So my question is, how can you recommend a product like this one for a point-to-multipoint deployment (1500 as RAP and 1030s as MAPs) when you have as one of your guidelines that antennas are not to be mounted outdoors?
Or does the information make an implicit assumption that the 1030s are to be used with 1030s only. The way I read it, if I'm going to use a 1500 as my RAP, which is supposed to be installed outdoors, then my MAPs (or at least their antennas) must be installed outdoors.
I'm using 1030s as RAPs and MAPs. The config for 1030 and 1500 is the same EXCEPT that the 1030s will only use the A radio for backhaul, whereas you can select A or B/G on the 1500s. Be sure to use lightning protection when running antenna cable from an inside 1030 to an outside antenna.
Have you had any issues with the 1030s running as MAPs??? Specifically with the external antenna settings on the 802.11a radio? I'm using 3rd party antennas and I'm getting mixed results on signal strength. I've played with the dB settings but the signal does not improve. And this is with a link that has line-of-sight.
The 1030 was designed as an indoor AP and as such only has power settings for indoor usage. The 1510 series has an amplifier to push the backhaul to greater ranges. The 1030 as used for MESH should be used to bridge the signal from outdoor to indoor only. It was never meant to be an outdoor MESH AP. The same goes for the 1242 in MESH mode.
First is the antenna type; you must use antennas that are tuned to 5Ghz (802.11a), not 2.4Gz, since the 1030s only use the A radio for backhaul.
Second is the config: you must add RAP and MAP MAC addresses to the "AP Authorization List". Then set each to bridging mode, which forces a reboot. If using an external antenna, you need to go into Wireless->AccessPoints->802.11a Radios and chnge the antenna type from indoor to outdoor (for some reason, the software won't let you do this after you set it to Mesh mode). THEN, go back into the AP config and set to Root or Mesh mode, and whatever other bridging information you want. By the way, I can't figure out why the "Bridge Data Rate" wouldn't be set to the max...
Remember that the 1030 mesh solution is a one hop solution, 1 root to (I think up to 3) mesh, not a many-to-many.
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