I'm trying to get advice on WiFi coverage for our sports fields (see picture). The lower rectangle sports is one football field, so that should give you a scale. Ideally this unit would cover the two lower fields and part of the two upper fields. The viewing area is the lower side of the upper two fields. We don't need coverage to the left of 152. Thanks
PS: We are not Duke, and only average about 100 people per event.
The AP170 is Aerohive's only outdoor-rated AP. Do you have to mesh them, or can you get an Ethernet backhaul to each AP?
Depending where the AP's are...I'm hoping to put one AP on the corner of the building bottom right of the football field. That will have Ethernet attached to it. Any other AP's (if needed) in the fields will only have power.
I feel like with only one backhaul AP you're going to have very compromised signal by the time you get out to the farther fields. Can you highlight where your stands are/where the high priority coverage areas are?
The red line is for football and we will have about 100 people. And the yellow is for softball and they will have about 30. Football and Softball are at different times of the year. Thanks so much.
You could choose the directional antennas for point to point mesh backhual links - these have a long range if needed ( ~1 mile). We support up to 2 hops in mesh.
One of the most important design considerations should be the wireless clients. I suspect they will include a large number of low powered Android and iOS devices so you need to ensure that at the furthest point the low powered Android and iOS devices can communicate back with a good throughput. There are iPerf client applications for Android and I would recommend using them during the testing. The later Aerohive firmwares already include iPerf.