What is the distance of the BR200 router?

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We have a café & need to be pci compliant for credit cards, 4 computers & guest access.
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Ron Campbell

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Crowdie, Champ

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There is actually no answer to your question as:
  • Signal will attenuate (reduce) as it reacts with the environment (passes through walls, reflects off metal surfaces, etc.)
  • Each environment is different.  Your cafe will have a different layout and construction to your house, for example.
  • Each wireless client (laptop, smartphone, etc) will detect a different signal strength at the same location so, for example, how far a laptop can be from the BR200 before it disconnects is different to how far an iPad 3 can be, which is different to how far a Samsung Galaxy S5 can be and so on... 
The best way to tell is to get a BR200 and configure it for the maximum transmit power to around 15 dBm (a good value if you have smartphones and tablets connecting) and see how far your wireless devices can go before their performance drops below your expectations.
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That is good advice from Crowdie, please do not configure the transmit power of the BR-200 above 15 dBM. The distance should also be based on the client devices receiving a -70 dBm or better signal from the BR-200 radio