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Antenna Installation

Outdoor Antenna Kits

Installation Overview

Grounding System

Mounting the Antenna

Cable Installation Guidelines

Routine Maintenance

This section provides the information necessary for a professional antenna installer to install the

Extreme Networks antennas.

Warning

Antennas should only be installed by a qualified antenna installer. The antenna installation professional should be licensed or certified in accordance with local regulations.

Do not install the antenna in wet, windy, icy, or otherwise unsafe weather conditions.

Outdoor Antenna Kits

The ExtremeWireless outdoor antenna kits do NOT provide the following items, which may be necessary to install the antenna:

• Mast or other antenna support structure

• Guy wires

• All cables or other hardware necessary for a complete grounding system

• Waterproof tape

Note

It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that an outdoor antenna installation complies with local radio regulations.

Installation Overview

Note

Not all antennas described in this chapter can be used by every wireless access point. Refer to

Antenna Models on page 13 to determine if your access point supports the specified antenna.

The installation process is summarized in the following steps. The following sections in this chapter provide additional details.

1 Make sure the APs are mounted and configured as specified.

2 Plan and implement a grounding system (if applicable) that meets local electrical codes and safety standards.

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3 Install the lightning protector (if applicable).

4 Provide and install an antenna support structure as necessary. Make sure that the support structure is connected to the grounding system (if applicable).

5 Connect the exposed metal connectors of the low-loss antenna cable to the grounding system (if applicable).

6 Mount the antenna to the support structure.

7 Connect the antenna cables.

8 Route and connect the low-loss antenna cable to the lightning protector that has been installed indoors (if applicable).

9 Connect the cable assembly from the AP to the lightning protector (if applicable).

10 After verifying that the communications link is fully operational, secure all cables and use weatherproofing tape to seal all outdoor connectors.

Grounding System

Direct earth grounding of the antenna and the lightning protector is necessary to protect the installation from lightning and the build-up of static electricity.

Caution

The antenna mast, ExtremeWireless AP, and lightning protector must be connected to the same earth ground (with separate grounds), using an equipotential bonding conductor. A good electrical connection should be made to one or more ground rods using at least a

6AWG ground wire and non-corrosive hardware. The grounding system must comply with the

National Electrical Code and safety standards that apply in your country. Always check with a qualified electrician to determine whether your outdoor installation is properly grounded.

The grounding system must satisfy the following requirements:

• The antenna mast, ExtremeWireless AP, and lightning protector must be connected to the same earth ground using an equipotential bonding conductor.

• The antenna and the mounting structure require a separate earth ground connection. Check with a certified antenna installer to make sure the antenna is properly grounded.

• Ensure that the cable between the antenna and lightning protector is at least 0.9 meters (3 feet) away from high-voltage or high-current cable.

• A good electrical connection must be made to one or more ground rods, using at least a 10 AWG ground wire and noncorrosive hardware.

• The grounding system must comply with electrical codes and safety standards that apply in your locality.

• Have a qualified electrician verify that your outdoor installation is properly grounded.

Caution

A properly installed safety grounding system is necessary to protect your ExtremeWireless outdoor installation from lightning strikes and static electricity build-up.

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Mounting the Antenna

This section includes requirements and mounting guidelines for the ExtremeWireless outdoor antennas.

Each antenna mounting section contains an illustration of the antenna, component description, and a mounting procedure.

Selecting a Mast

Note

You must supply your own mast on which to mount an ExtremeWireless antenna.

ExtremeWireless antennas do not come with masts.

To minimize the influence of obstacles, signal interference or reflections, install the antenna at least 2 meters (6 feet) away from all other antennas.

If you need to mount multiple antennas on a single mast, alternate the mounting of directional antennas for vertical and horizontal polarization.

In subfreezing conditions, the communications link could fail if an antenna is exposed to ice buildup or covered with snow.

The mast must satisfy the following requirements:

• The mast must be constructed of sturdy, weatherproof, noncorrosive material such as galvanized or stainless steel construction pipe.

• Antenna mast length must be sufficient to allow an antenna height at least 1.5 meters (5 feet) above the roof peak. If the roof is metal, the antenna height should be a minimum of 3 meters (10 feet) above the roof.

