Our church has three buildings, the middle one is our administration office where our internet access point is. The buildings on the side where built without any wiring. I want to be able to have a campus wide wireless network that covers all three buildings. The wireless router I currently have installed works great in the middle building but only partly covers the other two buildings. I need a solution that can handle all three buildings.
In looking at the Cisco products, it seems the WAP4410N would be a great router for the middle building and then I could use a wireless extender to complete the coverage in each of the other two buildings. Some questions:
1. Can I use the HGA9N antenna on the WAP4410N router? How much would that increase my coverage?
I was pleasantly surprised when i first saw that the antennas on the WAP4410N were detachable. My first thought was, can I replace the antennas with 'higher gain' antennas.
I asked that question of a the wireless Product Manager, and he said absolutely not and he went into a discussion regarding balanced received and transmitted signal, benefits of MIMO, internal reflect of transmitted wireless signal ....bla bla bla.
If you are going to spend some money on a potential antenna purchase, is there any way you can spend some money on just buying another access point to extend the service ?
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