Cabletron Systems 802.11 User Manual
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RoamAbout 802.11

Outdoor Antenna

Site Preparation Guide

9033153

Notice

Notice

Cabletron Systems reserves the right to make changes in specifications and other information contained in this document without prior notice. The reader should in all cases consult Cabletron Systems to determine whether any such changes have been made.

The hardware, firmware, or software described in this manual is subject to change without notice.

IN NO EVENT SHALL CABLETRON SYSTEMS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS MANUAL OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT, EVEN IF CABLETRON SYSTEMS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF, KNOWN, OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

© Copyright 1999 by Cabletron Systems, Inc., 35 Industrial Way, Rochester, NH 03867

All Rights Reserved. Printed in the United States of America.

Order Number: 9033153

Cabletron Systems andRoamAbout are registered trademarks of Cabletron Systems, Inc.

All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Web Site: http://www.cabletron.com/wireless

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Contents

Table of Contents

Overview ..............................................................................................................

1

Requirements .......................................................................................................

2

Lightning protection.......................................................................................

2

Grounding system ..........................................................................................

2

Line of sight ...................................................................................................

2

Factors that can reduce antenna range ...........................................................

5

Required Data for Antenna Installation Company..........................................

6

The Fresnel Zone ...........................................................................................

6

Other Considerations......................................................................................

8

Antenna Options..................................................................................................

9

RoamAbout 14-dBiDirectional Antenna ......................................................

9

RoamAbout 7-dBiOmni-DirectionalAntenna ............................................

13

Verify Component Connector Polarity.........................................................

15

Reviewing the Site Preparation Checklist.......................................................

16

For Additional Assistance.................................................................................

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