Antenna Polarization

It does not matter what type of polarization you choose for your ExtremeWireless antennas as long as the antenna at one end of the communications link is mounted in the same plane as the antenna at the other end.

Vertical polarization is standard for the ExtremeWireless 14 dBi directional antenna.

To minimize the influence of cross-talk between antennas, you might need to mount the antenna for horizontal polarization when:

• Multiple antennas are mounted on the same antenna mast.

• The wireless link transmissions cross another radio beam from a neighboring installation.

Approved Antennas for the ExtremeWireless APs

Extreme Networks APs using certified external antennas must comply with local laws and regulations.

An approval may be required by the local regulatory authorities. Antenna Models on page 13 lists and

describes the optional antennas that have been tested and approved for use with the APs compatible with external antennas.

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Antenna Installation

To mount the antennas on the AP2620, refer to the following sections:

Table 12: AP2620 Approved Antennas

External Antenna

WS-AO-DS05360

WS-AI-2S03360

WS-AI-DS06360

WS-AIO-DS05120

WS-AIO-2S07060

WS-AIO-5S12060

WS-AIO-5S17017

WS-AIO-2514090

WS-AIO-5S15090

WS-AIO-2S18018

Mounting Instructions

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DS05360

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-2S03360

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DS06360

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AIO-DS05120

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AIO-2S07060 and WS-

AIO-5S12060

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AIO-2S07060 and WS-

AIO-5S12060

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AIO-5S17017

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AIO-2S14090

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AIO-5S15090

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AIO-2S18018

To mount the antennas on the AP3620 and AP3640, refer to the following sections:

Table 13: AP3620 and AP3640 Approved Antennas

External Antenna Mounting Instructions

WS-AO-DS05360

WS-AO-5D16060

WS-AO-5D23009

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DS05360

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-5D16060

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-5D23009

WS-AI-DT04360

WS-AI-DT05120

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DT04360

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DT05120

To mount the antennas on the AP3660, refer to the following sections.

Table 14: AP3660 Approved Antennas

External Antenna

WS-AO-DS05360

WS-AIO-2S18018

WS-AO-5D16060

WS-AO-5D23009

WS-AO-DT05120

WS-AO-DT05120-1

Mounting Instructions

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DS05360

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AIO-2S18018

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-5D16060

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-5D23009

Mounting Antenna Models WS-AO-DT05120, WS-AO-

DT05120-1, and WS-AO-DT05120N

Mounting Antenna Models WS-AO-DT05120, WS-AO-

DT05120-1, and WS-AO-DT05120N

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Table 14: AP3660 Approved Antennas (continued)

External Antenna Mounting Instructions

WS-AO-5S10360

WS-AO-2S10360

WS-ANT21

WS-AO-DX13025

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-2S10360 and WS-

AO-5S10360

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-2S10360 and WS-

AO-5S10360

Mounting Antenna Model WS-ANT21

Mounting Antenna Models WS-AO-DX13025 and WS-

AI-DX07025

To mount the antennas on the AP3765e and AP3767e, refer to the following sections.

Table 15: AP3765e and AP3767e Approved Antennas

External Antenna Mounting Instructions

WS-AO-DS05360 Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DS05360

WS-AIO-2S18018

WS-AO-5D16060

WS-AO-5D23009

WS-AO-DT05120-1

WS-AO-5S10360

WS-AO-2S10360

WS-AO-DX13025

WS-AO-DX10055N

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AIO-2S18018

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-5D16060

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-5D23009

Mounting Antenna Models WS-AO-DT05120, WS-AO-

DT05120-1, and WS-AO-DT05120N

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-2S10360 and WS-

AO-5S10360

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-2S10360 and WS-

AO-5S10360

Mounting Antenna Models WS-AO-DX13025 and WS-

AI-DX07025

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DX10055N and WS-

AO-DX10055

To mount the antennas on the AP3710e, refer to the following sections, and AP3725e

