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Cisco WCS 3502 Antenna question

I'm trying to add our 1st AP to the WCS.  After placing the AP on the map it asks for AP details.  Problem is - you can only select 1 antenna from the drop-down menu.  and the air-ant513db-r or ant513d-r don't show up.  it also asks for the antenna degrees - all of ours aren't pointing in the same direction.  not sure how to proceed.

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Re: Cisco WCS 3502 Antenna question

Here is a link to the degree.  As far as the drop down, those are the only choices you can use.  Is the 3502 using exteranal?

https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2031765

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3155877#3155877

-Scott
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Re: Cisco WCS 3502 Antenna question

So I'm assuming you have the 3502e installed?  What version of WCS are you running?

you have the air-ant5135db-r which is just an omni-directional antenna with a gain of 3.5dBi.  you should be able to go in as generic and put the gain of the antenna in, and set the values for antenna directions, this is releative mainly for patch antenna, with the angle relative to the 'x' axis of the map.

So for an omni-directional, a setting of 0 for the angle should be fine, if the antenna is pointed striaght down from the ceiling.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/wcs/4.2/configuration/guide/wcsmaps.html#wp1126390

HTH,

Steve

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Re: Cisco WCS 3502 Antenna question

wcs v. 7.0.220.0

yes - 3502e is the ap. 

so what should i do about the fact that the antennas we're using aren't in the dropdown menu.

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Re: Cisco WCS 3502 Antenna question

What antenna are showing up?  You can choose something close to what is in the drop down.

Thanks,

Scott Fella

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-Scott
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Re: Cisco WCS 3502 Antenna question

there used to be an option for a generic antenna as well IIRC, where you could specify the dbi

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Cisco WCS 3502 Antenna question

The antenna you're using should be reported. Make sure the WLC is in-sync with WCS before placing it on the floor plan.

Cisco WCS 3502 Antenna question

Ram,

     If you are using an external antenna, the WLC/WCS has no knowlege of what type of antenna you have connected, as it's a passive device.

Steve

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