. It does not occur when I enable only one of the 2 integrated antennas, the signal is much more stable. Does this have some explanation? Is this functioning normal?Will it happen the same if I employ 2 omnidirectional external antennas instead, as diversity method?
Having been one of the first Airespace engineers trained in the country let me explain the way Airespace designed the 1000 (Airespace 1250)series APs. Diversity on the integrated antennae was based on using the side(either or a or b) that the receiver heard the signal on to transmit the returning signal. The AP does NOT broadcast out of both sides at the same time. That is a little known fact and how Airespace created such a large propagation field. This can cause major problems in multipath environments or areas where the client moves quickly from one side of the AP to the other such as on a fork lift truck. Using the 1020 allows you to use external antennae and real diversity. Just make sure to enable diversity antennae on the external connectors by using two identical antennae placed an appropriate amount apart or a dual connector diversity based antenna. If you would like any other information about the 1000 series just let me know.