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Which Outdoor Directional AP should i choose for my backyard?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:39 am

Hi,

my dad wants a good coverage of our backyard with WiFi for our Phones and Notebooks. I already have 3 CAPs with Capsman so it should support CAP Mode.
It should have 2.4GHz to support older Devices, 5 GHz is optional if it costs not so much more. The Budget is about 100€.

Needed Range is about 40-100m, 30° wide in one direction, i live in a small Village so there is not that much wifi interference like in a city, maybe 5-6 other Wireless Networks are around here.

Which directional AP should i buy?
My guess would be the SXT 2 or the SXT SA5 ac for Dual Band WiFi.
Edit: i noticed the SXT SA5 ac only has 5GHz, the 802.11n got me confused.
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Re: Which Outdoor Directional AP should i choose for my backyard?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:43 am

If you can afford it, get a mANTBox 52 15s which has both 2.4 and 5GHz, giant antennas, high transmit power, and a slick-looking package in one.
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Re: Which Outdoor Directional AP should i choose for my backyard?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:00 am

If you can afford it, get a mANTBox 52 15s which has both 2.4 and 5GHz, giant antennas, high transmit power, and a slick-looking package in one.
I've seen that too but its a bit too expensive for that usecase that we dont use it all the time (just at the evening for 1-2h or when we have guests there)
But do you think the mANTBox 2 12s would be great for that if we only need 2.4GHz to stream some youtube vids or make some video calls? Or is the SXT 2 better for that Price?
 
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Re: Which Outdoor Directional AP should i choose for my backyard?  [SOLVED]

Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:36 am

The mANTBOX 12s is better because it can receive signals better than the SXT2, and that's important with devices that can't send much out to begin with.
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Re: Which Outdoor Directional AP should i choose for my backyard?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:50 am

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Re: Which Outdoor Directional AP should i choose for my backyard?

Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:13 pm

I got the mANTBox 2 12s and its so awesome! The wap_ac would be a bad option tho because i want it directional and i already have an AP (Audience) in my Room. But the mANTBox is awesome, wide range and fast.

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