Is it okay not to use antenna for WBS510 for short distance?

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Is it okay not to use antenna for WBS510 for short distance?
Is it okay not to use antenna for WBS510 for short distance?
2020-01-13 05:03:02
Model: WBS510  
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version:

I'm about to install WBS510, for the meantime without having antenna.
Is it possible?

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Re:Is it okay not to use antenna for WBS510 for short distance?
2020-01-13 12:25:59

@Heujenthro, using any AP without antennas can destroy the radio.

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Re:Is it okay not to use antenna for WBS510 for short distance?
2020-01-13 13:29:00

@R1D2 , Why?

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Re:Is it okay not to use antenna for WBS510 for short distance?
2020-01-13 13:32:54 - last edited 2020-01-13 13:36:59

Because the antenna terminates the line with a 50Ω impedance and the radio design expects this termination.

 

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/335912/can-i-break-a-radio-tranceiving-device-by-operating-it-with-no-antenna-connected​​​​​​​

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Re:Is it okay not to use antenna for WBS510 for short distance?
2020-01-13 13:41:29

@R1D2 , How about adding this antenna?


18dBi Wireless WiFi Antenna w/ RPSMA Interface.

 

This antenna is temporary, and i will buy sector antenna in the future for long range coverage.

 

 

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Re:Is it okay not to use antenna for WBS510 for short distance?
2020-01-13 13:45:20

@Heujenthro, that's better than an open end. Remember to adjust Tx power of the WBS accordingly.

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Re:Is it okay not to use antenna for WBS510 for short distance?
2020-01-13 16:54:51

@R1D2 , Thanks a lot man! I'm starting a WISP Business and i'm exploring the tp-link products.

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