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Aironet 1260 and external Antenna

I know you can put a minimum of 3 AIR-ANT-2422 antenna on the 1261 AP but my question is, can you mix and match antenna?

Currently there is an AIR-ANT-24120 used on an older 1200 model. Upgrading to a 1261. The 24120 is 12db and 2422 is 2.4db.

Environment is Manufacturing floor with 30' ceilings, worried about coverage. Can the 24120 work on the 1261 or am I stuck with the 2422s?

Thanks

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Aironet 1260 and external Antenna

You can't mix-and-match these two.  AIR-ANT-24120 is a 12 dBi antenna.  The 1260 will not support anything higher than 6 dBi because this model simply doesn't have enough power to do so.

The 1260, 3500e and 3600e doesn't have enough power because in the past people kept complaining that the 1250 needed 20.0w PoE power.  Now the the 1250 doesn't have any limitation about the maximum (maybe it does but I haven't seen or heard of it) gain support.  So Cisco cranked down the power requirement of the new WAPs and balanced it to the antenna gain.

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

Aironet 1260 and external Antenna

You can't mix-and-match these two.  AIR-ANT-24120 is a 12 dBi antenna.  The 1260 will not support anything higher than 6 dBi because this model simply doesn't have enough power to do so.

The 1260, 3500e and 3600e doesn't have enough power because in the past people kept complaining that the 1250 needed 20.0w PoE power.  Now the the 1250 doesn't have any limitation about the maximum (maybe it does but I haven't seen or heard of it) gain support.  So Cisco cranked down the power requirement of the new WAPs and balanced it to the antenna gain.

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