Which Access Point / Bridge

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Aug 20th, 2010
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Hi,


Could someone please point me in the right direction as to which Access Points / Bridge I need to connect one central building to five other buildings. With the potential to send the wireless across a Loch 1.2 miles away to give internet in a further property.


I currently have an AIR-BR1310G-E-K9 with AIR-ANT2506, but this can be changed if applicable,


Many thanks for any help you can give, regards, Ian

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Leo Laohoo Fri, 08/20/2010 - 19:13
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Cisco 1240, 1250, 3500e or 1260 will also work.  The next factor is antennae.  Here's a list of antennae:


Cisco Aironet Antennas and Accessories Reference Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps7183/ps469/product_data_sheet09186a008008883b.html


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


If you are using 3500e or 1260 AP, make sure the antennae gain does NOT exceed 6 dB.


1.  Ensure you have line of sight.

2.  Don't use too long co-axial cable.  The longer the cable, the higher the signal loss which shortens your reach/range.


Follow the installation guide of the antennae. 

Tommo2010 Mon, 08/23/2010 - 11:48
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Okay, thankyou. I have a AIR-CAB005LL-R cable ordered to link the AIR-ANT2506 to the AIR-BR1310G-E-K9 arriving tomorrow.

I also have a couple of AIR-LAP1131AG-N-K9's and AIR-LAP1242AG-N-K9's arriving to test out. Can you please advise -

a) How to configure these best

b) To configure these LAP's to work as multipoints to the AIR-BR1310G-E-K9 and AIR-ANT2506?


If it works with the 1131's then all good, if not, then I will try the 1242's with the same AIR-ANT2506's as they will need to go outdoors.

Any configuration help appreciated.


Would it also be possible to use a switch to link the AIR-BR1310G-E-K9, and use a separate ethernet cable to run approx 100m to another property to get internet hard wired directly out of the switch? Something like a WS-C3524PWR-XL-EN or WS-C3512-XL-EN etc.....?


Regards, Ian

Tommo2010 Mon, 08/23/2010 - 15:54
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Hi,


Are you able to help with configuring my AIR-BR1310G-E-K9 with either an AIR-LAP1131AG-N-K9 or an AIR-LAP1242AG-N-K9, both of which are arriving tomorrow and I would like to know how to link them up so they do point to point & point to multipoint?



I have a AIR-CAB005LL-R cable ordered to link the AIR-ANT2506 to the AIR-BR1310G-E-K9 arriving tomorrow.

I also have a couple of AIR-LAP1131AG-N-K9's and AIR-LAP1242AG-N-K9's arriving to test out. Can you please advise -

a) How to configure these best

b) To configure these LAP's to work as multipoints to the AIR-BR1310G-E-K9 and AIR-ANT2506?


If it works with the 1131's then all good, if not, then I will try the 1242's with the same AIR-ANT2506's as they will need to go outdoors.

Any configuration help appreciated.


Would it also be possible to use a switch to link the AIR-BR1310G-E-K9, and use a separate ethernet cable to run approx 100m to another property to get internet hard wired directly out of the switch? Something like a WS-C3524PWR-XL-EN or WS-C3512-XL-EN etc.....?


Regards, Ian

Leo Laohoo Mon, 08/23/2010 - 16:45
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Wireless Bridges Point-to-Point Link Configuration Example

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008058f53e.shtml


Hope this is what you are looking for.


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Tommo2010 Tue, 08/24/2010 - 00:51
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Hi,


I'm afraid this configuration example didn't help as it comes up with forbidden page and not enough priviledges for me to view?

Are you able to copy / paste the information for me?

also, are you able to answer me this - I am looking at putting a switch / router in between the satellite modem that provides the internet, and the Aironet that will be acting as the "Root bridge?" (I am hoping to send the internet wirelessly to a number of access points from a central AP, but also run an ethernet cable from a switch down to another property from the switch, will this work??)


Regards, Ian

Tommo2010 Tue, 08/24/2010 - 16:39
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Hi there,


Are you able to get back to me on this configuration, as the link you sent me I am unable to access I am afraid?



Wireless Bridges Point-to-Point Link Configuration Example

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008058f53e.shtml


Hope this is what you are looking for.


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Thanks, Ian

Tommo2010 Thu, 08/26/2010 - 04:02
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The document was very helpful thankyou.


However, I have an issue. I have received the AIR-LAP1131AG-N-K9 but it is the LWAPP lightweight AP and therefore apparently I need a Wireless LAN Controller to use it, is this correct?


I don't think there is a way of using this AP independently without a WLC but if there is please let me know.

If not, could you please let me know which 1100 or 1200 series AP's I could use, with integrated or external antenna's and I can order these instead.


Many thanks, Ian

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