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Hotspot with Rocket M2 and RocketDish 2Ghz

Is it possible to create an hotspot with a rocket M2 and Rocket Dish 2,4Ghz 24dbi?

 

Due to airmax capacities, will I got 30 users limitation for each device?

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Re: Hotspot with Rocket M2 and RocketDish 2Ghz

why?

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Re: Hotspot with Rocket M2 and RocketDish 2Ghz

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I'm no guru at this, but maybe I can offer some related info.

 

Rocket plus dish is ideal for one end of a point to point link.  The radiation pattern looks something like this:

 

dish pattern

 

... with a very strong signal highly focused in a given direction.

 

Hotspots (access points where portables connect) are typically omnidirectional with a pattern that looks like this:

 

omni pattern

 

...with signal distributed 360 degrees around the antenna.

 

 

One might think that a highly directional antenna would be a great way to beam wifi to a distant portable.  However, the issue arrises that even though the portable can hear the hotspot it isn't likely to be able to send signal back to the access point to complete the connection.

 

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Re: Hotspot with Rocket M2 and RocketDish 2Ghz

use an omni with your Rocket.

 

 

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Very well done Ameridat
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Re: Hotspot with Rocket M2 and RocketDish 2Ghz

Using a omni directional antenna is it possible?

In that case I need a Desktop Pc (I thought Ubuntu, Lampp, Coova, Free Radius), a router with open DD-WRT, everything connected into a switch correct?

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Re: Hotspot with Rocket M2 and RocketDish 2Ghz

that's correct. I use Pfsense.

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yes I read about pfsense, I think it's the most complete and powerful software.

 

What omni do you recommed? Which is the most powerful?

I saw Unifi AP Outdoor?!

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Re: Hotspot with Rocket M2 and RocketDish 2Ghz

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EScomputers wrote:

yes I read about pfsense, I think it's the most complete and powerful software.

 

What omni do you recommed? Which is the most powerful?

I saw Unifi AP Outdoor?!


As you add gain to an omni, you remove vertical beamwidth... making it more directional. As you remove gain, you make it easier for devices above and below the antenna to "see" the omni.

 

Also, a large gain antenna and high power radio will have problems receiving signal from mobile devices.

 

For a hotspot type setup, I'd grab a pair of 3dbi or 6dbi antennas with RP-SMA connectors for the rocket.

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Re: Hotspot with Rocket M2 and RocketDish 2Ghz

Do you have a rocket or are you planning to get one?

 

If you don't have nothing yet, you can also go for Unifi.

 

http://www.ubnt.com/unifi

 

 

 

 

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Re: Hotspot with Rocket M2 and RocketDish 2Ghz

I can use any antenna with rp-sma connectors even a pair of 11 dbi? :manhappy:

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Re: Hotspot with Rocket M2 and RocketDish 2Ghz

Try using the UNIFI outdoor AP 2.4Ghz.

 

Or if you already have the rocket maybe use just the AMO10 ( 10Dbi Omni).

 

this will give you 360 coverage.

 

Make note that you do not want to go to hi with the omni, becuase you will overshoot alot of your cutomers, due to the umbrella affect.

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Re: Hotspot with Rocket M2 and RocketDish 2Ghz

thank you so much bajataz, I did not know about "umbrella effect".

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