10-14-2013 06:50 AM
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?
10-14-2013 07:04 AM
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:
hope it give u some idea.
(i presonnaly prefer to deploy AP-105 and higher in Hotel enviroments)
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10-14-2013 10:01 AM
Strongly urge the IAP-105 for this deployment. You will be capped in resources and scalability with the 93.
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10-25-2013 11:50 AM
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.
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10-28-2013 02:54 AM - edited 10-28-2013 02:55 AM
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.
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