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Valued Contributor I

Re: iap104 external antenna configuration

If the cabins do need both 2.4 and 5Ghz then you do need two AP's (assuming they are off in different directions from each other and one AP would not cover both areas).


With either the AP-114 or AP-135 there are 3 RPSMA connectors that serve both radios so only one ANT-17 is needed and it will txmit both 2.4 adn 5Ghz.


So long as you are getting standard 802.3af PoE on the AP-105 that is fine.  There will be no difference between PoE or a power adaptor.


Also, stating the obvious, make sure you have good clear line of sight between the ANT-17 and the cabins.  I could not tell what your mounting height is from the photos but the -17 has a slight downtilt so you may want to have it up a little high -- above peoples heads and out of the way say 10 - 12 ft.  Also, you might take a look to see what ARM is doing and make sure that it has not turned down the Tx power.  You can override ARM by changing the Min / Max transmit power under the RF settings.  You can also see what ARM is doing by going uner the Support tab then execute the "show AP ARM ..... " commands.

Occasional Contributor II

Re: iap104 external antenna configuration

Sorry for beeing slow with the feedback,

Turning off ARM seemed to help yes, also i pointed the 5 ghz towards the nearest cabins and the 2,4 towards the others. Also mounted the antenna 10-12 feet hight. It works nicely now. Next time i think i´ll use the AP-114 or Ap-135.


Thanks for your valuable help Marcus!


Occasional Contributor II

Re: iap104 external antenna configuration

For those distances you could consider the Aruba AP-ANT-18, which has a narrower 3dB beamwidth and consequently higher gain.


I'd prefer the AP-114 as well as there's many clients (cell phones) still not utilizing the 5GHz band, even though separating the bands to serve two different directions from a single AP surely saves you some money.

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