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Recomendations on outdoor wireless bridge / acces point.

Hi

I have a client that wants to connect his main office network to a remote building so they can have wireless internet access in that biulding. The buildings are approx 150ft apart and are in line of sight. They do not want to dig up the surrounding area so ethernet extenders / fibre are out. What would you recommend as a good outdoor device that can act as a wireless bridge (one on the outside of each building) or a wireless access point if the range is there.

Thanks

Nick Steele
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_-W-_Commented:
Cisco Aironet 3500 or other Cisco Aironet bridge. A cheaper, slower alternative is Tranzeo Wireless Bridges.
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_-W-_Commented:
Make sure you use a good antenna on both ends of the Aironet bridges! Makes all the difference..
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jmeggersCommented:
@-W-  I didn't see bridging capability on the 3500 data sheet.  Do you have experience with the product?
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davorinCommented:
The distance is not so long, but if using access point you could have problems with remote building walls.

In one occasion I have used Cisco Aironet 1240AG with two 19 dB directional antennas (one at each side) for wireless bridge over 4 miles of distance. (It can function as AP or bridge).

You can find on this page bridge calculation utility:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps5279/index.html
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