EAP265 HD vs EAP620 HD Wi-Fi Coverage

EAP265 HD vs EAP620 HD Wi-Fi Coverage
EAP265 HD vs EAP620 HD Wi-Fi Coverage
2021-09-14 09:35:10 - last edited 2021-09-14 14:31:36
Model: EAP620 HD
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Hi guys,

Which one is better in terms of signal coverage? EAP265 HD or EAP620 HD. I tried to compare on the TP-Link website and I found:

EAP265 HD antenna types:
Internal Omni
• 2.4 GHz: 3× 3.5 dBi
• 5 GHz: 3× 4 dBi

EAP620 HD antenna types:
Internal Omni
• 2.4 GHz: 2× 4 dBi
• 5 GHz: 2× 5 dBi

In terms of network coverage (with the exception of Wi-Fi 6 technology) which one is wider in coverage?
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2021-09-14 12:09:36 - last edited 2021-09-14 14:31:50

@martinanugrah 

 

On paper the 620 has a 0.5dbi increase in antenna, however its so little I cant see it making a difference

 

Really, cant see these being any difference in range if honest.  The spread pattern and frequency are the same, likely same coverage

 

 

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2021-09-14 13:35:50 - last edited 2021-09-14 14:31:36

@martinanugrah 

 

Hey

 

No the number of antenna (radios) in the device has no effect on the range of the device.    You simply have now 2 or 3 antennas that can transmit 100meters rather than just 1 transmitting 100meters, the total distance remains the same.  Its arguable that more antenna can actually decrease the range as interference between the antennas increases slightly, therefore dropping the overall effectiveness.

 

The extra antenna will simply increase the capacity and speed of the WiFi (providing that clients support it), these run on different channels

 

Take the 5ghz for example

In an AC (WiFi5) device, each antenna can transmit 433mbps over X distance, with more antenna you can run 2 or 3 simultaneously to get 866 (2x2) or 1299mbps (3x3) again over the same distance.

AX (WiFi6) being newer increases the speed to 600mbps per channel so 2 antenna will give you 2x channels.. therefore 1200mbps (2x2)

 

Extra antenna is speed and capacity, not range.  To get range you either increase the gain / DBi which also has negative effects, or simply add another AP and enable roaming which is what most people do.

 

 

 

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Re:EAP265 HD vs EAP620 HD Wi-Fi Coverage-Solution
2021-09-14 12:09:36 - last edited 2021-09-14 14:31:50

@martinanugrah 

 

On paper the 620 has a 0.5dbi increase in antenna, however its so little I cant see it making a difference

 

Really, cant see these being any difference in range if honest.  The spread pattern and frequency are the same, likely same coverage

 

 

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Re:EAP265 HD vs EAP620 HD Wi-Fi Coverage
2021-09-14 12:27:19

@Philbert 

We know that the EAP265 uses 3 antennas, while the EAP620 uses 2 antennas. Does the difference in the number of antennas also not really affect the difference in coverage?
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2021-09-14 13:35:50 - last edited 2021-09-14 14:31:36

@martinanugrah 

 

Hey

 

No the number of antenna (radios) in the device has no effect on the range of the device.    You simply have now 2 or 3 antennas that can transmit 100meters rather than just 1 transmitting 100meters, the total distance remains the same.  Its arguable that more antenna can actually decrease the range as interference between the antennas increases slightly, therefore dropping the overall effectiveness.

 

The extra antenna will simply increase the capacity and speed of the WiFi (providing that clients support it), these run on different channels

 

Take the 5ghz for example

In an AC (WiFi5) device, each antenna can transmit 433mbps over X distance, with more antenna you can run 2 or 3 simultaneously to get 866 (2x2) or 1299mbps (3x3) again over the same distance.

AX (WiFi6) being newer increases the speed to 600mbps per channel so 2 antenna will give you 2x channels.. therefore 1200mbps (2x2)

 

Extra antenna is speed and capacity, not range.  To get range you either increase the gain / DBi which also has negative effects, or simply add another AP and enable roaming which is what most people do.

 

 

 

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