School Wireless Antenna

Does anyone have any suggestions on a good wireless antenna to use for a school, that is looking to extend their wireless signals to homes about 5 miles away.  They are a Cisco shop.
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Steven CarnahanNetwork ManagerCommented:
As far as I know what you are asking for is not directly possible.  In order to reach that distance you would need an antenna at both ends. The school and the destination(s). The wireless signal at the "homes" would not have enough power to send a signal to the school otherwise.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Motorola Canopy will do five mile or more as well.
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Steven CarnahanNetwork ManagerCommented:
In both cases it requires either an antenna  
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or AP's
The foundation of the Canopy system is
the AP cluster, a powerful system that includes six APs
plus a Cluster Management Module (CMM).

Again, you would have to have something at the other end(s).
On the home end it would require a highly-directional antenna, pointed accurately at the school's high-gain omni-directional antenna (or multiple patch antennas).
Craig BeckCommented:
Over that distance a point-to-multipoint solution won't work well at all for what you're wanting, unless its only for 2-3 clients per AP using small amounts of bandwidth, unless you use a true 802.11n solution at each end and use suitable antennas (note plural) at the client end.
Thanks for the grade. Good luck.
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