08-10-2018 07:40 AM
Looking for suggestions...
Background: Using a NanoBeam 2AC-13 to a NanoStation M-2.The setup is simply used to access a remote security gate opener on a ranch that is off grid.
Distance: Approx 1/4 mile
NanoBeam height: about 25 feet
Station Height: About 15 feet, line of sight and skimming low tree tops.
Signal strength is in low 70's for both
Airmax quality and capacity is (in my opinion) low...see attachment.
QUESTION: Are these levels acceptable? Can setting improve the levels without mounting units higher ie. increase power levels.
Bottom line...it works...the gate opens/closes but I'd like to improve signal and quality levels if possible.
08-10-2018 08:47 AM - edited 08-10-2018 08:51 AM
There is definitely some brush in the path.
If that is all you are doing with it, reduce channel width to 10 MHz.
Next, look at Airview and find the cleanest spot to set the ap's channel.
Should work fine for your purpose.
08-10-2018 09:57 AM
Thanks! That did make an improvment, to -69 dBm. Quality and capacity are also improved.
I have another Loco M2 in a shop 600' away and now it's at -38dBm, it's saying to reduce the "Reduce the signal strength at the station"...I'm looking at the station and not really seeing where to reduce the power level...Where might that be??
Wireless, but where? At the slider? Without crashing the system, what is a good number to start with?
08-16-2018 07:09 AM - edited 08-16-2018 07:10 AM
Both Loco's are connected to the NanoBeam. I've been using the sliders to adjust power levels on all three units, the 'beam and the two Loco's.
Everything is working but it's difficult to get the Loco's dialed in perfect with one being so close and the further out.
I'm guessing it's just the nature of the beast....
08-18-2018 02:49 AM