You can get stranded Ethernet cable that will handle more movement.  5
floors isn’t nearly at the limit of Cat5 so that isn’t a concern.

Another option is to do an AP at the top of the shaft with a static mesh in
the car. No wires. Nice and easy.

GT

On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 2:55 PM John Turner <jtur...@nyansa.com> wrote:

> I have designed and deployed in car WiFi for a few folks - one we had a
> Cat 5 cable that was part of the traveler cable (so certified from a
> movement perspective) and the other we had a pair that I used a DSL
> converter on to get a few MB of traffic for the AP.
>
> These were all 10+ story buildings.
>
> The AP channel was fixed and discrete from the ones used on each floor -
> each car in the bank used the same channel and power setup - rarely did the
> cars stay on the same floor except in the late evening - Signal was
> basically blocked in the shaft anyway other than when the doors opened.
>
> Results were pretty good for the times and good enough to keep a VoIP call
> going in optimal situations (excluding client generated issues)
>
> We looked at P2P from the top of the shaft, but then I visited the top of
> one of the shafts and realized the dust and grease and access issues made
> it a non-starter.
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM Michael Cole <mc...@clarku.edu> wrote:
>
>> You'd think this would be pretty straight forward, but with the codes for
>> elevators and life safety you might not be able to get a cable in the
>> wiring bundle for the car. Or if you can, will the cable take the constant
>> bending and unbending...  the Aruba airheads talked about 2 different
>> options, an access point in the car, and one on the top of the elevator
>> shaft with a directional antenna.
>>
>>
>> https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Wireless-Access/Coverage-in-elevator-shaft/td-p/196269
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Community Group Listserv <
>> WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU> On Behalf Of Curtis K. Larsen
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 1:26 PM
>> To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
>> Subject: [EXT] [WIRELESS-LAN] Wi-Fi in the Elevator Car
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Has anyone designed Wi-Fi specifically to work in the elevator car
>> itself?  Willing to share your experience?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> --
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