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AP1532 Range Calculator

Has anyone come across a range calculator for the AP1532 yet.

I'm contemplating using this AP for a point to point bridge link over a distance of approximately 2 miles but am struggling to find a range calculator similar to the one that used to be available for the BR1310.

Regards

Roger

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Range and Capacity

Range and Capacity Calculator

The Range and Capacity Calculator is available on cisco.com

Design and Planning with the 1532 Access Point

Deploying an outdoor mesh network requires careful planning and design. RF Nature: Not an Exact Science, Especially in Unlicensed Spectrum. There can be many other devices that can interfere with our mesh network. To optimize the deployment we can follow these recommendations:

  • Mesh: AP-to-AP Backhaul Distance Capability should be - 2x AP-to-Client.
  • WiFi Network Planning Involves:
    • Site Survey to Identify: AP Location & Height, Line-of-Sight (LoS)/Partial LoS, Interference, Access to wired backhaul (i.e. Max # Hops).
    • Knowledge of the client type (Smart Phones, Tablets, Laptops).
      • Weakest Link typically would be the Uplink on a Smart Phone.
    • User Experience: Minimum Throughput to User, Type of Applications (Internet, Video, Gaming).
    • CAPEX & OPEX available for project: Match to type of Service, and Robustness of Coverage.
    • Regulatory Considerations: different countries allow different Tx power at different Frequency Bands.
    • When to use internal antenna 1532 versus the external antenna 1532.
Based on these considerations, below are estimations for both the – A and – E domains:
  • AP-to-Client Distance for (-A) Domain
     2.4 GHz (A Domain)
    AP1532I:525 ft/ 160 m
    AP1532E:590 ft/ 180 m
  • Recommendations AP to AP (Backhaul) = 2 X (AP to Client Distance) -A
     AP-AP = 2x(AP to Client)
    AP1532I:1050 ft/ 320 m
    AP1532E:1180 ft/ 360 m
  • AP-to-Client Distance for (-E) Domain
     2.4 GHz (E Domain)
    AP1532I:265 ft/ 80 m
    AP1532E:265 ft/ 80 m
  • Recommendations AP to AP (Backhaul) = 2 X (AP to Client Distance) -E
     AP-AP = 2x(AP to Client)
    AP1532I:525 ft/160 m
    AP1532E:525 ft/160 m
Assumptions:
  • Height: APs are at 33 Ft (10 m), and Client at 3.3 ft (1 m)
  • Throughput: > 1 Mbps
  • Decreasing AP-AP distance improves consumer experience (throughput, latency).
  • Near LoS suburban. For Less LoS Scenarios; Reduce Distance Assumptions.
  • Flat Terrain Environment.
  • Comparing the 1532I to the 1532E with AIR-ANT2547V-N dual band antennas. The 1532E with high-gain antennas can reach much greater AP to AP distances.
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