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Building inhouse access point (dual band) with NetMetal 5

Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:24 pm

Hello,

I´d like to try Mikrotik for inhouse setup.

- NetMetal 5 RB922UAGS-5HPacT-NM (black edition seems to be new)
- R11e-2HPnD

I need omnidirectional antennas, so

what (small) antennas should I get?
-- (3 pieces) for 5.0Ghz?
-- (2 pieces) for 2.4Ghz?

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Re: Building inhouse access point (dual band) with NetMetal 5

Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:01 pm

I use this setup as well in a bunch of places.

You need 3 5GHz and 2 2.4GHz antennas and don't forget the MMCX to RP-SMA pigtails for the R11e.
 
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Re: Building inhouse access point (dual band) with NetMetal 5

Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:16 pm

beware of not power on the radios without pigtail and antenna connected to them

powering a radio without antenna can damage it
 
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Re: Building inhouse access point (dual band) with NetMetal 5

Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:08 pm

Thanks for the information. Do you have any recommendation for the antennas?
 
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Re: Building inhouse access point (dual band) with NetMetal 5

Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:19 am

If I can find that last ones I bought I'll post the part numbers but they were normal 3dbi RP-SMA sticks. Don't get dual-band ones. Get 3 tuned for 5GHz and 2 tuned for 2.4GHz.

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