Then pretty sure you don't need cat5e yet.I actually won't need to run data up the tower since my bandwidth will be coming in on a wireless backhaul so the gigabit is not an issue.
How does this affect your decision? Does it have to do with the distance limit on poe runs? What do you do as an alternative?Depends on the height of the tower.
Test your cable. See what kind of connection you get when using ~400' of it.In the past we have always had the luxury to have our equipment on existing buildings and or silos and could access the equipment Easley. Now we are fixing to install equipment on a 400-foot tower!! What are most people doing for this type of install?
The install is (2) RB433AH – (3) 120sectors and (1) backhaul
1. Install all routers on tower next to antennas and run cat5 down?
a. What about Ethernet limitation of 100 meters?
Well yes I am using "higher is better" My thought is the higher I can get the AP the better luck i will have with the CPEWhat are your goals? Why are you mounting higher than 200' or so? Do you have to? Or are you subscribing to the 'higher is better' philosophy, which isn't always the case.
"Go over" is the key. I assume this site coincides with your other posts...Well yes I am using "higher is better" My thought is the higher I can get the AP the better luck i will have with the CPEWhat are your goals? Why are you mounting higher than 200' or so? Do you have to? Or are you subscribing to the 'higher is better' philosophy, which isn't always the case.
We have an avarage ground elv of 650' to 700' the tower is located a 930' and is a 400' tower. If I was to install a client CPE two miles away and they have 65'-70' trees I would think I would be more likeley to go over. To I have it ALL WRONG?
I would like to have the equipment up on the tower and bring down two Cat5E cables to the building plug each into there POe and then to a switch. This would keep coax loss down to a short run 5' to 10' of LMR600 as long as the ethernet would do the distance. YES it would be much easyer to replace routers,radios it it was on the gound. But the added cost in coax and amps for the case that we have a failure. if it takes 2 to 3 years before mother nature hits me I would be ok. If it happends offten the the money to move the equipment down the tower would be money well spent..