I am considering the SXT 5HnD. I would like to ask what AP hardware would best support 30+ clients (or more), average client distance 1 to 3+ miles.
All clients will have great line-of-site to my microwave tower (nothing in the way because my tower is on top of a montian next to my city)
My APs will be simple - bridge the WAN to the ethernet and let a DHCP server hand out live IP address to the SXT 5HnD clients. The SXT 5HnD clients will then NAT the customer ethernet LAN.
First - AP antennas; I want to cover between 90 to 180 degrees. I am thinking two 90 degree antennas. What are the best AP antennas to use? What is the polarity of the SXT 5HnD ?
Second - The Mikrotik AP motherboard - what is best? Should I be use a set of RB-433AH or go with a set of RB-493G. With a RB-486G I can then use gig ethernet links to the AP which might help AP throughput to many clients. What is best? If I use a RB496G, what outdoor case is suggested.
Third - What wireless interface cards should I be using? the R52N, R52nM or ???
Last - what kind of results have WISPs had with the SXT 5HnD in a larger network?
As soon as I figure out what works best, I will be getting my orders ready.
Tom Jones - a WISP located in North Idaho USA