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why does the AP3502 have 6 aerials

hi all

I have had some new AP's. why do they have 6 antennas ?

cheers

Carl

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why does the AP3502 have 6 aerials

the 3502e is a 2x3 MIMO.  two transmitters and three receivers.  So you have three antenna needed for each band.

2.4Ghz needs 3

5Ghz needs 3

that is why there are six tnc connectors.

Steve

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why does the AP3502 have 6 aerials

the 3502e is a 2x3 MIMO.  two transmitters and three receivers.  So you have three antenna needed for each band.

2.4Ghz needs 3

5Ghz needs 3

that is why there are six tnc connectors.

Steve

HTH, Steve ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Please remember to rate useful posts, and mark questions as answered
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why does the AP3502 have 6 aerials

Carl the 3500 series APs are 802.11n 2x3:2 MIMO APs. What this means is that there are multiple transmit and receive antenna elements. On the 3500 series there are 2 transmit and 3 receive antennas and 2 spatial streams.

Take a look at the 3500 series page for more information:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps10981/data_sheet_c78-594630.html

Re: why does the AP3502 have 6 aerials

You like 6 antennas. Wait till 802.11ac comes out ... ! HAHAHA

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