• Hi,

    I am trying to simulate the 1562D AP pattern on airmgnet survey tool, in the planner you can put the antenna property to get the desired antenna pattern, but I cant find any documentation having these properties.

    Antenna manager:

    or .ant & .bmp antenna files, to but in this directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\AirMagnet Inc\AirMagnet Surveyor\Antenna). if its work.

  • Not familiar with it personally,  But I found this on a Cisco support page:

    It comes with directional antenna:

    AIR-ANT2413P2M-N=        13 dBi (2.4 GHz),        Directional, dual polarized 
    AIR-ANT5114P2M-N=        14 dBi (5GHz),            Directional, dual polarized

    check the pattern of these two antenna on this link:

  • We need your Support please.

  • By Howard - edited: February 8, 2018

    I'm not associated with any of these companies, and although I sometimes get the opportunity to do outside work, I prefer to have only one employer.

    But to get back to your question, have you read the planner(s) support materials or taken any classes on their use ? 

    Are you using antennas with "down-tilt" ?

    This is really a CWDP or CWAP question, rather than CWNA (where you put your question).  Have you looked in either of those texts for help ?

    I can tell you that businesses with forklifts can have several unexpected problems due to forklift speeds, and sometimes the signal-proof "cans" their operators use to hold the Wi-Fi devices. 

    Have you ever seen the videos of people "drifting" forklifts ?  It makes for great sport at night when supervisors are harder to find.

    You mention RRM,   I suggest you look at some of Devin Akins articles or webinars on the subject !   By setting just a couple limits, you can control somewhat the "insanity" of RRM.


    See also this CWNP post:

    Unfortunately it appears that Devins presentation has been deleted.   Couldn't find it at all.

    Maybe it was too Politically Incorrect for the Cisco-centric world.

  • Hi...i am a new user here. I want to know are you using antennas with down-tilt ?Have you looked CWDP texts for help ?Have you ever seen the videos of people drifting forklifts ?  It makes for great sport at night when supervisors are harder to find.

  • Search Google for "drifting forklifts".

    Here is only one example - although I am personally more concerned with max speeds across the factory floor, as opposed to staying in one spot for the sake of the camera.    BTW some forklifts have a sideways-crawl feature that looks a lot like drifting, but that is not what I was referring to.:

    Roaming times are usually based on walking speeds.   Add in a (relatively) high speed forklift, and your standard roaming parameters will probably not work so well.   Don't be surprised by lost connections.  Some client devices roaming parms can be changed - talk to the manufacturer, or their commercial distributor.  Normal retail shops usually won't have a clue - They're not stupid, just uneducated as far as the devices real abilities..

    There are both mechanical and electronic methods of engineering-in down tilt.   See the following page for examples of both.

    It's amazing what can be done on even an originally simple omni-directional dipole antenna.

    I have always been impressed with Tessco, their products, and their service.

    My older copy of the CWDP-250 manual has several pages covering where to use down-tilt.   Mostly for warehouse, industrial building designs and outside in ports - any place with high mounted antennas.

    I would assume the new version (302), also has something.

    Best bet, talk to Tessco.

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