cpe 210 wifi antenna range

cpe 210 wifi antenna range
cpe 210 wifi antenna range
2020-04-29 18:26:00
Model: CPE210
Hardware Version:
Firmware Version: 2.2.0 Build 20190125 Rel. 36261 (4555)

I bought last year an outdoor antenna to use it as an access point for my garden. According to this https://www.tp-link.com/gr/business-networking/outdoor-radio/cpe210/ my antenna should have had a 5 km range but I still have issues with some devices connecting with it. 

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Re:cpe 210 wifi antenna range
2020-04-29 19:45:57

@ChristosVl, the CPE was designed for long-range directional links, thus it's usually being used pair-wise (i.e. CPE to CPE, or CPE to WBS). It does not perform well to feed standard clients because of following reasons:

 

  • The max. coverage distance of a CPE210 is several kilometers. The max. coverage distance of a consumer devices is a few dozen meters only. Albeit the consumer device can »see« the CPE's SSID over, say, 250 meters, it won't be able to send anything back over such a distance. The consumer device's antennas are just too weak for this distance.
     
  • The antenna beam width of a CPE210 is 65º on the H plane and 35º on the E plane only in order to concentrate RF energy. Albeit in 100 meters distance the covered area is about 127 meters on the H plane, in 1m distance from the CPE it is only 1.27m (and even only 0.63m on the E plane). Thus, if the consumer device is outside this 1.27m × 0.63m area, signal strength will be weaker or connection will be lost completely.

 

If you want to extend WiFi to a garden, use EAP225-Outdoor, which has a 360º antenna beam width and has been designed for supplying nearby areas (up to ~100m).

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Re:cpe 210 wifi antenna range
2020-07-30 16:51:52 - last edited 2020-08-03 09:43:51

In my opinion, your Wi-Fi antenna just has a too large connection radius. My friend also has an antenna for 3 km, but in the distance it does not connect so well, he changed the antenna to a radius of 200 m and now everything is fine with him. Or there is always the opportunity to just buy a second router, but for the garden, it will most likely be cheaper, you just need to run the cables. But if you really want an outdoor WiFi Anthenna with a large radius and for it to be of high quality and work well, it seems to me that you will need to buy another model. But before buying a new model read the description maybe some of the reviews. Sometimes it helps a lot to pick a good product.

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