access point document

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Jun 2nd, 2008

we need to place a access point on floor. For 1 Mbps it works for 450 feet. Now walls are constructed with Mi-one tech.

I need a document from which i can get information about strength of signal or obstacals that might degrade signals

please guide us


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rob.huffman Mon, 06/02/2008 - 04:48

Hi Pushpak,

Signal attenuation or signal loss occurs even as the signal passes through air. The loss of signal strength is more pronounced as the signal passes through different objects. A transmit power of 20 mW is equivalent to 13 dBm. Therefore, if the transmitted power at the entry point of a plasterboard wall is at 13 dBm, the signal strength will be reduced to 10 dBm when exiting that wall.Here some examples;

Plasterboard wall Signal Attenuation 3 dB

Glass wall with metal frame Signal Attenuation 6 dB

Cinder block wall Signal Attenuation 4 dB

Office window Signal Attenuation 3 dB

Metal door Signal Attenuation 6 dB

Metal door in brick wall Signal Attenuation 12 dB

Human body Signal Attenuation 3 dB

From this good site survey doc;

Hope this helps!



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