Table 16: AP3710e Approved Antennas and AP3725e

External Antenna Mounting Instructions

WS-ANT03

WS-AI-DT04360

WS-AI-DT05120

N/A

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DT04360

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DT05120

WS-AI-DX02360

WS-AI-DX07025

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DX02360

Mounting Antenna Models WS-AO-DX13025 and WS-

AI-DX07025

To mount the antennas on the AP3715e, refer to the following sections. and AP3725e

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Table 17: AP3715e Approved Antennas and AP3725e

External Antenna Mounting Instructions

WS-ANT03 N/A

WS-ANT-2DIP-3

WS-ANT-5DIP-3

WS-AO-DX10055N

WS-AI-DT05120

WS-AI-DX02360

WS-AI-DX07025

Mounting Antenna Model WS-ANT-2DIP-3

Mounting Antenna Model WS-ANT-5DIP-3

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DX10055N and WS-

AO-DX10055

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DT05120

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DX02360

Mounting Antenna Models WS-AO-DX13025 and WS-

AI-DX07025

To mount the antennas on the AP3825e, refer to the following sections.

Table 18: AP3825e Approved Antennas

External Antenna

WS-ANT-2DIP-3

WS-ANT-5DIP-3

WS-AI-DX10055

WS-AI-DT05120

WS-AI-DX02360

WS-AI-DX07025 and WS-AI-DX07025N

Mounting Instructions

Mounting Antenna Model WS-ANT-2DIP-3

Mounting Antenna Model WS-ANT-5DIP-3

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DX10055N and

Related Antenna Models

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DT05120

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DX02360

Mounting Antenna Models WS-AO-DX13025 and WS-

AI-DX07025

To mount the antennas on the AP3865e, refer to the following sections.

Table 19: AP3865e Approved Antennas

External Antenna

WS-AO-2DIPN3

WS-AO-5DIPN3

WS-AO-DX10055N

WS-AO-DT05120N

WS-AO-DX02360N3

WS-AO-5D23009N

WS-AO-DX13025N

WS-AO-DX07180N

Mounting Instructions

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-2DIPN3

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-5DIPN3

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DX10055N and WS-

AO-DX10055

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DT05120

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DX02360

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-5D23009

Mounting Antenna Models WS-AO-DX13025 and WS-

AI-DX07025

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DX07180N

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Antenna Installation

For specific information on antennas that support the AP3805e and information on each Wave 2

antenna, refer to Antenna Specifications on page 51.

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DX10055N and Related Antenna Models

The WS-AO-DX10055N is dual-band six port (three for each band) MIMO antennas providing spatial diversity coverage of 2.4–2.5 GHz WiFi and 5.1–5.9 GHz WiFi WiMAX broadband wireless frequencies in a low profile housing. This antenna provides optimal coverage for areas or events with a large number of mobile data users. It designed for outdoor installations utilizing 802.11n multi-band wireless LAN access point radios.

The following figure shows the WS-AO-DX10055N antenna.

Table 20

lists the cable and connector type for each antenna.

Note

The WS-AO-DX10055N and the WS-AI-DX10055 are the same antenna. The WS-AO-

DX10055N is intended for outdoor use. The WS-AI-DX10055 is intended for indoor use.

Figure 11: WS-AO-DX10055N Antenna

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Table 20: Antenna Cable and Connector Information

Antenna Model Cable Length y p e

WS-AO-DX10055N 39 inches

WS-AI-DX10055 o o t d r

RG316 u

I RG316 o o n d r

39 inches

Connector Type

Standard Polarity, Type N Plug

Reverse Polarity SMA Plug

Connector

Mounting Instructions: WS-AO-DX10055N, WS-AI-DX10055

The antenna includes a fully adjustable mount for pipe or wall mounting. Hardware for wall mounting is

not included in the kit. The table below

lists the parts required for installation. The mount allows the antenna to be vertically or horizontally polarized.

