CISCO aironet 1310 integrated antenna poor range

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Apr 24th, 2008
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Hi


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



Correct Answer by bcolvin about 9 years 3 months ago

Hi


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.


Bill

Correct Answer by Sushil Kumar Katre about 9 years 3 months ago

Hi,


1300 Integrated antenna model comes with a Vertically polarized 13dBi gain antenna. The beam width is 36° E-plane by 38° H-plane.


Following is the range -

Americas


• 865 feet (260 meters) at 54 Mbps

• 3465 feet (1055 meters) at 11 Mbps

ETSI


• 150 feet (45 meters) at 54 Mbps

• 775 feet (235 meters) at 11 Mbps

TELEC


• 485 feet (145 meters) at 54 Mbps

• 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 36° E-plane by 38° 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 360° H-Plane.


HTH

-> Sushil

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Sushil Kumar Katre Thu, 04/24/2008 - 09:08
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Hi,


1300 Integrated antenna model comes with a Vertically polarized 13dBi gain antenna. The beam width is 36° E-plane by 38° H-plane.


Following is the range -

Americas


• 865 feet (260 meters) at 54 Mbps

• 3465 feet (1055 meters) at 11 Mbps

ETSI


• 150 feet (45 meters) at 54 Mbps

• 775 feet (235 meters) at 11 Mbps

TELEC


• 485 feet (145 meters) at 54 Mbps

• 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 36° E-plane by 38° 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 360° H-Plane.


HTH

-> Sushil

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bcolvin Sat, 04/26/2008 - 21:23
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Hi


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.


Bill

celynjobin Tue, 04/29/2008 - 06:29
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Thanks Bcolvin and Sushil


your answer made me realised that the poor range I get are the client that are out of the "beam of light".


Thank you event though I will have to upgrade version $$$ if I want a better coverage.....

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