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Aesthetic Outdoor Wireless Stand-Alone Enclosure

Has anyone had to come up with outdoor wireless enclosures for the AP and antenna that are aesthetically pleasing? It needs to not be a box style that is mounted on the side of a building. It needs to be able to be a stand-alone structure, maybe about 4'  or 5' tall, and encloses the antenna and AP. It needs to be able to be placed by itself out in the landscaping. It needs to look like outdoor lighting, etc, but not an outdoor wireless enclosure. It needs to be able to be painted to match other outdoor structures. Thanks for any ideas / sources!

 

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Re: Aesthetic Outdoor Wireless Stand-Alone Enclosure

Aruba outdoor product, including antennas, may be painted to improve the aesthetic of the finished installation. I am not aware of a solution to address the desired outcome that you describe.

 

Eric

 

Occasional Contributor I

Re: Aesthetic Outdoor Wireless Stand-Alone Enclosure

And what about Aruba indoor access point, like AP93?

 

We will deploy some of these access points in a area opened to public, and for aesthetic reasons, the original white color is not suitable. So, is it possible to paint those APs in a darker color?

 

Thanks.

 

Sylvain

Aruba

Re: Aesthetic Outdoor Wireless Stand-Alone Enclosure

The indoor Access Point line all have vent holes.  The vents help with heat dissaption, and don't normally have any negative impact on teh operation on the access point.  HOwever filling these vents with paint likely isn't a good idea.

 

The enclosure is the best approach, not only to address your asthetics goals, BUT ALSO at the same time addressing PHY security concerns that will creap up later when devices start 'walking away' from the landscape.

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