10

11

8

9

6

7

4

5

12

13

14

1

2

3

Table 21: Mount Kit Contents

Item Quantity Description

1

1

4 Nut, 5/16-18,1/2" Hex. 17/64" Thick, Steel Grade 2,NlZN Trivalent

Bolt, Carriage, 5/16-18 x 3/4

Bracket, Mount. Antenna

1

1

1

1

4

4

1

1

4

4

4

Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2 1/2", Hex Head, Steel, Nl ZN Trivalent

Tube, Aluminum, 0.37" ID x 0.50" OD x 1.415"

Washer, Flat, 5/16, 5/8" OD x 11/32" ID x 0.065", Steel, Zinc

Washer, Split Lock, 5/16, Steel Grade 2, Nl ZN Trivalent

Bracket, Mount, Antenna

Screw, Hex Head, 1/4-20 x 2.0,18-8 SS

Nut, Hex, Nylock, 1/4-20 UNC

V-Bolt, 5/16-18 UNC-2A, Med. Carbon Steel, Nl ZN Trivalent

Washer, 1/4 Flat, Steel Grade 2, Nl ZN Trivalent

Nut, Hex 1/4-20, Steel Grade 2, Nl ZN Trivalent

Washer, 1/4, Split Lock, Steel Grade 2, Nl ZN Trivalent

Tools required for attaching mount to antenna and securing to pole:

• 7/16 inch wrench

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• 1/2 inch wrench

To install the antenna:

1 Remove the antenna and mount kit from the packaging, and remove the mount kit contents from its packaging. Confirm that the mount kit includes the contents listed in

Table 21 .

2 Install 1/4-20 x 2" screw (item 9) into the bracket (item 8) with one hole on each flange. Secure with lock nut (item 10). Tighten only until the nut contacts the bracket. Do not over tighten.

Figure 12: Install Screw in Bracket

3 Assemble the brackets item 3) with the arc toward the outside. Slide aluminum spacer (item 5) in between and feed pivot bolt (item 4) through. Install washers and nut (items 1, 6, 7), but do not tighten at this point.

Figure 13: Assemble the Brackets

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4 Assemble locking carriage bolt (item 2) and attach washers and nut (items 1, 6, 7), but do not tighten at this point.

Figure 14: Install Carriage Bolt

5 If mounting hole can be slid over pipe, install V-bolt (item 11) into the pole side bracket (one hole in flange) and loosely secure the washers and nuts (items 1, 6, 7). Otherwise, locate bracket assembly on pipe, and feed the V-bolt through and secure with washers and nut.

Figure 15: Install V-bolt

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6 Attach mount assembly to the antenna using the 1/4-20 hardware in the hardware kit (Items 12, 13,

14). Mount can go on in either direction.

Figure 16: Attach Assembly

7 Set down tilt angle and tighten pivot and carriage bolts.

Figure 17: Set Angle

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Mounting Antenna Model WS-ANT-2DIP-3

Antenna Installation

Figure 18: WS-ANT-2DIP-3 Antenna

To install the antenna, secure the antenna in place by tightening the single nut.

Note

The AP3825 supports up to six antennas. One 3-pack of WS-ANT-2DIP-3 antennas and one 3pack of WS-ANT-5DIP-3 antennas.

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Mounting Antenna Model WS-ANT-5DIP-3

Antenna Installation

Figure 19: WS-ANT-5DIP-3 Antenna

To install the antenna, secure the antenna in place by tightening the single nut.

Note

The AP3825 supports up to six antennas. One 3-pack of WS-ANT-2DIP-3 antennas and one 3pack of WS-ANT-5DIP-3 antennas.

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-2DIPN3

You can mount the WS-AO-2DIPN3 antenna directly to the AP3865e.

Note

This antenna is packaged in 3 antennas to a package (3-pack).

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Figure 20: Mounting the WS-AO-2DIPN3 Antenna to the AP3865e

1 Antenna

2 Nut

3 Standard polarity Type-N plug

4 Standard polarity Type-N jack

5 AP3865e

6 Sealing tape (recommended, but not supplied)

To install the antenna:

1 Secure the antenna in place by tightening the single nut (item 2).

2 Seal the connection between the Type-N jack (item 4) of the AP3865e and the Type-N plug (item 3) of the antenna by wrapping a layer of sealing tape (item 6).

Note

The AP3865e supports one package of WS-AO-2DIPN3 antennas (one 3-pack) as shown

in Figure 20 on page 43.

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-5DIPN3

You can mount the WS-AO-5DIPN3 antenna directly to the AP3865e. The AP3865e supports one package of three WS-AO-5DIPN3 antennas (one 3-pack).

