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QuicksilverW
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Metal 9HPN for Point to Point through trees

Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:06 pm

I'm new to the forum, new to Mikrotik, and new to point to point wireless setups so I thought I'd start here for some advice.

I need to setup a point to point wireless connection between my company's main office and a nearby satellite office. This satellite office is about 1,492 feet away (0.456 Km) however there is a patch of trees between the two buildings. As it stands now, with the leaves gone, I can sort of see the office I want to connect to but when spring hits the view will be obstructed. See the Map below:
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I know that 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz are out of the question so I was wondering what the possibility of making it through the trees with the Metal 9HPN would be. I would likely be pairing it with this antenna on each end: http://www.balticnetworks.com/laird-hd- ... id-nf.html

I need the link to be able to handle 5 thin clients for Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Sessions, 2 printers, and in the future 5-8 VOIP phones.
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Re: Metal 9HPN for Point to Point through trees

Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:56 pm

That should work fine.

I've done much worse with XR9 and 13dBi yagi antennas.

edit: it does depend on your noise floor though.

Here, 900MHz is useless in the city limits. Works fairly well in rural areas though.
 
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Re: Metal 9HPN for Point to Point through trees

Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:03 am

Thanks for the info. The trees are pretty thick so I wasn't sure if even 900Mhz would work. As for city vs. rural we're pretty rural; it's a small town with about 6,500 people so, hopefully, there won't be much interference.

There is another possibility if anyone wants to chime in - we have another satellite office that's about 500m away that we already connect to with a Proxim Tsunami. This building has a clear line of sight to the new office, however, I'm afraid that I would see network issues if I tried to go from our main office ->wireless->Office A->wireless->Office B.

I appreciate the help as I don't have the budget to buy equipment to test with; this pretty much has to work first time out.

I may be able to talk my boss into getting a site survey - would this be the best route to go?
 
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Re: Metal 9HPN for Point to Point through trees

Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:16 pm

What kind of speeds are you getting through you link? Just wondering before I look into getting some of these for my backhauls.

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