Wireless Access

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Access network design for branch, remote, outdoor and campus locations with Aruba access points, and mobility controllers.
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IAP-134 With No External Antennas

  • 1.  IAP-134 With No External Antennas

    Posted Apr 11, 2014 04:59 PM

    Simple question.....

     

    I have an IAP-134, but don't have any external antennas for it right now. If I deploy this in a closed office space, what is the expected RF coverage from the AP itself. I have brought it online and it broadcasts the Instant ESSID, so I know it has the ability to broadcast without the antennas, but how far?

     

    Is it similar to a 105's internal radio performance or worse?

     

    Thanks!



  • 2.  RE: IAP-134 With No External Antennas

    Posted Apr 11, 2014 07:38 PM

    You barely get any RF.  Don't count on any.



  • 3.  RE: IAP-134 With No External Antennas

    Posted Apr 12, 2014 01:50 PM

    It's a *very* bad idea to have no antenna's connected, it might damage the radio's over time.

     

    It will give you some coverage because all of the RF-energy is being transfered to the antenna connectors, but don't expect it to go far (I'd say a couple of meters in the same room).