I am setting up an outdoor WIFI Hotspot at out business. I have a Cisco 1300AP and am using two AIR-ANT2506 (Mast Mount + OMNI antennas) in diversity mode with the correct spacing for 2.4 Ghz (5inches). I am curious because the cisco access point has an area to configure your external antenna. My mast mount antennas are 5.2dBi but the Cisco access point area for the AP asks Antenna Gain(dB): (-128 - 128) . I dont know what to put here. ALSO i want BEST range and dont need speeds over 5Mbs. SO with that being said should i am going to "require" or enable 1,2,5 (and maybe 6mbs) and disable the rest for better range coverage. BUT my question is the Access point has the following options too:
CCK Transmitter Power (mW): 1510203050100Max
OFDM Transmitter Power (mW): 1510203050100Max Power Translation Table (mW/dBm)
Client Power (mW): Local1510203050100Max
WHAT should i set these to for BEST range? MAX?.... anyone good with this stuff?
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