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Train (1 wagon) 35 meters without cable infrastructure

Hello,

 

We have been asked to create a wireless network in a (moving) wagon 35 meters long. The train will not have internet access for the moment, but they need to have AppleTVs and a Plex server for content to some TV stations and to manage some iPads from a local MDM server.

 

What is best, to put sequencial wirelessly connected Unifi APs or create something like a wireless bridge?

 

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Kostas

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Re: Train (1 wagon) 35 meters without cable infrastructure

Or maybe use Mesh units wirelessly connected to each other?

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Re: Train (1 wagon) 35 meters without cable infrastructure

Why do you think you need more than one AP?

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Re: Train (1 wagon) 35 meters without cable infrastructure


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Or maybe use Mesh units wirelessly connected to each other?

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Kostas

Mesh network to handle HD multimedia traffic?  I don't think so....

 

How many clients are we talking about?  

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Re: Train (1 wagon) 35 meters without cable infrastructure

Thank you both,

 

We are talking for about 80 mobile clients and 18 AppleTVs.

 

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Re: Train (1 wagon) 35 meters without cable infrastructure

Let's dig into this:

 

- how many Apple TVs will be on and streaming at the same sime

- what bandwidth do they consume

- same 2 questions for the 80 clients

- is this one large room or are there WiFi obstructions/compartments that are blocking line of sight

- how will the Plex server be connected, i.e. can it be wired to at least one AP

 

The bandwidth requirements should be specified as precisly as possible - broad guessing is not nelpful.

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Re: Train (1 wagon) 35 meters without cable infrastructure

Thank you,

I have some more data, since the wagon is being renovated now.
- The Apple TV units will be 8 and they will stream content all together. We still do not know if the displays will be 4K.

- 80 clients _must_ have the ability to use the devices. Its not yet clear if the content will be pre-loaded to those clients.

- Its a train wagon (single, no compartments), and (I guess, since we cannot see the real thing now), that we can establish a line of sight for the APs.

- the Plex server and the 1st AP will be connected wired, we can set this as a condition.

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Re: Train (1 wagon) 35 meters without cable infrastructure

Again: You need to define the bandwidth needs for tge Aople TVs and the client, si s number followed by Kbps or Mbps.

 

Did you mean to say that the Apole TVs are ti receive multucast and that IGMP is required? Note that I am not very familiar with Plex + Apple TV. You need to orivide thst technical knowledge and specification.

 

So if ihere were a single AP on the ceiling in the center the Plex server would be wired to it?

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Re: Train (1 wagon) 35 meters without cable infrastructure

@costasppc

Hi, this will be a High Density location, look here the Guide to it:

https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002806907-UniFi-High-Density-WLAN-Scenario-Guide

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