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Figure 21: Mounting the WS-AO-5DIPN3 Antenna to the AP3865e

1 Antenna

2 Nut

3 Standard polarity Type-N plug

4 Standard polarity Type-N jack

5 AP3865e

6 Sealing tape (recommended, but not supplied)

To install the antenna:

1 Secure the antenna in place by tightening the single nut (item 2).

2 Seal the connection between the Type-N jack (item 4) of the AP3865e and the Type-N plug (item 3) of the antenna by wrapping a layer of sealing tape (item 6).

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DX07180N

The WS-AO-DX07180N is a dual-band, six port (three for each band) Sector antenna providing coverage of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz broadband wireless frequencies in a low profile housing. The antenna provides optimal coverage for areas or events with a large number of mobile data users. It is designed for outdoor installations using 802.11a/b/g/n multi-band wireless LAN access point radios.

Table 22 lists

connector and cable information for the antenna.

The mounting kit includes a heavy duty articulating mount for a wall or mast mount installation. UL 94-

HB materials are used for compliance with strict building code safety specifications.

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Figure 22: Outdoor Antenna WS-AO-DX07180N with Mounting Bracket

Table 22: Antenna Cables and Connectors

Antenna Model Cable Type Cable Length

WS-AO-DX07180N PFP240UF 5 ft

Qty

6

Connector Type

Standard Polarity, Type N Plug

Mounting Antenna Models WS-AO-DX13025 and WS-AI-DX07025

The WS-AO-DX13025 is designed for outdoor installations, and the WS-AI-DX07025 is designed for

indoor installations. Both antennas use 802.11n multi-band wireless LAN access point radios. Table 23

lists the connector type for each antenna.

Figure 23: WS-AO-DX13025 and WS-AI-DX07025 Antennas

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Antenna Installation

Table 23: Antenna Connector Connectors

Antenna Model Type

WS-AO-DX13025 Outdoor

WS-AI-DX07025 Indoor

Connector Type

Reverse Polarity, Type N Plug

Reverse Polarity, Type SMA Plug

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AI-DX02360

The WS-AI-DX02360 is a dual-band six port omni-directional MIMO antenna. With separate ports that are designed to operate at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Each of the MIMO antenna R-SMA ports can be connected to an access point by means of a coax pigtail.

The antenna is designed for ceiling mounting in indoor locations.

Figure 24: WS-AI-DX02360 Antenna

Mounting the WS-AI-DX02360

For best results, mount the WS-AI-DX02360 at ceiling level near the center of the coverage area. A lineof-sight path between the antenna and active floor locations work best. Avoid mounting next to a column or vertical support that could create a shadow zone and reduce coverage to one portion of the room.

A threaded post on the back side of the Antenna and a mounting nut (supplied with the antenna) are the primary mounting configuration when access is available to both sides of the mounting surface, such as suspended ceiling tile.

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Figure 25: WS-AI-DX02360 Mounting Post and Mounting Nut

To install the antenna in a suspended ceiling:

1 Mark the desired mounting location on the suspended ceiling tile and cut a 40 mm (1.57 in) hole in the tile.

2 Feed the six antenna cables through the hole and press the antenna to the ceiling tile.

3 Secure the antenna with the mounting nut, as shown in

the previous figure .

4 Connect the cables to an access point by means of coax pigtails.

The cables are marked by colored heat-shrink wrap and labels, indicating the three cables for 2.4 GHz connections and the three cables for 5 GHz connections.

A rubber locking gasket is also supplied with the antenna. Use this gasket with the mounting nut only when mounting the antenna to a hard surface.

If access to the back of the mounting surface is not available, use the two mounting holes shown in the previous figure

to attach the antenna with #8 screws and expanding anchors (not supplied).

Mounting Antenna Model WS-AO-DT05120 and Related Antenna Models

The WS-AO-DT05120 and related models is a 2.4 and 5 GHz dual-band sector antenna that can be mounted in an outdoor location. The WS-AI-DT05120 antenna model is intended for indoor locations.

Each antenna has three connectors and is especially designed for MIMO APs. Table 24

shows connector and cable information. These antennas can also be mounted on a wall or on a pole.

