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  1. Michale32086

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    The Purple PNG....

    http://img.techpowerup.org/130211/RVwifi2.png

    .... you did up seems to be a pretty good solution.. What kind of costs would that entail??


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    OK, now I am starting to get nosebleeds... :eek:

    Michale
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    what he had in mind is nearer to wlan controller+thin APs.
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    The RE's are around 120-150 each (dual band) or 100 for the single band version and the router is your choice or the R20000G is 140 for the dual band and 98 for the single band R10000
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    Here is a good managed switch. Then buy some AP's with detachable Antenna like this. Then buy stronger dbi antennas like this. This is what I would buy. You'll have to use a wifi tester to find where your fall off points are and add ap's where you need them. :toast:
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    I am with ya up until the antennas..

    This is an outdoor setup and weatherproofing is an issue..

    Obviously heat/humidity is a big issue. But even in NE FL, we do get some below freezing temps during the winter...

    Another factor is how does the equipment respond to power blinks, as they happen every so often in the location...


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    I would hook up UPS units to the RE's.
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    Given what you know about my expertise based on this thread, do you think it's within my grasp??

    Looking at your review and the screenshots, it doesn't seem that difficult if you have the basics down, which I think I do..

    Michale
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    Honestly make it simple such as a good managed switch like mindweaver mentioned that uses PoE (Power over ethernet) then use PoE AP's so the only UPS you would need is one on the managed switch.
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    they are extremely easy to setup! 3 clicks and you've extended your range!!!!
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    I like simple! Simple is good...
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    also for the RE's you must have 70% or greater sig. str.

    this goes for all REs and not just amped
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    With a PoE setup, you will only have to run RJ45 to the AP's and not have to worry about power at each device. They are powered by the RJ45 from the switch.
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    thing is aren't PoE APs more expensive???
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    Yea, I looked into that.. But that was back when money was the biggest issue...

    In the here and now, I probably have license to splurge a little in the name of reliability..

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    Math was never my strong point..

    What's 10K sq ft in linear feet?? Linearely???


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    I got 215 ft streaming video coverage and 315-350 ft browsable web coverage. those are the only figures you need to pay attention to.

    This was in a bad scenario BTW... 6 other Aps nearby, and tons of walls in the way

    I tested the AP and SR and both performed the same... they are essentially the same hardware wise.
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    Since we're talking 300ft max with clear line of sight sans minor foliage, I think we definitely have the coverage, eh?
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    This info is all really awesome!

    Looks like I'll be up late writing the proposal to the management..

    On final question..

    Of all the options, what would be the pros/cons of the equipment vis a vis environmental conditions..

    As I indicated, NE Florida, heat and humidity paramount, but some instances of below freezing temps during the winter...

    This info is gold! I can't thank ya'all enough...
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    This with the AP or RE inside a house going thru 5 walls... people have gotten 600+ ft using it to extend the range of ARDrones

    AR Drone amped - YouTube

    THAT IS HARDCORE
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    All he is doing is sharing internet connections, Wireless G should be able to handle that especially since there will be more than one.
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    holy crap, that is awesome!!!!
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    I don't think the issue is the equipment, I think its more the fact that the tin cans everyone is staying in blocks the signal. My father-in-law had this same issue, and after spending a ton on infrastructure, he found a small antenna sealed in a plastic bag placed on his roof was the real solution.
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