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Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 104
Registered: ‎02-25-2011

Wi-FI in manufacturing facilties

Hi,

 

Do any of you guys have experience of deploying Aruba Wi-Fi in manufacturing areas and warehouses.  I would interested to know which AP's you use and whether you use internal or external antennas,  any experiences shared would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

Aruba
Posts: 1,644
Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: Wi-FI in manufacturing facilties

I have done deployments in both manufacturing and warehouses.    Each deployment is going to differ, but we've had good success with using AP-105s.  Ceiling heights have been 30 feet up to 50 feet.  

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Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 104
Registered: ‎02-25-2011

Re: Wi-FI in manufacturing facilties

Hi,

 

Thanks for your response,  have you ever had need to use external antennas in that environment.  We have traditionally used external antennas (in non-Aruba deplyoments) and I'm contemplating whether we could have just as much success with using the internal antennas for future deployments.

 

Thanks

 

Lee

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Posts: 729
Registered: ‎12-01-2010

Re: Wi-FI in manufacturing facilties

We've had some ARM trouble when we use external (high gain) antennas.

 

Specifically, the AP's can see each other quite well as they're well above the equipment below, so ARM doesn't always make the best decision for the end-points down below.

 

Denser deployments with internal antennas seem to make much better ARM decisions.


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