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Contributor II
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Registered: ‎04-06-2013

meshing between two buildings

Good afternoon,

We are building out one of our properties with two large buildings.  We are looking to use an Aruba 3400 controller in building 1. There are three 48-port POE switches in building1 & three in building 2.  the buildings are 900 feet apart with a line of site.  

 

Im not too knowledgable with meshing the network so all six switches are off the one contoller. What would be the recommended antenna configuration for this mesh assuming Im using AP175s?

 

Thanks!

MVP
Posts: 2,948
Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: meshing between two buildings

If it just for a point to point communication between both building

Like if it was a cable between both building you could use mst200

Here is more info about it

http://www.arubanetworks.com/products/mesh-routers/mst200/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAGL7IqDPhU

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
MVP
Posts: 2,948
Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: meshing between two buildings

I just saw that you said that we should assume that you are using a AP 175P?

Why is that? you already bough it? or you assuming thats the best option you got?

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
Contributor II
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎04-06-2013

Re: meshing between two buildings

Carlos,

 

No,  I didnt buy the 175s,  just more familier with it.  Please let me know what our other options are.

 

Thanks!!

MVP
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Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: meshing between two buildings

Hello

I already said mst200 and put info on previews message

Just take in mind this will just buld the link between 2 buildings... it wont serve clients... but its cheaper than the ap 175 + antenas.

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
Contributor II
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎04-06-2013

Re: meshing between two buildings

Got it;  Ill take a look now.  Thanks!

Contributor II
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎04-06-2013

Re: meshing between two buildings

Carlos,

 

We are looking at installing around six 48 port Cisco POE switches with many AP105s on both sides of this mesh.  Do you feel this router will have enough horsepower? 

MVP
Posts: 2,948
Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: meshing between two buildings

oops clicked accidentally solution accepted...

mmmm

ill see how to remove it...

 

Anywaywas... the link speed its 300Mbs

If you need more speed i ll advise you that you can use AP 274

Its the new outdoor solution of aruba

Take a look of it

 

http://www.arubanetworks.com/products/access-points/270-series/

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
Contributor II
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎04-06-2013

Re: meshing between two buildings

Carlos,

 

What is the advantage of using the outdoor router over using the AP175?  Is it better throughput?  Can I continue using the 3200 controller?

 

Thanks!

MVP
Posts: 2,948
Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: meshing between two buildings

 

Now im mentioning this.. i got a webinar of this AP for partners... as its new... ill ask more about it and ill come back to you.. its on 30 mins though

 

Ill ask them specifically for your enviroment

You plan putting 48 APs 105 on the other building? and instead of using a fiber link you will use a on the air link meshing right?

Just to put them the scenario to see what they tell me.

 

But i bealive this would be the best.option if you are looking for a fast speed link in the air.

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
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