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Outdoor Coverage

Hi,

I have a requirement of Wi-Fi coverage outside of the building, currently i am planning to deply 1250 series AP (2.4 & 5Ghz)

how to achieve outside coverage keeping the Access Point inside the building,

will the External Antenna solve my problem if yes, what model of antenna is preferred for the same.

Thanks in Advance.

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Re: Outdoor Coverage

You can use the 1252 as an outdoor AP for 11n but Cisco suggests the use of the 1500 series MESH APs. An 11n version is due for release pretty soon. If you opt for the 1252 I would suggest mounting the AP outside as well with a weatherized NEMA enclosure. Remember that any use of cables to the antenna does result in some signal loss. Compensate with antenna gain. I have a specialty antenna that I use.

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Re: Outdoor Coverage

Thanks for suggestion.

but my requirement is stright that I need to place Access point Internally and extend the antennas outside, so I am looking for External Antenna which suits 1252 Access Points also maximum outside coverage.

I had a research on the cisco site, but i could not find much...

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps7183/ps469/product_data_sheet09186a008022b11b.html

let me know if you guys have some other alternate to these antennas

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Re: Outdoor Coverage

You have a number of choices:

2.4Ghz
AIR-ANT2430V-R (ceiling mounted) or
AIR-ANT2460NP-R (wall mounted patch)

5.0Ghz
AIR-ANT5140V-R (ceiling mounted) or
AIR-ANT5160NP-R (wall mounted patch)

Please don't forget to rate useful posts.  Thanks.

Re: Outdoor Coverage

Leo makes some good suggestions from the Cisco portfolio but I would call Tessco and some third party vendors who specialize in atennae. My experience is that you need a more specialized antenna for outdoor uses.I use the Tessco 354980 2.4/5ghz omni 6dbi outdoor omni. Easy to mount.

New Member

Re: Outdoor Coverage

I don't know will I be able to use External vendor antennas apart from Cisco,

anyway i went thru that model its good to go, but I would like to know what is the distence it covers?

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Outdoor Coverage

I am looking for External Antenna which suits 1252 Access Points also maximum outside coverage.

What is the dimensions of this "outside coverage"?

New Member

Re: Outdoor Coverage

Thanks for your reply,

I am looking to cover 15 to 20 meters outside coverage,

Keeping the normal Antennas attached to 1252 AP inside the building wall will help me to achieve outside coverage distance ?

let me know any alternate solution if you find

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Outdoor Coverage

I am looking to cover 15 to 20 meters outside coverage,

This is not enough.  This is just either the distance or the width.

Keeping the normal Antennas attached to 1252 AP inside the building wall will help me to achieve outside coverage distance ?

Again, more information please.  Your first post said that you want external antennaes now you want "normal" antennaes.  Can you elaborate further.  What type of wall do you have that separates the inside and outside?  How thick are the walls?  How do you expect to install the AP?

Please elaborate further because we are techno guys/gals.  I just want to let you know that I (and some of us) flunked "Mind Reading" classes several times. 

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Re: Outdoor Coverage

I am placing my Access Point 3.5 mtrs above from the ground lvl,

20 meters which I am talking abt is the distance from the outside of the building.

I just wanted to know will I achieve this outside coverage with normal antennas or not ?

I am planning to place my AP near the wall and thickness of the concreate wall is around 40 cms, we have such kind 2 walls

AP normal antennas should pass those 2 thick concreate wall (40cms) with some metal disturbance(AC duct), after these 2 walls I am looking for 20 mtrs coverage around the building.

depicted a diagram for better understanding :)

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