Cisco AP1242 Wireless Bridge 802.11a

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Sep 5th, 2008

Hello all,

I'm attempting to connect 2 sites that are 1.6 miles apart for a non-for-profit. I'm using some Cisco AP 1242 to bridge the 2 sites along with 17" 24dbi parabolic dish. I'm trying to use the 5.7 802.11a band to get the 54Mbps of throughput.

Now I'm aware that these units are designed for indoors, rest assured they are stored in a cool dry box. My cable to the dish is about 6' in length. The elevation of the root unit is 32 stories and the other is 10 stories. There are no physical obstructions between the 2.

I have not been successful at linking the 2 together.

Based on the specs from:

and the link calculator from:

I get:

Link should work properly if sites are in clear line of site.

I'm looking for any advice and direction on how to properly align the dishes.

Thanks and be gentle (I'm new to this).


I have this problem too.
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drbeep515 Fri, 09/05/2008 - 23:49

I will try your suggestion and respond with the results.

Thank you,



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