Use of external Aironet Antennas

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Feb 20th, 2009

When comparing between the 2 models of external antennas (AIR-ANT5170P-R and AIR-ANT2460P-R), I noticed that they comes with different number of connectors (RP-TNC). The AIR-ANT5170P-R comes with two connectors, while the AIR-ANT2460P-R comes with one connector.

Assuming I’m using the Cisco 1242 Series Dual Radio AP, how many of the AIR-ANT2460P-R antenna do I connect to the 2.4GHz ports?

I believe I will only need to connect 1 unit of the AIR-ANT5170P-R antenna to the 5GHz port, as it already comes with two connectors.

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Rob Huffman Fri, 02/20/2009 - 06:39

Hi Tan,

You are on the right track here for sure :)

Why don't you try this Antenna instead of the 2460;


Diversity Patch

Wall-mount indoor/outdoor antenna with two RP-TNC connectors-Similar to the above patch, but providing diversity antennas in the same package for areas where multipath problems exist. The pigtail cable is plenum rated and 36" long.

Hope this helps!



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