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Radius of coverage wifi

JMSA
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Hi,

Can you please send me the radius of coverage of the following model: CISCO modèle AIR-AP2802E-E-K9 for exterior use?If it is less than 50m, can you send me pls the model of the one that ensures 50m as coverage?

Awaiting your prompt answer.

Thank you

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marce1000
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 - That access point is not designed for outdoor purposes , go here : https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/wireless/outdoor-wireless/index.html

 M.

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Haydn Andrews
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Modelling software like Ekahau can provide the approximate coverage that an AP will provide. There are many things that will affect the coverage outdoors - buildings, trees etc and which radio band you are using. In free space the 2800 will cover 50m but it all comes down to the speeds you are trying to achieve as well, as the further from the AP the lower the data rates that can be achieved successfully.

That said the 2800 series is an indoor AP, whilst you could put it in a NEMA enclosure or mount inside with antennas outside there can be regulatory requirements around the available channels it can utilise and you would need to ensure the RF profile meets those requirements.

For dedicated outdoor APs consider the 1500 series or the 9124 series APs.

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balaji.bandi
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Its all depends where it was installed. compare to open space :

some information :

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/wireless/5500-series-wireless-controllers/116057-site-survey-guidelines-wlan-00.html#anc30

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marce1000
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 - That access point is not designed for outdoor purposes , go here : https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/wireless/outdoor-wireless/index.html

 M.

Thank you for your kind feedback. 

I am considering the Aironet 1560 Series and the Cisco Catalyst IW6300. Based on the datasheets, both series have the same protocol 802.11 ac so the expected radius of coverage should be the same (around 100m as per the following website: 5 Wireless Wifi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ad, ah, aj, ax, ay Router Range and Distance Comparison (geckoandfly.com)) However, I am looking for prices online and there is a huge difference. The IW6300 prices range is around 6000 USD whereas the Aironet 1560 prices are around 2000 USD. Is that normal or there is something I am missing here? Thank you 

Haydn Andrews
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Modelling software like Ekahau can provide the approximate coverage that an AP will provide. There are many things that will affect the coverage outdoors - buildings, trees etc and which radio band you are using. In free space the 2800 will cover 50m but it all comes down to the speeds you are trying to achieve as well, as the further from the AP the lower the data rates that can be achieved successfully.

That said the 2800 series is an indoor AP, whilst you could put it in a NEMA enclosure or mount inside with antennas outside there can be regulatory requirements around the available channels it can utilise and you would need to ensure the RF profile meets those requirements.

For dedicated outdoor APs consider the 1500 series or the 9124 series APs.

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Thank you for your kind feedback. 

I am considering the Aironet 1560 Series and the Cisco Catalyst IW6300. Based on the datasheets, both series have the same protocol 802.11 ac so the expected radius of coverage should be the same (around 100m as per the following website: 5 Wireless Wifi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ad, ah, aj, ax, ay Router Range and Distance Comparison (geckoandfly.com)) However, I am looking for prices online and there is a huge difference. The IW6300 prices range is around 6000 USD whereas the Aironet 1560 prices are around 2000 USD. Is that normal or there is something I am missing here? Thank you 

Leo Laohoo
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@JMSA wrote:
Can you please send me the radius of coverage of the following model: CISCO modèle AIR-AP2802E-E-K9 for exterior use?

Zero.  2802E does not have any antennas.

JMSA
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Dear All,

Thank you for your feedback. 

I am considering the Aironet 1560 Series and the Cisco Catalyst IW6300. Based on the datasheets, both series have the same protocol 802.11 ac so the expected radius of coverage should be the same (around 100m as per the following website: 5 Wireless Wifi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ad, ah, aj, ax, ay Router Range and Distance Comparison (geckoandfly.com)) However, I am looking for prices online and there is a huge difference. The IW6300 prices range is around 6000 USD whereas the Aironet 1560 prices are around 2000 USD. Is that normal or there is something I am missing here? Thank you 

Leo Laohoo
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@JMSA wrote:
Is that normal or there is something I am missing here?

If the objective is to "spend the money" then go for it.

No one here is going to answer the question because no one knows, exactly, what you are trying to accomplish and what you are trying to cover(age).

Thank you for your reply.

The outdoor wifi access points are going to serve an outdoor parking dedicated to a bus station.

Is the coverage radius that I am considering and the prices correct?

Leo Laohoo
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@JMSA wrote:
The outdoor wifi access points are going to serve an outdoor parking dedicated to a bus station.

Not really helpful. 

It is a bus station, hooray.  And then what?  

  1. Where are the APs going to be installed? 
  2. How high (from the ground) are the APs going to be installed?
  3. What is the coverage area needed?
  4. What is the orientation (horizontal, vertical) of the APs? 

These are the sort of questions (and a lot more) that will be answered when a proper site-survey/AP-placement is conducted.  If we continue to go down this path of playing "20 questions", then I bow out of this conversation. 

Dustin Anderson
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Range will vary as it will depend on power and where installed, but will probably work. no one will give any guarantee on it though.

As for prices, with the shortages you will see a lot of price gouging, so you should check through your VAR if you have one, or other more reputable sites like CDW etc. I personally have not bought those APs so not sure what "Normal" price should be.

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