TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)

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TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
2020-03-19 13:45:39
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Hi Guys,

 

I just want to know if the TPLINK CPE510 5G AP is only accessible wirelessly by "line of sight" only or can its 15KM+ range as shown by specs be transmitted/function normally if it is not placed/mounted on an elavated area regardless of terrain, buildings and trees, etc???

 

I hope this question is clearly enough?

 

Thanks in advance.💯👍

 

 

 

 

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Re:TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
2020-03-19 16:18:03

@Daniel_Siune101, all directional RF links need a fresnel zone clearance. The CPE510 is no exception.

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Re:TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
2020-03-20 00:38:06

@R1D2  What about within a building itself? I have recently installed some wireless cameras, but some of these cams are behind walls and the DVR camera switch/receiver is in another office within the building itself. Its a 2 storey building, with 1 cam upstairs, about 30 meters or so from the receiver, and 3 downstairs, 25 metres or so from the receiver. 2 of these cams downstairs are working fine, minimal signal strength, I figure its abit close to the receiver itself. 

 

Given these info, if I installed the CPE510 on the roof and connect it to the WAN port on the cam receiver, will it be able to increase the range of the receiver so all wireless cameras can transmit properly? The Receiver is on the first floor, will the CPE510 still be able to penetrate through to the cam upstairs and farthest one downstairs?

 

Sorry, that is a mouthful, but abit of a layman when it comes to these things.

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Re:TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
2020-03-22 17:36:32 - last edited 2020-03-22 17:37:27

@Daniel_Siune101, in general, CPEs are designed for directional links only. Depending on the environment, reflections of the WiFi signal can »accidently« cover devices outside the CPE's antenna beam width angle, but in my opinion this is not a reliable solution. For distances of up to 70-100m an EAP225-Outdoor, which has omnidirectional antennas (360º coverage) would be better in terms of WiFi coverage, but even then the signal quality and WiFi coverage depends on the weakest device/antenna, not only on the AP.

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Re:TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
2020-04-02 03:49:10

@R1D2 Thank you so much for the info. I will try looking into the EAP225 that you suggested. Hope it gets the problem fixed.

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Re:TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
2020-05-15 03:07:01

@R1D2 Hi, its me again.

 

 

I have recently bought several TP LINK CPE510 ACCESS POINTS and also a TP LINK ARCHER MR400 AC1200 3G/4G ROUTER WITH A SIM CARD SLOT.

 

I am trying to use the CPE510 to extend the signal range of my ARCHER MR400 AC1200 so I can access it from long distance. 

 

I have tried connecting the CPE510 to the LAN/WAN Port of the router but it doesn't seem to be working. Cables for both the router and access point are both STRAIGHT THROUGH. Should I be using CROSSOVER instead? Will that work? Or are there some settings within the router config page that I can use to bridge them together so the signal range of my router can be extended through the TP LINK CPE510's 20 or so Kilometres?

 

Could you please help me with this?

 

Really in dire straits here.

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Re:TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
2020-05-15 08:30:50 - last edited 2020-05-15 08:35:26

 

Daniel_Siune101 wrote

I have tried connecting the CPE510 to the LAN/WAN Port of the router but it doesn't seem to be working.

 

What does not work? Basic connectivity? Web UI access? The wireless link? »Doesn't work« is much too vague to be able to help.

 

First you need to configure the CPE connected to your router to fit into the LAN network. Assign the CPE a fixed IP address from the Archer's LAN network. To do so, set your PC's IP to the 192.168.0.0 network (e.g. 192.168.0.10), access the CPE's web UI using its default IP 192.168.0.254 and configure the CPE. Select Access Point as operation mode for this (local) CPE, set up its wireless parameters and then connect it to the Archer's LAN.

 

Do the same with the second (remote) CPE while still in the lab. This CPE needs a static IP, too, but needs to operate in Client mode. After setup has been done, don't connect it to the Archer's LAN by cable, but hook it up wirelessly to the local CPE.

 

Cross-over cables are not needed anymore, most modern devices support Auto-MDI-X for 100BASE-TX interfaces nowadays; so does the CPE.

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Re:TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
2020-05-17 10:55:25

@R1D2 I followed all instructions given by you to the latter.

 

I have hooked it up via bridge from my Archer MR400, coz that was the only way I could it connected, so to speak..🙄🙄

 

I tried to use the AP Router mode, but it keeps giving me the "failed to get data" error each time. All other modes seem to be okay, I did as you instructed to place it in ACCESS POINT mode, which I did, but it is not connecting with the Router, i.e to boost my internet router as a HOTSPOT, coz that is what I want, tbh.

 

And also, one other thing, the CPE510 is a 5Ghz model, but my Archer MR400 Ac1200 is both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, so my question is, I have a Redmi 8A smart phone with me that I am testing it with, I am now starting to think that maybe the setup is working but perhaps my smartphone is not 5Ghz compatible that is why it might not be picking up the signal from the configured AP??????

 

I am no expert here, but I am really trying here to figure this out.

 

One other thing, I can see the CPE510 on my wired conncetions list in the Internet Router, am I still NOT connecting it right?

 

And how exactly do I get my Archer MR400 4G LTE Router with Sim Card Slot to extend its signal via the AP so I can use it as a HOTSPOT, if I am doing everything right?

 

Totally lost here, need picture instructions here it seems..😞😞

 

 

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Re:TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
2020-05-17 11:59:56 - last edited 2020-05-17 12:04:31

 

Daniel_Siune101 wrote

I did as you instructed to place it in ACCESS POINT mode, which I did, but it is not connecting with the Router, i.e to boost my internet router as a HOTSPOT, coz that is what I want, tbh. 

 

CPEs are designed for long-range directional links. They have a small antenna beamwidth to concentrate RF energy in one direction only. Thus, CPEs are usually used pair-wise.

 

They are not meant to operate as a hotspot. Why? Because of a) their small, directional 45º antenna beamwidth (for a hotspot you would need an omnidirectional 360º beamwidth) and b) because the antenna of client devices matters, too. If you want to deploy a hotspot inked to your home network, this is the way to go:

 

 

The CPE on the left is wired to your router. The CPE on the right is wired to an EAP-Outdoor. The distance between the two CPEs can be 500m, 1km, 5km, 10km or even more (depending on certain environmental parameters and the type of the CPE. Thta's the typical use case for Pharos devices (CPE/WBS).

 

If you want to just boost your Archer's WiFi network, you should use an EAP110-Outdoor or an EAP225-Outdoor. Either device needs to be wired to your Archer, too:

 

Both EAP-Outdoor have a 360º omnidirectional antenna beamwidth and they cover only an area of ~70 to 100m radius. Standard client devices cover at max. ~70m with their much weaker antennas.

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Re:TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
2020-05-17 16:46:17

@R1D2 Thank you, I will look into that setup. 

 

I have just one other question. I am just enquiring here really, if there are any omni-directional antennas on the market from TP Link (360 degrees) that has a more greater range than 100metres?

 

I would like to purchase one if there is such an antenna out there on the market?

 

One that is compatible for 2.4ghz and 5ghz.

 

Suitable for say, a school area.

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Re:TPLINK CPE510 5G Access Point (AP)
2020-05-17 17:09:39

@R1D2 Regarding what I said about the hotspot part, I actually bought Four (4) CPE510s, that was why I mentioned it.

 

You see, I am trying to use it for our High school where I am, teachers at their residences, students, the labs and such. If there was some way to use it as such, you help and knowledge will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks again.

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