03-24-2014 11:57 AM
Has anyone deployed an IAP 104 with 4x AP-ANT-13B with good results?
I am looking to deploy this setup in a ship for 4-6 crew cabins, one AP should be enought the issue I have is all the metal everywhere, so if I deply one AP in the Hallway, as soon as doors are closed the WiFi signal drops off. I was thinking of putting the IAP 104 in and running 1x AP-ANT-13B to the ceilings of the cabins.
I wondered if this would be adequate of if I am better off with a higher gain Yagi style antenna(s) hidden in the Ceilings?
03-25-2014 05:39 AM
Without knowing the environment, this can be tricky. Even if the signal is strong enough from the AP, can the AP hear the return from the client?
I would say run the AP or antenna to the room itself. Depending on the length of the antenna cable, keep in mind the dB loss over distance.
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03-26-2014 12:47 PM
My idea Seth was to locate the AP in the corridor ceiling and then run the 4 antenna to the cabins one per cabin so the layout resembles a 4 pointed star.
I will let you know how we proceed!