09-09-2013 03:40 AM - edited 09-09-2013 03:41 AM
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?
09-09-2013 07:26 AM
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.
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09-12-2013 11:57 PM
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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