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Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

My church campus has 3 buildings (Church, gym, parsonage) that need to have WAPs in each building.  What airMAX products would be the easiest to wirelessly link each building on the outside so that the network can be routed inside?  The distance of each building is no more than 100 ft away from each other.  Is there an outdoor airMAX product that can send the signal to multiple outdoor receivers? Thanks for your help!


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Re: Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

I think you've got it. You can use either the UAP or the airCube, but, the airCube fits better in this situation.

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All airMAX can be used for point to multi-point. You just need to pick an antenna that will cover everything. Do you have an overhead image that shows the layout of the buildings?

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Re: Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

Here is the overhead view of the church campus, with the church on the left of the picture, and the other two buildings that would receive the internet transmission from an airMAX product.  The red line is approx 160 feet in distance; the yellow line is approx 280 feet in distance.  Which airMAX transmitter and receivers would be the best option?  Thanks!

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Re: Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

NanoStation 5AC Loco.
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Re: Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

So a quantity of 3 Nanostantions 5AC Locos? One as a transmitter, and two as receivers?
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You could use 3 NanoStation 5AC locos or you can use one NanoStation 5AC loco as the AP and two NanoBeam 5AC as the Stations.

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Is there an advantage to using one NS 5AC loco & two NanoBeam 5ACs OVER using three NS 5AC locos?
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The NanoBeam has a smaller beamwidth, so it will pick up less interference.

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Is the POE-24-12W-G the correct independent power supply for the NS 5AC loco, since it doesn't come with one?

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Yes. That will work perfectly.

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Re: Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

Ok, so suppose Shane

 

 

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Re: Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

Here's another question for networking the church campus:  what about using airGateways (once I link the buildings using Nanostation 5AC Locos) to broadcast the wifi inside the buildings?

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Re: Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

In a different church install I've already completed, I used the window mount option for the transmitter and receiver, direct LoS, and everything connected fine. The only issue with the window mounts: sometimes the suction cup loses its grip (or suction) b/c of weather changes to the glass, and the antenna falls off the window. Simply reattaching the window mount resolves the issue.
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Mounting outside is highly recommended, but it can work behind some windows.

I suggest the airCube for wifi inside.

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Re: Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

what is the advantage of an airCube over an AP-AC-LITE mounted inside? 

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Re: Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

I would need the ACB-AC to line-up with the Nanostation 5AC loco?  If I understand the unit's advantages over a AP-AC-Lite correctly, I can power both the ACB-AC and the NS 5AC-Loco using the same, included power supply? (So no separate power supply needed for the NS 5AC-loco?) Plus, the ACB-AC has 4 GB ports (so no separate portswitch needed!).  And, the ACB-AC has better range than the AP-AC-Lite?

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Re: Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

airCubes are not designed to be mounted outside. I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to do here with the airCube.
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Re: Need help with airMAX products for linking 3 buildings

I understand that the airCubes are not meant to be mounted outside.  Once I install the Nanostations to link the 3 buildings together, my original thought was to use a UAP-AC-Lite to broadcast Wifi INSIDE the building.  Usually, I have to add a portswitch for hard-wired connectivity.  Since your airCube product has the portswitch built-in, and powers the Nanostations outside, I can eliminate the separate power supply necessary for the Nanostations and eliminate a separate portswitch.

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I think you've got it. You can use either the UAP or the airCube, but, the airCube fits better in this situation.

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