Solved Which AP and antenna to use for wireless bridge (3 APs)

June 2, 2012 at 10:27:18
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Hello!
I would like some recommendations on which hardware to choose for my network.
What I will need is 3 access points that can act as a wireless bridge between 3 buildings.
I do not need (or want) clients to connect to the APs, so it is not a repeater i'm looking for.

Currently i'm using 3 dlink dap-1353 for this, but there are several problems with this model, so I need to replace it.

What I need is:
3 AP's that can act as a wireless bridge
2 Directional antennas
I already have a omnidirectional antenna with RP-SMA connector for the main building, but it can be replaced with another omndidirectional antenna if needed.

Some specific AP requirements:
Wireless bridge
Support ONE external antenna
WPA or better security while in bridge mode
54Mbps or preferably better. A minimum stable connection of 3 Mb/s is required.

Very important: The AP needs to work after a power outage, as they are common. This was the main problem with DAP-1353, as when they lost power the clock reset to 1970, and thus could not authenticate with the other AP's.

Thanks in advance for any help!


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#1
June 3, 2012 at 06:43:32
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Have a look at some EnGenius equipment. Google their name and check out their website. I'm sure you'll find something there that will work for you.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#2
June 3, 2012 at 10:27:01
Thank you very much. Looks like they have what I need.
If anyone else has other ideas, it's much appreciated.

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#3
June 4, 2012 at 07:36:57
There will be other OEM's out there you could look into. I would. I firmly believe in shopping around for the best price. All you need to do is search the web. Remember, google is your friend

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
June 10, 2012 at 10:53:54
Thank you very much. I just ordered Engenius ENH202. I'm pretty confident I can get away with just one of these,while using the DAP's as repeaters. Thanks for saving me a ton of money :)

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#5
June 10, 2012 at 16:16:31
Always a pleasure. We used a couple En's at work for a short point-to-point and we're quite pleased with their performance.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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