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Which will be the coverage area by a Meraki MR74 and four MA-ANT27?

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Which will be the coverage area by a Meraki MR74 and four MA-ANT27?

If mounted in a high ceiling building, about 25ft tall, we need to cover 13,500 sqft. sounds a  lot but is not that big of an area.

Please, let me know where I can get MR74 area coverage information or how can be calculated.

 

Thanks,

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Re: Which will be the coverage area by a Meraki MR74 and four MA-ANT27?

What type of client are you trying to reach? Most of the time your limitation will be on the client power, rather than the AP itself. 

How many clients? Any line of sight obstructions? A lot goes into figuring out your coverage area.

Edit: You might find these helpful.

https://meraki.cisco.com/lib/pdf/meraki_datasheet_MR74.pdf

https://meraki.cisco.com/lib/pdf/meraki_datasheet_antenna_dual_band_sector__9dBi_12dBi.pdf

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Re: Which will be the coverage area by a Meraki MR74 and four MA-ANT27?

These are you antenna options:

MA-ANT-20, Meraki Dual-Band Omni Antennas

MA-ANT-21, Meraki 5 GHz Sector Antenna, 13 dBi

MA-ANT-23, Meraki 2.4 GHz Sector Antenna, 11dBi

MA-ANT-27, Meraki Dual-Band Sector Antenna

MA-ANT-25, Meraki Dual-Band Patch Antenna

 

I would personally only use the dual band antennas.  A sector or patch antenna tends to be better when you put in on a wall at one and of the building and point it down towards the other end of the building - often down isles of racks.

Omni's are good when you just want to put them in the middle of everything.

 

I think you should expect to use multiple access points.  Hard to say how many without knowing the layout.

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Re: Which will be the coverage area by a Meraki MR74 and four MA-ANT27?

What is the length and width of your space (in meters) and what do you want your minimum connection speed to be?

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Re: Which will be the coverage area by a Meraki MR74 and four MA-ANT27?

How can I get the datasheet plots of the MR74 and MA-ANT-27? such as power response plots, frequency plots...

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