Which outdoor access points to connect two buildings (500ft distance)?

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Aug 5th, 2010

Hello,

We have a client that needs to wirelessly connect two buildings at their location, around 500ft over a parking lot.  There are no significant line-of-sight obstructions.  Which outdoor access points would be most suitable for this, and what is the maximum speed we can expect from such a connection?

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Tim

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Leo Laohoo Thu, 08/05/2010 - 15:51

You can configure point-to-point wireless bridging.

Wireless Bridges Point-to-Point Link Configuration Example
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008058f53e.shtml

Next, you can use either indoor access point or outdoor/mesh access point.  I'd recommend indoor.  Since it's going to be point-to-point, no need to get an AP that can support 802.11n because it's not supported.  This brings your choices down to a Cisco 1242 (dual radios).

In regards to antennaes, AIR-ANT2410Y is a contender.  Have a look at the complete portfolio for more information.

Cisco Aironet 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Antennas and Accessories

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps7183/ps469/product_data_sheet09186a008022b11b.html

Hope this helps.  Please don't forget to rate useful posts.  Thanks.

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