I need an omni antenna with the specifications of AIR-ANT2506 for a Lighweight AP 1242 for outdoor installation. The AP is compatible with the antenna, but the description of the antenna says that it is a 2.4 GHz Bridge Antenna. Does this mean that it is not suitable or even unusable for ordinary Lighweight implementation, but only for Bridge installations. I should cover an area around the entrance of a store...
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
I have 15 of them deployed in outdoor areas. They work just fine as a general coverage Omni antenna. I get coverage for about 1/4 mile or more with the antenna mounted just above roof level on a 1 story building.
Try to keep your cable length as short as possible from the AP to the antenna for the maximum range.
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