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Wireless Raido AP with Antenna (Integrated together) for covering 1 km. range...

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Hi friends !

I want to implement wireless network for my laptop users. Currently I have complete traditional wired network. My workplace covers 1 km campus area. I want to use Wireless Radio AP integrated with Antenna that can cover this campus area.

Right now my purpose is to use this equipment only for propagating wireless signals to the laptops. I dont want to use additional Access Points.

I explored a site www.wlanantennas.com and found some Wireless Radio AP integrated with Antennas. This is the list of the products that I chose.

1. Long Range High Powered Bridge AP - 400mW9dBi Patch Antenna
2. Telex 2.4 GHz, 5 dBi Dual Space Diversity Omni Antenna (2427AA)
3. Telex 2.4 GHz, 8.5 dBi Patch Wireless Antenna (2401)
4. Telex 2.4 GHz, 12 dBi, 120 degree Sector Antenna (2443AA)
5. Telex 2.4GHz, 14.5 dBi, 90 degree Sector Antenna (2444AA)


Q: 1 Can you please guide me which of these products can be most suitable and easiest in my scenario ? If you have idea about other products, then please tell me.

Q: 2 The Radio AP with Antenna equipment will be fixed on the roof of the building, and I will not use additional AP, so will the signal reach to laptops inside the rooms/cabins ?

Q: 3 How can I calculate the range of these product as on the site, I found all the specifications except the range in meters.

Please help me in this regard. I am asked to implement the network as soon as possible. So I am giving extreme points to this question. If you want any other information, please tell me.

Thanks,

Hemant


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Thanks for your replies

I am not getting why I will have to use the repeaters if I use a strong antenna. Let me explain what I am asking...

If I am using a strong Omni Antenna with Integrated Wireless AP that can cover upto 2 km., then it is more than what I need. Because I want to cover only 1 km. area and I purchase an equipment with 2 km. range will signal not reach everywhere in 1 km. campus penetrateing the walls / trees and other obstacles.

Please explain me in simple and effective manner.

Regards,

Hemant
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Thanks BamBamHR !

I got it. I will also collect some information between the different types of Antennas and where we should use them.

Can you please tell me how can we analysis the strength of the signals.

If I place the Radio AP integrated Antenna, then how can I analysis the strength of the signals in the coverage area ? Will I have to see the internet surfing speed on the laptops moving them from place to place or I can get some equipment for this measurement ?

Thanks,

Hemant
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Thank you very much for your continuous support.

With this discussion, I got a lot of knowledge. It was really interesting. Let me discuss with my officials about these issues.

Thanks again.

Regards,

Hemant

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