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2600e Access Points with Outdoor Antenna

paul.2.smith
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I'm looking to extend wireless coverage outside the building and was think of using 2600e APs with AIR-ANT2566P4W-R patch antenna mounted externally.

Is this a valid combination?

I've had a look through various bits of documentation and this antenna seems to be supported but can't see documentation that details of what low loss cables and lightening arrestors are compatible.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Leo Laohoo
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These lightning arrestors and low loss cables have 'N' type connectors.  So you either need to get a jumper cable or an adapter to go from 'N' type to RP-TNC.  Each connector introduces attenuation also that you need to consider when calculating the total EIRP.  Most of the installs I have don with low loss cable is using a spool of cable and terminating the 'N' type connector to the end of the cable and then using an antenna that had 'N' type connectors.  If you use the Cisco antennas then you need to purchase and adapter and also make sure you use coax seal on each connector.

Thanks,

Scott

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Leo Laohoo
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Yes.  That antenna will work with 2600E and 3600E.

Cisco Aironet 2.4-GHz/5-GHz MIMO 4-Element Patch Antenna (AIR-ANT2566P4W-R)

Thanks for the confirmation.

can anyone else help me with my hunt for info on cables/lightening arrestors?

Cheers