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Old 11-05-2008, 09:09 AM   #1
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Long-range wireless AP/Bridge/Router

I am looking for some input on what type of long-range outdoor wifi AP/Bridge/Router to get. I am currently setting up an Engenius EOC-3610S-EXT Wireless G Access Point to cover an area of about 100m2 and serve a maximum of 22 clients. I'll let you know how that goes.

What I'm looking for now is a solution for the other part of campus. We've got four bungalows with no wired ports. So, I'm trying to bring wifi to that area. These will be a maximum of four clients per bungalows, meaning 16 clients. These bungalows are evenly spaced out over a 100m2 area, and this area is about 60m-70m away from the nearest ethernet port (Computer Lab). No wifi in range. Midway from that eth port to the bungalow is a structure (Pool House) where I could install an outdoor AP/Bridge/Router. So, we're looking at an actual distance of 30m-40m.

So, I want to install the outdoor unit either at the outside of the Computer Lab or even at the Pool House. What would your hardware choices be for this scenario?
Old 11-06-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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i pretty much dont like wireless thing because sometimes it cant be predictable/dependable.
but - there are good APs - bridge - routers.

before you make a decision - do take a site survey using some demo product - so you wont be disappointed.

i did use couple of cisco ap1200-1300 for some manufacturing (heavy industries) warehouses - and they perform well enough at approximately 75+ meters under heat and very high humidity, and bunch of obstacles/barrier.



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