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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎04-17-2013

MIMO Antennas in Different Directions

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Hello,

 

Is it possible to have a 3x3 directional antenna system connected to a single AP with each of the 3 antennas pointing a different direction?

 

Obviously the throughput would be limited to 1 antenna at one time. It would effectively be a single AP with a very strange shaped cell.

 

Are there any examples of this in the wild?

 

Thanks

Moderator
Posts: 681
Registered: ‎04-16-2009

Re: MIMO Antennas in Different Directions

This is not possible.  All antenna elements must be oriented the same -- same direction and on the same plane.  You need multiple radios, each with their own antennas.  We have a quad-radio AP, the MSR4000, that can do this. 

 

Please take a look at our Outdoor VRD :http://www.arubanetworks.com/wp-content/uploads/OMWN_VRD_2012-01-04-1.pdf

 

 

Aruba
Posts: 1,290
Registered: ‎08-29-2007

Re: MIMO Antennas in Different Directions

I agree with Marcus.  In the very least you'll have 'hidden node' problems with clients.  The only time this would be acceptable is a point to multi-point link, which I'm sure is covered in the guide.


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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎04-17-2013

Re: MIMO Antennas in Different Directions

Thanks for the answers, sounds reasonable 

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