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xavierbt
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Hardware for outdoor area

Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:07 pm

Hi guys,

I have a project that I need to cover a solar panels area with wifi. I have no experience with exterior wifi implementations. Not sure which mikrotik hardware will be best suited.
The solar camp has a building with a post and in front there are around 50 solar panel. Perhaps one could be not enough to cover all the area.

Any advice will be welcome.
 
Cablenut9
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Re: Hardware for outdoor area

Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:50 pm

How big is the area? How many trees could be blocking where you want to receive a signal?
 
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Re: Hardware for outdoor area

Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:37 pm

It's an square of 200x200 meters.
There are no trees in the area but there are the solar panels itself.
The aspect of the photovoltaic solar field is similar too this:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... puig_I.JPG

Every panel has electronics systems that need to be connected to a wifi.
 
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Re: Hardware for outdoor area

Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:04 pm

If each solar panel setup needs to connect to a WiFi network, I would set up a pole with 3 of these in the center: https://mikrotik.com/product/mantbox_2_12s
If if you can't get to the center, I would set up a couple of these on a pole at one end to spread out a signal everywhere: https://mikrotik.com/product/RBSXTG-2HnDr2-168

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