1310 bridging antenna multipoint question

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Feb 2nd, 2010
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I am working on several sites that we are planning to bridge but I am not sure of the configurations I want to do. I am planning on using a 1310 with external antennas to bridge to 2 other 1310s with internal antennas. I am wondering if this will even work. Is there 2 antenna ports for diversity or can I configure each to go to a separate endpoint?

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use directional antennas on sides, and use omnidirectonal antenna in the middle bridge

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dancampb Wed, 02/03/2010 - 06:39
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The 1310 does have two antenna connectors for diversity but you really can't set one antenna to point to one bridge and the other antenna to point to a different bridge.  With diversity only one antenna is active at a time.  Basically whichever one is getting the better signal is used.  So if you have one antenna pointed to one bridge and the other antenna pointed to a different bridge only one bridge would be able to pass traffic at a time.  While that one is passing traffic the other bridge would be stranded.

satcomjimmy Wed, 02/03/2010 - 06:45
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So how does it handle point to multipoint? In one of my cases, as long as it can receive multiple endpoints, I can point them back to the root and be good, but another application we were considering was basically daisy chaining them down a road on telephone poles. I was asuuming having one antenna point to a root and the other antenna point to the next pole and so on.

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pbelica Wed, 03/10/2010 - 00:36
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use directional antennas on sides, and use omnidirectonal antenna in the middle bridge

satcomjimmy Wed, 03/10/2010 - 07:21
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Yes, that is what we did for the point to multipoint application and it has been up and running for a week now. In the other instance, the middle has to be root, so daisy chaining bridges is not feasible, correct? By daisy chaining, I mean having a root bridge and then a non root brodge which would then act as a root to the next one down the line, etc. It doesn't appear that is feasible, so I will look into mesh APs instead.

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