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can this configuration work?

Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:24 pm

I have just bought a Mikrotik RB 133c with 600MW Card to transmit on 5.8GHz to another Mikrotik RB 532 base station with another 600MW Card on a point to point connection.

The distance is 11KM and the antenna I bought are 30dBi 5.8Ghz Grid antenna for both end.

My friend are saying that the power is too much, that it may affect the radios. Can I return the equipment?

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Re: can this configuration work?

Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:50 pm

Yes, the power is too much for the distance. Return the radios and get R52 instead. Alternatively, you can use the 600mw radios but set the TX power to 18dBm.
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Re: can this configuration work?

Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:02 am

Depending on the line of sight - you could do 11km with 17dBm (65mW) + 24 dBi antennas, in some cases you may require 27dBi antennas - so I'd agree 600mW + 30dBi is a bit loud...
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Re: can this configuration work?

Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:53 am

600MW are to much, I will recommend you try with 2 antenna RB 522.

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