I currently have several Pac Wireless 5.8ghz 2ft dishes running at
5.3ghz with no packet loss. Granted, the RSSI is 1-2db higher than it
should be, but they do work.
Tom DeReggi wrote:
While I haven't done any current work with the 2 foot Gabriel
series I've been hearing enough good stuff about it that I ordered
play with and see if it worth deploying.
So far I like the Gabriel antennas. However, I am starting to see a
pattern where the various radios perform better on 5.3Ghz than on
5.8Ghz when using the Gabriel Dual Freq (5.3-5.8) antenna. (from a
packet loss perspective not a RSSI perspective). I believe that this
is totally coincidental, and a result that the 5.3G spectrum is VERY
clean, and the 5.8Ghz spectrum is VERY noisy. However, how do I know
that for sure? I can't just assume, that its the radios' fault or the
noise floor. I have two sites using the Gabriels, both tested with
Trango and Mikrotik. Next week, I am going to swap the antenna, with a
PacWireless (5.8G only) 2 footer, just to confirm for sure, that the
Gabriel (Dual Freq model) performs equivellently. It is a possibilty
that the antenna feed is optimized for 5.3 and causing some issues at
5.8G. With Pack wireless they make seperate antennas for 5.8G and
5.3G, and if you mismatch them with the other Freq, you get a few
percent packet loss, that can't be gotten rid of.
I have no evidense, that the Gabriel is working anything but
perfectly. But its worth proving since its a new product for me that I
plan to use a lot more of. I'd be interested in what you find, and
whether you find that it works optimally for 5.8Ghz.
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