[FAQ] Frequently asked questions about EAP Outdoor products

Released On: 2018-07-20 09:18:01Last update time: 2019-09-24 12:10:11

1. Can EAP Outdoor devices be managed by EAP Controller?

Yes, both EAP Outdoor product and EAP Indoor product can be managed either by EAP controller or by Web GUI.

2. How to mount and install EAP Outdoor devices on a pole or on a wall?

You can refer to the QIG by visiting the website links below. Please notice the version because EAP110-Outdoor V1 has different hardware design as EAP110-Outdoor V3 & EAP225-Outdoor V1.

For EAP110-Outdoor V1:


For EAP110-Outdoor V3 & EAP225-Outdoor V1:


3. What is the theoretic approximately Maximum Coverage Area in Square Meters of EAP Outdoor devices?

We conducted a survey based on a national park with EAP110-Outdoor, considering the maximum coverage area is the range that wireless throughput declined to 10Mbps, we have the conclusion that the maximum coverage area can be as long as 200m.

Note: This value is only for reference, the actual maximum coverage area depends on your local outdoor environment, obstacles and electromagnetic environment.

4. What should be noticed when we deploy outdoor Wi-Fi using EAP Outdoor devices?

For EAP110-Outdoor V1:

For safety purpose, you can either ground your EAP110-Outdoor with grounding cable (in product package), or with shielded CAT5e (you need to buy it yourself) and three phase supply (with grounding wire) for grounding.


For EAP110-Outdoor V3 & EAP225-Outdoor V1:

For the latest hardware version of EAP outdoor devices (EAP110-Outdoor V3 and EAP225-Outdoor V1), the structure has been modified as shown below:


So for the latest hardware version, we suggest you use shielded CAT5e (you need to buy it yourself) and three phase supply (with grounding wire) for grounding. The grounding cable is not suitable for the latest hardware version since the grounding terminal has been deleted.

5. What is the recommended number of wireless clients for EAP Outdoor devices?

The recommended number of clients for a device is never a certain number, it depends on the network bandwidth occupied by application running on each of the clients. Here we provide a value for you for reference only (tested using apple devices in an interference free LAN):

We kept a record of the number of client devices and corresponding performance of the Access Point with so many devices connected. Two statuses, Smooth Play and Occasional Error, were defined here to describe the performance of Access Point under test. The table below shows the device capacity for both statuses for EAP110-Outdoor and EAP225-Outdoor.

Testing using 720HD video stream

Number of apple clients

Smooth Play


Occasional Error




6. What is the recommended application scenario for EAP Outdoor devices?

There is no fixed scenario, which can be very flexible. If you have a farm/zoo/events, etc, any environment in the open air, TP-Link EAP Outdoor product will be your best and reliable Wi-Fi Solution.


 7. What is the theoretical approximate passive PoE cable length if I use the passive PoE adapter to power EAP Outdoor devices?

The approximate cable length used for passive PoE adapter can be as long as 60 meters theoretically.


Note: Bad quality of Ethernet cable may shorten the valid length less than 60 meters, which may also cause power problem, so we suggest install Cat5e cable or above with better quality to avoid dispute with our product quality.

8. What are the main differences between EAP110-Outdoor and EAP225-Outdoor?

EAP110-Outdoor is a 2.4GHz single band outdoor device while EAP225-Outdoor support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

EAP225-Outdoor has much higher wireless speed compared with EAP110-Outdoor, the EAP225-Outdoor supports 300Mbps wireless speed for 2.4GHz and 867Mbps wireless speed for 5GHz.

What’s more, the latest version of EAP110-Outdoor and EAP225-Outdoor has adopted a new designing style compared with EAP110-Outdoor_V1.

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Very interesting.

One quick question related to Point 5:

- Recommended number of apple clients (25 - 30), is for each Band (2.4GHz or 5 GHz) or is the sum of both bands?


i Suppose it's for each band, but i would like to have this cleared.



Can i know eap225 outdoor comes with gigabit poe adapter or normal 100 base one because i test speed can get not more than 100Mbps although my current internet speed 800Mbps . I use all cat6 cable. 

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