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IAP-93 vs. IAP-105 for a 14 AP low density network

Hi,

 

 

I am looking to implement an Aruba IAP network for a small Hotel - 30 users (up to 50 client devices) spread across 4 floors, 14APs altogether. Would there be any significant benefit to opt for IAP-105 over IAP-93? How much difference is there in terms of signal strength and coverage?

 

Best regards,

 

Boris

 

 

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Registered: ‎05-28-2008

Re: IAP-93 vs. IAP-105 for a 14 AP low density network

Hi,

 

Lets start from the end and with a simple explanation

 

  • AP-93 = 300Mbps (theory) over the air (Up to 16 instant units can be controllerd under one VC)
  • AP-105 = 600Mbps (theory) over the air (Up to64 instant units can be controllerd  under one VC)

 

 

difference is there in terms of signal strength and coverage

  • it's depands on a lot of things: the building meterials and topology + device type + aos + client chipset and more.

 

 

ould there be any significant benefit to opt for IAP-105 over IAP-93?

  • the main benifet of using iAP-105 is the ability to use band steering and use the 5.0Ghz specturm in 40Mhz working mode.

most of today client device do support the use of 5.0 and this specutrm is much "clean" and "quite" in building deployment and ofcouse  in urban/buildings/towers enviroments. (2.4Ghz isn't contain too much none overlapping channels and isnt recommded for use in 40Mhz - wide band mode)

 

  • Another band=more density.

 

another airhead post conatin similer question:

http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Unified-Wired-Wireless-Access/AP-92-and-AP-93-versus-AP-104-and-AP-105/td-p/30816

 

hope it give u some idea.

 

(i presonnaly prefer to deploy AP-105 and higher in Hotel enviroments)

 

rgrds,

 

Me

 

 

 

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Registered: ‎12-12-2011

Re: IAP-93 vs. IAP-105 for a 14 AP low density network

Strongly urge the IAP-105 for this deployment.  You will be capped in resources and scalability with the 93.

Seth R. Fiermonti
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MVP
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Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: IAP-93 vs. IAP-105 for a 14 AP low density network

Agree with above but the 105 has 300Mbps and not 600Mbps.
You could go with the IAP-115s which supports 450Mbps...

Definitely go with 105 or better (if you can), I can confirm that the signal "travels" better.

It also allows you to expand your network should you need it. With 14 IAP-93,s you are at the limit (16) of the cluster.
Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
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Re: IAP-93 vs. IAP-105 for a 14 AP low density network

[ Edited ]

AP capacity is usualy compared in total theoretical values.

 

A 2ss 802.11n AP with 1 radio (AP-93) = 300Mbps.

A 2ss 802.11n AP with 2 radios (AP-105) = 300 (5Ghz) + 300 (2.4Ghz) = 600 Mbps.

A 3ss 802.11n AP with 2 radios (AP-115) = 450 (5Ghz) + 450 (2.4Ghz) = 900 Mbps.

 

Other than that I agree, try and avoid AP-93 unless you know its downsides and are ok with that.

Koen (ACMX #351 | ACDX #547 | ACCP)

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