Advice on hardware (need extra acces point)



  • Hello,

    3 years ago i deployed a wifi network on a camping now we need to expand the wifi netwerk.
    We now have several enginius eoc2611p and a couple eoc5611p.

    One of these ap,s did not survife the bad wether and got a spike from lighting for this one i got the last spare part.

    We are now in the process of expanding the wifi network, 1 ap with 360 degree antenne and one with 60 degree.
    What type and brand do you advice ?

    All the ap's are hooked to a wired switch no mesh or somthing like that.


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    How many simultaneous associations (clients) does each radio need to be able to support?



  • I think max 25 i think a gve each user a max. Bandwidth of 10mb/10mb


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    I'd probably look at ubiquiti. I would call them and see how much they will help you with actually surveying your needs and developing a real implementation plan. Unfortunately they generally sell either 2.4 or 5GHz radios for their outdoor line, not dual-band. Looks like the exception is the UniFi UAP AC Outdoor but it is Omni-only with no sectoral option.

    I have never liked EnGenius much, though my opinion was developed years ago.

    With that density something like Ruckus is probably out of the question.

    https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/ZONEFLEX-T710S-120X30-DEG-OUT-DB-AP/4242939.aspx

    Only US$3000 per unit, though you would probably be amazed at how well something like that pole-mounted angled 15-20 degrees downward would cover an open area.

    The T301S (120deg) and T301n (30 deg) are about half that. You would probably find that the 120deg unit with BeamFlex would do just fine.

    http://a030f85c1e25003d7609-b98377aee968aad08453374eb1df3398.r40.cf2.rackcdn.com/datasheets/ds-t301-unleashed.pdf

    Looking at those BeamFlex antenna arrays is almost arousing.

    If you're not afraid of used and don't need AC, you might be able to find some good deals on used gear on ebay.


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