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Integcomm



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: What type of antenna should I use? Reply with quote

Hello there, just registered.

I am installing a wireless back-up system to the existing Telkom DSL service for my company in Waterfall Park, corner Allendale and Bekker, Midrand.
Our supplier VoxDatapro have supplied an Ominidirectional antenna; however our neighbours above us make use of a Yagi, which is pointing in the direction of Grand Central.

Question:
Should I install the omnidirectional supplied (at an height of three meters), or should I try to get another antenna?

Thank you for any help

Fabrizio
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daffy



Joined: 15 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always use the correct antenna for the job.

An omni-directional antenna is used if you want 360 degrees of coverage.
If you're only going to be connecting to 1 point, use a directional antenna.
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Integcomm



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you daffy.

IBurst supplies an Omni Antenna and a iPanel Antenna for desktop modems.
Can I assume that the IPanel Antenna is a directional one?
If not, who supplies directional antennas for IBurst reception?

Thank you

Fabrizio
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F4ckn



Joined: 04 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes a panel is directional, although this isn't really Jawug related Smile.
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