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Wireless access points in sub-zero temperatures.

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We are looking for a wireless access point that works/designed for constant sub-zero temperatures (-10 F).  The generic ones we use that are "rated" for that temperature all die in about 6-8 months.  They are used in a very large freezer at a food warehouse so that handhelds can communicate with the server.
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by:rharland2009
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We had very good luck with the Aruba AP175 access points. We used them for an external point-to-point network to connect two buildings through New England winters without issue. They have a very ruggedized housing with seals to protect the AP, cabling, and connectors.

AP175 Datasheet
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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The Cisco Aironets are also good in this situation but more importantly are you using the APs in enclosures?  You need a good seal, moisture contamination is more likely to kill your devices than the effect of the continuous low temperature on the components themselves.
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by:nobus
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you can also put a small heater in the box, like a resistor, connected over the PS pins, so the temp won't drop very low, and dries a bit also
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Craig Beck earned 2000 total points
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Cisco 1500 series APs are designed to be used in environments with temperatures as low as -40.  They are built with the correct enclosures so you just need to mount it.
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