air-ant2506

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Nov 30th, 2006
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Hi all.

I've an Access Point AIR-AP1231G-E-K9.

Can I use for it two omnidirectional antenna air-ant2056?

It'a a single RP-TNC connector, but if I use two antennas can it works?

Thanks

Correct Answer by Rob Huffman about 10 years 8 months ago

Hi Gianpaolo,


You can use two 2506 antennas in Diversity mode but not to cover two different cells/areas. For most installations, if you just used one 2506 antenna connected to the Right-hand/Primary, RP-TNC connector you should be "good to go" if you have some obstacles in the cell area you can try using Diversity mode(2x2506 Antennas);


Cisco Aironet Omnidirectional Mast Mount Antenna (AIR-ANT2506)


From this doc;


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps469/prod_installation_guide09186a008028606d.html



When you use a pair of antennas with matching characteristics to provide diversity for cell coverage in your facility, the guideline is to put those matched antennas at a distance apart from each other that is equal to a multiple of the wavelength of the frequency that is being transmitted. The 2.4 GHz wavelength is approximately 4.92 inches. Therefore, to support diversity on a 2.4 GHz radio with two separate antennas, the antennas should be spaced approximately 5 inches apart. The antenna pair could also be spaced at multiples of 5 inches, but the distance between should not exceed 4 multiples: reflected waves farther apart than that are likely to be so distorted and different in delay spread that the radio could not work with them.Because each antenna is selected by itself, both antennas must have the same radiation characteristics and be positioned to provide similar cell coverage. ***Two antennas connected to the same access point must not be used to cover two different cells.***


From this good doc;


Multipath and Diversity


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_tech_note09186a008019f646.shtml


Hope this helps!

Rob


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Hi Gianpaolo,


You can use two 2506 antennas in Diversity mode but not to cover two different cells/areas. For most installations, if you just used one 2506 antenna connected to the Right-hand/Primary, RP-TNC connector you should be "good to go" if you have some obstacles in the cell area you can try using Diversity mode(2x2506 Antennas);


Cisco Aironet Omnidirectional Mast Mount Antenna (AIR-ANT2506)


From this doc;


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps469/prod_installation_guide09186a008028606d.html



When you use a pair of antennas with matching characteristics to provide diversity for cell coverage in your facility, the guideline is to put those matched antennas at a distance apart from each other that is equal to a multiple of the wavelength of the frequency that is being transmitted. The 2.4 GHz wavelength is approximately 4.92 inches. Therefore, to support diversity on a 2.4 GHz radio with two separate antennas, the antennas should be spaced approximately 5 inches apart. The antenna pair could also be spaced at multiples of 5 inches, but the distance between should not exceed 4 multiples: reflected waves farther apart than that are likely to be so distorted and different in delay spread that the radio could not work with them.Because each antenna is selected by itself, both antennas must have the same radiation characteristics and be positioned to provide similar cell coverage. ***Two antennas connected to the same access point must not be used to cover two different cells.***


From this good doc;


Multipath and Diversity


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_tech_note09186a008019f646.shtml


Hope this helps!

Rob


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