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Install an Outdoor Network- 10 minute Outdoor Network Engineer


Hi Folks,


Here are four new videos in my series “The 10 Minute Outdoor Network Engineer”.   If you’re about to install an outdoor network, you definitely want to check out these ones for best practice procedures you must know for weatherproofing and alignment.  We get a ton of questions on these two areas. The videos take you step-by-step through the process.


Video #1 shows you how to weatherproof direct-mount omni antennas including lightning arrestors.



Video #2 shows three different methods you can use to align pairs of antennas at common distances we see in campus and municipal deployments, typically under 1 kilometer



What's in the box?

The “what’s in the box” videos are aimed at installers who need to quote physical installation services for customers, and want to see exactly what they’ll be dealing with.


Video #3 is a quick tour of all the parts that come in the box with an AP-175



Video #4 is a quick tour of all the parts that come in the box with the MSR4000




We’re looking for suggestions for other videos that would be impactful for engineers who are planning or deploying outdoor Aruba networks.  Please submit your requests on this blog.  You can also email directly.

Retired Employee

If you are having difficulty watching the video, please hang on tight... the problem is being looked into.


Kind Regards,


Occasional Contributor I

just completed watching videos 1 through 2 and must say that you guys are top notch with regards to hands on demonstrations. i remember visiting Airheads in Maryland about 2+ years ago and was truly impressed by the Antenna and outdoor wing of Aruba. Keep up the videos and VRDs as they make a huge difference in product descriptions and config guide line documentations.




Retired Employee

Thanks for the feedback Matthew! Very much appreciate it. We'll share this with the team.


Kind Regards,


Comunity Manager

New Member

Hi All


I have  controller 3600  and define on this device 64(ap-93,ap-93h,ap-175 p) Access point  ,I have 61 access point Indoor and it give me  signal and internet

But I have 3 access point outdoor   not give me any signal  and   I can see it   by the controller and it took ip address  ,my question  the ap-175 need special configuration or special installation.


best regards




Usually we provision outdoor APs in a separate AP group from indoor APs.  This is so that you can easily modify things like EIRP, antenna  gain, ARM settings, etc.


Can you send more information about your installation - what kind of antennas?   how are you measuring signal?   and send the command output "show ap active".   Thanks.


Contributor I
The email address in the post to send feedback to does not work. Is there someplace else I can send it to. I got a message stating I couldn't send to the address.




Looks like there is a problem sending to that alias from non-Aruba addys.   I have a ticket at help desk open now to fix.


Meanwhile, you can send your suggestion/comment directly to me if you like.




The email alias has been fixed.   is now back on line.  



New Member



Fantastic videos.  Thanks for sharing.  Quick question:


Do you ever use a golf range finder for short-range links for measuring distance (or doubling as the scope you mentioned)?  If so, is it useful for anything other than just distance? 






Hey Devin,


Hadn't actually thought about the golf rangefinder.  


I do have a Bosch laser rangefinder for estimating pole heights but I find it's not that reliable for poles over about 10m.


As far as lateral distance between radios is concerned, I usually try to have my link budgets done before I ever get onsite for the install.  Google Earth is the best tool for that as I'm sure you know.




New Member

Thanks Chuck! Very helpful.



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