quick 'N' question

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Jun 23rd, 2008
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i have 400 1242AG cisco access points, they can run 2.4 and/or 5ghz. im guessing due to the dual radio nature of MIMO on N that the 1242ags will not in any way support the completed 'n' draft spec.

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jeromehenry_2 Mon, 06/23/2008 - 02:17
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Correct, due to the dual (or triple) radio nature of 802.11n, 1242 will not be 802.11n...

Hope it helps!


meggerman Mon, 06/23/2008 - 02:49
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bugger ! lol

thanks again jerome.

I suspected as such as two complete separate supplies are needed in the chain.

would moving to 'n' require gigabit switches ?

many thanks

jeromehenry_2 Mon, 06/23/2008 - 03:22
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Haha! 1242 is a nice AP though huhu...

And yes, moving to 802.11n would imply making sure that the infrastructure behind could follow (or "benefit"), which means Gig switches... if you can afford the E series (3560E, 3750E) are also powerful enough to PoE a 1252 (802.11n, with its multiple radios, means that a normal switch is not powerful enough to PoE a 802.11n AP)...


meggerman Mon, 06/23/2008 - 03:42
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thanks jerome,

so if we are upgrading the lan in future as the wlan administrator i should tell our boys to get that type of switch !




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