Tekamba wrote:I have a client who is wanting to setup a wireless network for his RV park tenants. I am trying to find the hardware to set this up for him and came across the Engenius line of long range wifi hardware. I'd like to find out if I am looking at the right equipment, and what other considerations I may need to factor in. Feel free to ask any questions that I may overlook.
The park is about 1250ft deep and 800 ft wide. The incoming cable will be located roughly in the front center of the park and the only other park supplied power is in the back left corner so repeaters would be a difficult task. He will consider putting some repeaters in, but would prefer to not need to. There are some trees scattered throughout the park, so complete line of sight is not likely unless we go over the trees, but then the various tenants might not be able to connect as easily.
So basically we would need to reach 400 feet in a side to side direction and 1250 feet straight back. According to my calculations the further point out should be about 1300-1400 feet. I was looking at the EOC2611P. Will that be capable of a range such as that or should I be looking at another device and/or hooking up additional antennas either on a roof or a pole? If so how high should I try to go with them? Should I attempt to get a 2nd device attached in the back corner (still discussing with the local cable company who will be providing the source, but don't think there will be the possibility of another incoming cable line back there so if anything I'd probably need to bridge a 2nd device.
Once the EOC2611P on channel 4 is installed, I will have good internet coverage to about 90% of the park.
Any suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Tekamba wrote:So would you recommend I purchase a 2611P, take it out and set it up (maybe get an external antenna as well) and then check my coverage and determine additional hardware needs from there? I realize you are not an expert, just looking for advice from someone who has done this before so I can gain from their experience. The one thing I have learned is that every location is different and it seems until you start with something you won't know what you might encounter as far as interference.
After having walked the park again yesterday, I have a feeling that the 2611P may almost cover the area adequately. My biggest concern now is the features available if we use the router in that device, or if I should consider setting up a DD-WRT or Tomato based router. From what I am reading on the 2611P it seems to have quite a decent feature set.
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