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Has anyone deployed outdoor VoWiFi?
I am charged with studying the feasability of an outdoor wireless voice solution for a large outdoor courtyard between several buildings.
The layout of the campus would require a mesh network. I would most likely use the new 1532I outdoor access points.
I am of the assumption that the phones would opperate on 2.4 Ghz and the APs would backhaul the data on 5Ghz?
In all likelihood, I could probably get it to work, but how well?
Would a deployment scenario such as this even be advisable to attempt?
VoWLAN for MESH is not recomeneded by Cisco for the following reasons:
- Mesh is less stable than the other AP modes like local
- Mesh will force the clients to use 2.4 GHz (unless for some very rare situations)
- Voice is not recommended for 2.4 GHz and all Cisco guides asks to use 5 GHz
- This scenario is not supported by the Cisco TAC