I am in Canada
I am trying to configure an AIRONET 1310 with INTEGRATED antenna
to work as an access point for clients on a campground
The range I get is awfull (50 feet and I loose the signal completly)
the aironet is outside and no tree are blocking it.
I configured it all by default exept :
-- in network interfaces : Radio0-802.11G Setting
-- I changed DATA RATES from Default to Best Range
Sushil is correct you will not get omnidirection coverage with the builtin antenna, you have to treat this AP like a spot light and aim it at the center of the area you want to cover.
1300 Integrated antenna model comes with a Vertically polarized 13dBi gain antenna. The beam width is 36Â° E-plane by 38Â° H-plane.
Following is the range -
â¢ 865 feet (260 meters) at 54 Mbps
â¢ 3465 feet (1055 meters) at 11 Mbps
â¢ 150 feet (45 meters) at 54 Mbps
â¢ 775 feet (235 meters) at 11 Mbps
â¢ 485 feet (145 meters) at 54 Mbps
â¢ 1095 feet (330 meters) at 11 Mbps
So the range what you are getting is way too low.
Please check the orientation of the AP, the antenna is Vertically Polarized.
So the AP should be mounted vertically.
Second make a note at the beamwidth 36Â° E-plane by 38Â° H-plane. Make sure that all your clients are only in this coverage area. If its an open area and you want coverage for client overall the area probably I won't go with this AP being a sector antenna not providing coverage in all 360Â° H-Plane.