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# 262210 10-Jan-2020 14:11
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Hi 

 

I am doing a new build on a couple of acres and i have 3 AC-LR AP's and wanting to know if i connect there with a poe switch and ser them all with the same SSID when walking around with for example my cell phone will it pick the best connection to use on its own??

 

Thanks

 

 


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  # 2389661 10-Jan-2020 14:12
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yes it should


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  # 2389702 10-Jan-2020 15:24
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If setup correctly and the AP's are connected to a controller (Free GZ Controller) they should automatically hand the phone off to the next closest AP with the best signal.

 

Geekzone has a Free Controller that you can use if you like, or you can host your own. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2389710 10-Jan-2020 15:54
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You do need to get your layout and power levels fairly spot on though for this to work well

 

The AC-LR is quite high power as it is, and "auto" power level = "high all the time".

 

Consider the AC-Lite or NanoHD (NanoHD would be my pick) if you are putting these AP's relatively close together.


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  # 2389734 10-Jan-2020 16:53
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Simple answer is yes and no.

 

That is a huge bit of land. Why and how are you planning to cover 2 acres with 3 indoor APs? How are you planning to interconnect them?

 

 




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  # 2389811 10-Jan-2020 18:39
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I’m not covering the whole land I just want to put a couple towards the extremities of the house to give good external coverage

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  # 2389814 10-Jan-2020 18:44
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For outside get the mesh ones on an antenna pole. I get good speeds on my phone on 5GHz at the end of the driveway which is close to 100m away. Fantastic and cheap little things.





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  # 2389818 10-Jan-2020 18:56
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Gavo0010: I’m not covering the whole land I just want to put a couple towards the extremities of the house to give good external coverage

 

Wrong solution then because they're completely the wrong type of radio.

 

Assuming the house is in the middle and you want outdoor coverage you'll want this sectrorised and to cover that sort of distance assuming you're set on UBNT the only solution they have is UniFi Mesh radios with UMA-D antennas. Only problem is they're only 90 degree antennas and while they obviously will go beyond that it does mean you'll need 4 to cover 360 degrees.

 

 

 

 


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