wifi between 2 buildings, small range

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Jun 23rd, 2014
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One of my clients needs to interconnect his wifi network between 2 buildings.

The distance is around 30 meters.

It shoud looks like that :

Network RJ45 -> AP -------30m-----> AP (in other building)

I saw the aironet 1600 series could be fine to do it, and u can connect an antenna on it.

But i still wonder if i really need an antenna or not, because i dont really know the range that the 1600 series can provide.

If i really need one, must i take an exterior antenna, and do i need to put one on the AP in the other building ?

I saw the AIR-ANT2566P4W-R, but it's a bit expensive.

Thanks for the help :)


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adamtodd16 Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:13
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I hate to say it and hopefully I don't get my hand slapped for saying it, but we replaced our entire Cisco campus bridge network with Ubiquiti gear. The cost, management and throughput is far superior for our needs and sounds like would be what you need. $90 per building. 

Moin Ilyas Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:42
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Hello loiccruchade,

I would suggest you to get a site survey done first.

And Aironet 1600 Access Points are Indoor Access Points.

Please find below the Outdoor Access Point Matrix.

Cisco Aironet Outdoor Access Points1532I1532E1552E/EU1552C/CU1552I1552H1552S
Product image
TypeInternalExternalExternal antennasCable modemInternal antennasHazardousSensor networks
AntennasInternalDual band or single band, SW configurableE: Ext. dual-band
EU: Ext. single band
C: Internal
CU: External, single-band
InternalExternal dual-bandExternal dual-band
Fiber SPF optics--Yes--YesYes
LAN port / PoE out
LAN port, no PoE outLAN port, no PoE outYes--YesYes
Cable modem
(Class 1 Div2/Zone2)
Battery backup--Yes--- 
Power options24-48 VDC PoE24-48 VDC PoEAC, DC, PoE40-90 VAC
Power over cable
Data rate300 Mbps300 Mbps300 Mbps300 Mbps300 Mbps300 Mbps300 Mbps
Radio design
3x3:3 (2.4 GHz)
2x3:2 (5 GHz)
VideoStreamYes/wiredYes/wiredYes/wired APYes/wired APYes/wired APYes/wired APYes/wired AP
Rogue AP detectionYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
FlexConnectYes/wiredYes/wiredYes/wired APYes/wired APYes/wired APYes/wired APYes/wired AP
Wireless meshYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Data uplink (Mbps)10/100/100010/100/100010/100/100010/100/100010/100/100010/100/100010/100/1000
Temperature range °C-30 to 65-30 to 65-40 to 55-40 to 55-40 to 55-40 to 55-40 to 55
Wi-Fi standards802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n


Hope that helps.


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