Wireless bridging (P2P) solution recommendation - Cisco
Posted on 2013-01-02
A customer needs to bridge between their main building and another small location (less than 10 nodes) in a satellite structure approximately 500' away (across a large parking lot). Wired-only connectivity in the satellite location - high performance is not an issue here - connectivity/reliability is key.
What's the best Cisco option anymore for this? The 1300/1400-series bridges are gone/EOL, and Cisco redirects to the ExaltAir as a placeholder, but these are high-performance (and $5K each). We're looking for the least expensive solution.
I've researched the workgroup bridge (WGB) functionality present in the 1242's, and it seems that this might be a viable solution, but these are indoor APs, so they'd need to be mounted indoors and antennas mounted outside somehow.
I'm looking for a parts list for the best cost-effective solution - the APs have to be Cisco, but I'm open to 3rd-party (Terrawave, etc.) antennas.