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Mesh APs and outdoor install

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Feb 26th, 2014
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Hello,


Can I use 2602i as a RAP and 1532i as a MAP with 2504 WLC?


Also, when installing the 1532i, do I need to use lightning arrestor?

What else do I need to install the 1532i outdoor?

I was reading the 1530 AP outdoor installation guide, but the instruction is for 1532e, and I am really confuse about the installation.


The site is something similar to this:

http://sniqi.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/pool-modish-roof-top-blue-swimming-pool-with-unique-rattan-gazebo-and-chic-aluminum-column-rooftop-swimming-pools.jpg

or

https://www.google.com/search?q=hotel+swimming+pool&espv=210&es_sm=122&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=MGUOU-ycCKfz0QG2joDIBg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=2133&bih=1061&dpr=0.9#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=vw5vFm9CLAiSUM%253A%3BmtarRnzeO5N33M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fworldalldetails.com%252Farticle_image%252Fimpressive_swimming_pool_851671.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fworldalldetails.com%252FPictureview%252F5400-Impressive_Swimming_Pool_Bali_Indonesia_Hotel_Begawan_Giri_pool_view.html%3B1335%3B889



Is my topology feasible?

What I'm thinkig is, the APs that is going to be in the building with no walls will be 1532i RAP and the AP that is going to be in the indoor office will be 2602i RAP.  I have not seen the site yet, so far this is just my guess.

The wireless will be used for POS as far as I know. No guest traffic.

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Scott Fella Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:45
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I would put the two 1532's on the top of your picture on the corner and have them as a RAP.  You can use the 2602's, but they are inside and your signal can be the issue.  If the signal from the 2602 is unusable, then the 1532's will never join.  If the signal is poor, then your backhaul will be poor.


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steelinquisitor Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:56
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Scott,


Is there by a chance a guide how to install the outdoor AP? Something that would tell me what materials would I need to install these outdoor APs. I will be installing 1530i, but since outdoor APs requires more accessories than indoor AP, I am not exactly sure what to do or buy for the BOM.


The reason I put the RAP indoor and indoor with no walls is that I am not sure if I can pull cables to the location you have mentioned.



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Scott Fella Thu, 02/27/2014 - 06:00
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Take a look at this guide... I would also make sure that if you are running cable from one of 1532's as a RAP, that you use shielded outdoor cable and lightning arrestors.  This goes for any outdoor AP or Bridge that we do.


http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/access_point/1530/installation/guide/1530hig/1530_ch2.html


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steelinquisitor Thu, 02/27/2014 - 07:25
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Scott,


How do power on your mesh outdoor APs? Do you use a regular wall power outlet or do you run a new power source?


This is the table I was looking at the other day.

The one that confusing me is that the lightning arrestor. Does the 1530i need a lightning arrestor? The guide focuses on the AP with external antenna.

Materials Required to Mount Access Point to a Vertical Wall

In Kit

Ground lug and screws (provided with access point)

Yes

Wall Mount Bracket

Yes

Four M6 x 12-mm Hex-head Bolts

Yes

Two stainless steel band clamps (adjustable 2"-5", 51 mm - 127 mm)

Yes

Two stainless steel band clamps(adjustable 5"-8", 127 mm - 203 mm)

Yes

Crimping tool for ground lug, Panduit CT-720 with CD-720-1 die (http://www.panduit.com)

No

Four wall mounting screws

No

Four wall anchors (specified for all material)

No

Drill bit for wall anchors

No

Electric drill and standard screwdriver

No

#6 AWG ground wire

No

Shielded outdoor-rated Ethernet (CAT5e or better) cable

No

Grounding block

No

Grounding rod

No

10-mm box-end wrench or socket set

No



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Scott Fella Thu, 02/27/2014 - 07:32
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Typically you can tap into an existing power source if it is available or run new power. The main thing is to make sure it's on a circuit that is constantly in and not timed. Street lamps for example will shut down and power up at given times. You want a power source that is constant. It an outlet is not too far from the AP, you can use that, but make sure it's protected from tampering and or weather.

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steelinquisitor Thu, 02/27/2014 - 09:10
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Scott,


Constantly power is a must since it is for POS devices. I found this weatherproof electrical box cover http://tinyurl.com/l78jm6p


Also, is there a rule that needs to be followed about grounding the Cisco outdoor AP?



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Scott Fella Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:57
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Some come with a ground screw in which you would need to ground that like any other.... certified building ground.  If you run power, many times the junction box can be used as a ground, but the electrician would know.


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Scott

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