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MAximum coverage distance in outdoor AP 37x / 57X with external directional antenna

we have a customer requirement for Outdoor coverage radius distance of  450 M  ,  Does  Aruba have any outdoor AP  with external directional antenna to meet this requirement ?    What is the maximum distance supported ?  which AP model is recommended for this requirement ?

what is the maximum distance supported on AP 575 ?

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Re: MAximum coverage distance in outdoor AP 37x / 57X with external directional antenna

You didn't mention if it is a single client, or multiple clients.  You also didn't mention what type(s) of client this would be an what application you would be supplying over wireless.

 

You can get 300 feet (91M) of coverage from a single outdoor omnidirectional access point mounted at the right height, but your throughput will be low and it will be susceptible to any outdoor interference.

 

We would need many more details about what service you are trying to provide and what clients will be using that service to give you a concrete recommendation.


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Re: MAximum coverage distance in outdoor AP 37x / 57X with external directional antenna

There are 2 requirements ,

1. Client connectivity

2. Mesh P2P

1. Client devices connectivity :

customer ( beach resort) would like to connect clients from longer distances ( approx upto 450m)  maximum possible .. in a particular area  (using directional antenna) from the building to beach  as cabling is not possible to beach area . Different types of endpoints like laptops , phones , tabs , etc to be supported.,   Was thinking of AP 574 with external antenna , what is the maximum coverage distance  possible ?

 

2. P2P Link :   Distance of approx 500 M between buildings with clear line of sight .

what will be the max distance supported considering AP 574+ external antenna. ?

 

 

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Re: MAximum coverage distance in outdoor AP 37x / 57X with external directional antenna

You should retain a VAR who has experience designing these types of networks, because they are definitely a challenge.

 

- For a point to point, you can definitely use external antennas that will give you up to 500 meters.  The antennas with lower degrees can go further, but will require more clearance and will be harder to install. You should not serve clients on the mesh radio, because that will hurt performance.  https://www.arubanetworks.com/assets/og/OG_AP-370Series.pdf

- For client access your basic outdoor omnidirectional AP (375) will be able to provide good coverage at 30 meters if it is installed at the right height with no obstacles.  There must be testing to ensure that the client device is powerful enough to be able to transmit back to the access point and that the frequencies that you choose do not compete with what is already being deployed.

 

Again, please hire a professional to do this deployment, as they will correctly vet the equipment and environment neeeded.

Take a look at the Outdoor Mimo Validated Reference Design Guide here:  https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Validated-Reference-Design/Outdoor-MIMO-Wireless-Networks/ta-p/510237 for some ideas on how to deploy.  Also, take a look at the Outdoor Point to Point Validated Reference design guide here:  https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Validated-Reference-Design/Outdoor-Point-to-Point-Deployments/ta-p/510233

 

Both of these documents provide a good basis on how to deploy outdoors and even though they were written in the age on 802.11n, the same principles apply for 802.11ac.  They should only be viewed as the basis for deploying, because there are many more factors that come into play, in addition to just the equipment that is selected..

 


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