Can I effectively use an outdoor mesh AP inside a warehouse?
Posted on 2015-02-05
I'm trying to find what I need to provide WiFi throughout a large warehouse with multiple rooms divided by walls. I have looked at some indoor wireless mesh system, where very few of the APs have to be run to the router with network cables--which is good. Still, they have limited power and a max coverage of about 700 feet, meaning I will need to buy quite a few APs.
But then I see high-end equipment such as the Motorola 6562 outdoor wireless mesh system, which apparently has the power--or something else--to cover a much wider area.
Can I use something like the 6562 inside the warehouse, requiring fewer APs?
If the answer is "no", please help me understand why not. And, I wonder if I placed a 6562 outdoors on the roof above of each large room in the warehouse, would I get good WiFi coverage in the warehouse below the AP--since it is apparently so powerful? TIA