thanks for answeringHello,
from my experience and point of view:
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Planning on a map may be a first approach but NEVER covers natural obstacles (buildings, trees) and also no influences by other wireless systems nearby.
The most appropriate way to get a "somewhat-real" impression about conditions and AP-locations in this case might be placing some APs in the designated location and "heatmap" the area, which has to be covered.
thank you for replyIt will also depend on how you can mount them.
E.g. in the center of the park you could mount 4 units with 90deg sector antenna each covering 1/4 of
the park and you would not need mesh network (this would be an advantage).
thanks. and final question: is Sector antenna better than omni for smartphones in max distance ?It will always require experimentation. But note that mesh networking is going to cut into your
performance because you use the same radio bandwidth both for user access and interlinking.
Cabling to each unit (to a central router/switch where your internet connection is) is always going
to work better. So try to plan your access points so that this is feasible, even when you need to
change other things for that (like antenna pattern as I suggested, metal comes with an omni antenna
but you can use sector antennas from other manufacturers as well)
about mesh network: I mean Roaming all AP's together for example roaming 10 RB951Ui togetherThe relevance of a sector antenna is not that it would cover more distance, but that you have all
the access points at the same place so you can wire them all at once and are not tempted to use
inferior concepts like mesh networking.
Thanks for replyYou need to change your thinking, you need to start from weakest point in this setup - as it is park, it is client devices - mobile phones and tablets. You need to find out what is average distance they can transmit data back to AP.
remember that Wi-Fi communication is bidirectional, not only phone need to see Access Point, but also AP need to hear phone.
I had one similar setup once, we had to use every other light-poll in the park with small Omni wireless device, now i would probably use something like wAP ac, using 5Ghz for backbone and 2,4Ghz for clients.
I am really confused for this projectIt can work if the clients will be able to deliver their signal to the APs. Omnidirectional antennas need to be put closer to the center while panel antennas could be more on the edge.
first, Thank you very much for helping me in this projectVery nice achievement. What number of concurrent users with total traffic do you see?