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Figure 26: WS-AO-DT05120 and Related Antenna Models

Table 24: Antenna Cable and Connector Information

Antenna Model Cable Type Cable Length

WS-AO-DT05120 RG316 32 inches

WS-AO-DT05120-1

WS-AO-DT05120N

WS-AI-DT05120

RG316

RG316

RG316

32 inches

32 inches

32 inches

Connector Type

Reverse Polarity, Type N Jack

Reverse Polarity, Type N Plug

Standard Polarity, Type N Plug

Reverse Polarity SMA Plug

Wave 2 Antennas

For specific information on antennas that support the AP3805e and information on each AP39XX series

antenna, refer to Antenna Specifications on page 51.

Cable Installation Guidelines

The cable configuration that you use to connect an AP to an antenna varies. Use the following sections as guidelines for cabling your AP to an antenna.

Do not install the cable in tight positions, as bending or applying excessive force to the connectors may damage the antenna cable. Always allow the cable to bend naturally around corners.

The low-loss antenna cable must be secured along its complete length. Do not allow any part of the cable to hang free. This is particularly important for cable parts that are installed outdoors. The antenna cables and cable connectors are not designed to withstand excessive force:

• Do not use connectors as cable grips to pull cable through raceways or conduits.

• Do not use cable connectors to support the weight of the cable during or after installation.

• Do not use tools to tighten connectors (finger-tighten only).

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Antenna Installation

Connecting the Cables

Once the antenna is properly installed, you can connect the antenna to the ExtremeWireless AP via the lightning protector.

Take the following steps to connect cables:

1 Verify that the low-loss cable is properly connected to the antenna pigtail.

2 Secure the low-loss cable to the mast such that the cable connectors do not support the full weight of the cable.

Caution

To avoid damage to the antenna cable and connectors, do not use tools to tighten cable connectors.

Precaución: para evitar daños en los cables y el conector de la antena, no use herramientas para apretar los conectores.

Achtung: Verwenden Sie kein Werkzeug zum Anziehen der Kabelanschlüsse. Durch

Werkzeug können das Kabel und die Anschlüsse beschädigt werden.

3 Provide a drip-loop at the bottom of the low-loss cable just before it enters the building.

4 Connect the opposite end of the low-loss cable to the lightning protector.

Caution

To avoid damage to the antenna cable and connectors, do not use tools to tighten cable connectors.

Precaución: para evitar daños en los cables y el conector de la antena, no use herramientas para apretar los conectores.

Achtung: Verwenden Sie kein Werkzeug zum Anziehen der Kabelanschlüsse. Durch

Werkzeug können das Kabel und die Anschlüsse beschädigt werden.

5 Prior to securing the cable along its complete length, refer to

Optimizing Outdoor Point-to-Point

Antenna Placement on page 49. If required, adjust the direction of the antenna.

6 After fully testing the installation, tighten the antenna mounting nuts to lock the antenna into its position.

Caution

To prevent damage, avoid over-tightening the connectors, nuts, and screws used to mount the antenna.

Precaución: evite apretar demasiado los conectores, tuercas y tornillos usados para instalar la antena, para no dañarlos.

Achtung: Beugen Sie Schaden vor, indem Sie die Anschlüsse, Muttern und Schrauben für die Antenne nicht zu fest anziehen.

7 Secure the cable along its complete length. Do not allow any part of the cable to hang free.

8 Using waterproof stretch tape, seal all outdoor connectors.

Optimizing Outdoor Point-to-Point Antenna Placement

If an AP is connected to an outdoor directional antenna, the antenna must point directly at the antenna for the other AP. A misaligned antenna can decrease the signal level or prevent communications.

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Antenna Installation

Aligning an omni-directional antenna is less critical due to its wide radiation pattern. For optimal performance, make sure the antennas are properly aligned by using a pair of binoculars to point the antennas at each other.

Routine Maintenance

Routine maintenance is required for each lightning protector in your outdoor antenna installation.

Maintenance involves replacing the lightning protector at some interval depending on the lightning/ transient discharge activity in your area.

Note

Contact a local antenna installation company to determine the maintenance schedule for each lightning protector in your outdoor antenna installation.

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