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IAP-228 with two external antennas

Hello friends,

 

Can someone say if  is it a really bad experience to use only two external omni antennas at IAP-228 (it has six RPSMA connectors)?  

 

Or can I save some investiment using only two antennas instead of six? and keep a good performance ?

 

Thank you very much!

Aruba Employee

Re: IAP-228 with two external antennas

The AP-228 has discreet radio antennas (not dual-band like many other external antenna models), so just using 2 omni-directional antennas will either reduce the radio performance to a 1x1:1 on both bands, or will eliminate one band and provide 2x2:2 on the other. Regardless, performance will be less than if all antennas where connected/used.

 

If you leave antenna ports disconnected, remember to add terminators on the unused ports.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering
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Re: IAP-228 with two external antennas

may i understand are these terminators inclusive in the purchase of a AP??

Aruba Employee

Re: IAP-228 with two external antennas


@rzz wrote:

may i understand are these terminators inclusive in the purchase of a AP??


Terminators are not included with the AP, as all antenna connections are expected to be used.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering

Re: IAP-228 with two external antennas

Four of the six antennas, wouldn't help much right?

 

 

Re: IAP-228 with two external antennas

* Probably we have to find those termitors in the market, right? As we don`t have it in the Aruba portifolio.

Aruba Employee

Re: IAP-228 with two external antennas

Four would be better, yes.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering
Aruba Employee

Re: IAP-228 with two external antennas


leandro.cibulka@conversys.com.br wrote:

* Probably we have to find those termitors in the market, right? As we don`t have it in the Aruba portifolio.


Yes, that's correct.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering
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