The GNS-1480 Wireless Hotspot package includes a 802.11B/G, Indoor Access Point, with a 1000mW amplifier. Included is everything you will need to cover about a 1000ft. or more with a 802.11B/G signal. Depending on how many trees, or other obstacles are in the way, will determine on how far the wifi signal will reach. The GNS-1480 is customized for location owners who are looking to add WiFi to their location, where speed and reliability is equally important.
This package, although cost effective, can be the basis of your Wireless Hotspot if you plan to expand the Wireless Network in the future,and also includes a higher power access point capable of reaching 1000mW. This package is for locations that do not expect many web surfers, (up to 20 simultaneous users) but want the advantage of attracting new customers to their location because of the added Wi-Fi Internet Access. This package should have an location where the indoor access point can be mounted, and connect to the external antenna with 10ft. of coax cable. Such locations as maintenance shops, bathhouse, construction sheds, offices, etc. located at your campground or RV park.
This wifi hotspot package can ship pre-configured for "out of the box" installation. Please contact us for details. The included access point is rated for indoors. The AP can be powered via a POE injector, which is included. Pole mount hardware is also included for both the Antennas. There is a lightning protector that will be positiioned inline between the Access Point and Antenna. The Access Point has web based configuration, meaning that the default IP address will allow you to manage the settings. SSID, Security type/phrase, power settings, and network settings can be changed using this IP address.
This 802.11B/G Wi-Fi Hotspot includes a 2.4GHz, 9dBi omni directional antennas, lightning protector, pole mount hardware, POE injector, and power supply. This Wi-Fi Hotspot will enable you to broadcast a Wi-Fi signal up to 1000ft., assuming clear, unobstructed line of sight to your end user. With the maximum power of 1000mW, it will help to reach extended areas, or applications which have more obstructions. It is recommended to mount the AP/Antenna combination at a minimum of 10ft. and maximum of 20ft. high. This will allow you to reach RV's, Campers, or boat slips that are 500ft. away, with minimal obstruction. If you have a particular setup you would like to discuss, please contact us anytime.
Connection to Network:
To connect the access point to your network a single Cat5 Ethernet cable is used. A 5ft. cable is included for this hotspot package. (If you need more cable, a maximum length of up to 200ft. can be used) The Cat5 Ethernet cable connects directly from the outdoor access point using a weatherproof grommet, to an indoor POE (Power-over-Ethernet) injector. The POE injector plugs into a standard AC outlet for power, and another Cat5 Ethernet cable connects from the POE injector to your network (Router/PC/Switch etc.)
Maximum Range & Interference:
With clear, un-obstructed line of sight at your location a maximum range of 500ft. can be achieved using this package. Typical results are between 300ft. and 800ft. using this type of Wi-Fi Hotspot package. Most campground, RV parks, and Marinas will see about a 500ft. range.
To extend coverage beyond this distance, additional Access Points can be added, therefore extending the coverage area of your wireless network at your discretion. Generally, this is referred to as a "wireless repeater". If you plan to grow your Wireless Hotspot in the future, there is no need to replace the existing equipment, saving you time and money when it comes time to upgrade the WiFi network. Additional Access Points are recommend for areas larger then 2000ft in diameter. A typical wifi laptop card will get a range of about 300-700ft. from a high power access point. This antenna works great for start-up WISP's, small RV-Parks, Campgrounds, or Marinas.
Each access point has a 30dBm maximum output power. This is adequate for short range applications, or smaller campgrounds and marinas. Power can be scaled back for closer installations to avoid noise issues and to meet local regulatory requirements.
For applications that require transfer of very large files, video transmission, or large amounts VoIP (Voice over IP) traffic, it is recommended that you choose a 802.11N Wi-Fi Hotspot.