1250 series external antenna requirement

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Feb 17th, 2010

Currently we have 1231G routers with a single mast mount omni hooked to the primary antenna connector. If we upgraded to 1250 series, would that single antenna still be enough for 802.11n, or would we need 2-3?

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Leo Laohoo Wed, 02/17/2010 - 14:03

You'll need three per radio module for full MIMO.  Take note that the 1250 has TWO radio modules so that totals three 2.4Ghz Antennaes and three 5.0 Ghz antennaes.

Here's a list of recently released antennaes for the 1250.  Look at the PDF files.

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darkmagex Thu, 02/18/2010 - 14:07

Would a single antenna still work (although not at full capacity?)

We currently have AIR-ANT2506 (2.4 Ghz Outdoor Omni) in use and it looks like the only outdoor omni for the 1250 series is in the 5Ghz range (AIR-ANT5160V-R).

Leo Laohoo Sat, 02/20/2010 - 17:18

Sure it'll work.  But don't expect to enable 802.11n because "n" requires both 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz to be active.


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