Cisco Aironet 1310 series

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Nov 3rd, 2008

hello all,

I have a cisco Aironet 1310 series which am having problem with the signal strength. This box came with 8 dbi Omni antenna gain and am told this can go upto 5km raduis. After configuring this equipment, i could not get a link when i move 500 meters. Please find attached the configs on the box. Any help given would be very much appreciated. Thank You

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Giuseppe Larosa Tue, 11/04/2008 - 00:01

Hello Fred,

I don't think you can connect to a Wireless LAN using 802.11a or 802.11b/g from 500 meters distance

The radio solution for long reach is Wimax

Hope to help

Giuseppe

lffrwatson Thu, 11/06/2008 - 10:11

5km radius is around 3 miles. Im not sure a 8 dbi antenna can push it that far. Are you trying to cover a large radius or just a confined area? If your not covering a radius get a Yagi antenna and shoot the beam in the direction you want the signal.

wesleyterry Wed, 11/26/2008 - 22:45

This 5KM distance is only going to be applicable in bridging situations. The following link shows how to use the distance calculations based on devices: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps458/products_tech_note09186a008009459b.shtml

In theory, if you had a really strong direction antenna on your client you'd be able to get the 1310 as an access Point from 5km, but you'd need perfect line-of-site and you wouldn't be mobile...

As others had mentioned, if you're looking for an access point situation with that kind of range, then you need WiMax....

but if it is bridging you want, its just a matter of getting the other link to see this one (with a good enough antenna)

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