Warehouse WIFI

Adoos
Building a reputation

Warehouse WIFI

We have a new warehouse being built and your only option is the ceiling/roof mounting access points.

 

Assuming we use the MR72 are there flexible dipole antennas for these?

 

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redsector
Head in the Cloud

We are using MR46E with flexible antennas for warehouse.

Ryan_Miles
Meraki Employee

As mentioned the MR46E is a good choice for warehouses. I have a number of customers that use them in high ceiling environments.

 

The MR72 went end of sale 5 years ago. Also, while you could use a modern outdoor AP inside a warehouse keep in mind it has different external antenna options and also the outdoor APs only carry a 1 year warranty vs. lifetime on the indoor models.

Adoos
Building a reputation

My only concern was the temperature requirements of a warehouse in Summer. Not sure indoor APs would be suitable. 

Here are the MR46E environmental specs from the data sheet.  No customers I have worked with have had a problem in a temperature controlled warehouse.

  • Operating temperature: 32 °F to 122 °F (0 °C to 50 °C) 
  • Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing 
michael_g
Here to help

Another post provided a handy antenna chart for Meraki branded antennas that you might find helpful:
https://community.meraki.com/t5/Wireless-LAN/Meraki-Supported-Antenna-Chart/m-p/128264

If ceiling height is especially tall, using omni-directional antennas (like dipoles) can be problematic though especially if there is lots of high racking, at least in my experience.

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