Using Meraki MR86 to cover Bus Garage parking lot for retrieval of Video

Ryan_Feidler
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Using Meraki MR86 to cover Bus Garage parking lot for retrieval of Video

Looking for whet antenna setup to use with 2 MR86's to cover the parking lot shown below. Will be used to pull video from DVR's in buses.

 

 

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alemabrahao
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Well, I believe that an omni antenna would work since it is an open area, but in its place (if possible, of course) I would at least do a predictive Site survey to validate.

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Packet7hrower
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Hey @Ryan_Feidler - I would think this would be fine. I've done several of these types of setups. PM me if you would like more info!

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PhilipDAth
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77m is going to be a big ask.

 

I would be tempted to use a pair of MR86 with sector or patch antenna.  Have one pointed to cover the left-hand area, and the other covering the right-hand area.  You could look at MA-ANT-20 or AIR-ANT2513P4M-N=.  Even then, I suspect this might only give you 80% coverage (you need a lot of bandwidth to download video).

I would also trial the solution to make sure it is going to manage to do this.

https://meraki.cisco.com/form/trial/ 

 

+1 to @alemabrahao  for a predictive site survey.

GIdenJoe
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I agree, but the MA-ANT-27 is still wide enough (120º) while covering at least 90 meters depending of course how high it will be mounted over the buses since those buses will probably be quite formidable obstacles for the signal.

 

MA-ANT-25 does not provide much more coverage directionally than the MA-ANT-20 so in my experience the 27 is the best match for somewhat longer distances 60 - 100 meters.

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