Don’t Plan a WLAN Until You Read Our WiFi Antenna White Paper

April 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM

 

Why? Let me ask you this.

 

Do you know how to choose the correct antenna for a better wireless connection?

 

With all of the various antenna options out there, it can get confusing as to which antenna to use and how they work. After reading this white paper, you’ll have the information you need to get started on planning your network. 

 

Our white paper - Choosing the right WiFi antenna for your applicationcovers common wireless network application examples and details the basic types of WiFi antennas that are available today. From choosing an antenna for a campus, to planning for an office environment, we give you a rundown of what antenna is best for your application and how-to tips for proper network design.

 


Here are just a few highlights from this free white paper:

 


There are two main types of WiFi antennas, Omni directional and directional

 

Omni directional antennas provide a 360° donut shaped radiation pattern to provide the widest possible signal coverage in indoor and outdoor wireless applications. An analogy for the radiation pattern would be how an un-shaded incandescent light bulb illuminates a room. Types of omni directional antennas include "rubber duck" antennas often found on access points and routers, omni antennas found outdoors, and antenna arrays used on cellular towers. ... (read more)

 

Outdoor Omni Antenna

Rubber Duck Antenna

Omni Antenna Array

I want to add WiFi to my office building (inside)

 

To provide wireless coverage to an inside office space, use omni directional antennas that provide 360° wireless coverage. The style of antenna typically used is the ceiling mount omni directional antenna. The antenna gain pattern for the ... (read more)

 

 


I want to install WiFi in a campus environment (outside)

 

In this case you can use several directional antennas with an omni directional antenna at the central building to connect the buildings in the campus. This is called a point to multipoint network. As with any outdoor WiFi network, clear ... (read more)

 


 

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Wireless Tech Tips You Can't Live Without

January 23, 2014 at 8:36 AM

 

Here at the Engineering Hub, we strive to bring you topical and useful free technical support reference materials. For over 30 years L-com has built an extensive knowledge base of wireless tips and other valuable information to help you successfully design and implement wireless networks.

 

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We have recently added several new wireless tech tips to our website. Many are based on questions we get from our customers. Here are a few:

 

 

Make sure to bookmark L-com's Technical Resources page as we are adding new content frequently. Some of our top downloaded wireless technical resource documents and tips are:

 

 
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