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MSR2000 vs. MST200

Looking for some clarification on the primary differences between the two mesh APs.  What would be the best recommendation for a point-to-point setup where the mesh point would provide uplink to a location without fiber or copper runs.

 

Thanks.


Thank you.

Michael Haring | AIS Consultant
Architecture and Implementation Solutions
Optiv Security Inc. | www.optiv.com
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Re: MSR2000 vs. MST200

The MST 200 has a built-in 802.11n antenna and an ethernet port, so it is the most cost-effective way to bridge two networks.  The MSR 2000 offers more antenna options, but if you are just doing a point to point link, the MST 200 is the best way to do it.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Re: MSR2000 vs. MST200

Hi Collin,

 

Thank you for the information. So what we would want to do is an MST200 (Mesh Point) to an MST200 (Mesh Portal). And we can uplink a switch from the mesh point to provide remote site coverage. Any idea what the max distance between them is? We have relatively good line of sight. Some trees on either side, but at least 10-15 yards away from AP on either side.


Thank you.

Michael Haring | AIS Consultant
Architecture and Implementation Solutions
Optiv Security Inc. | www.optiv.com

Re: MSR2000 vs. MST200

Correct, uplink switch on the mesh point is not a problem. Range can be out to 3-4km, but note that the longer the link, the lower the throughput and the APs need to be higher. If you have a distance in mind, we can give you expected throughput and what height they need to be installed.

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer

Re: MSR2000 vs. MST200

 Distance appeared to be about 100 yards, height was pretty high, maybe 50ft-60ft?


Thank you.

Michael Haring | AIS Consultant
Architecture and Implementation Solutions
Optiv Security Inc. | www.optiv.com

Re: MSR2000 vs. MST200

Then you will be totally fine. Throughput should be around 120-140Mbps with HT40, and half that with HT20 (approx). 

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
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