We finally got out in the 98 F weather and started testing on our equiptment. We used a Laptop with a Netgear MA401 V2 PCMCIA card for the mobile point and a DWL-900AP+ for the stationary point. We mounted everything to a tripod for testing. A one meter patch cable made from LMR-400 was used.
DLink DWL-900AP+ Access Point:
24 dBi parabolic grid antenna with N-connector
Home-built 24 dBi omni-directional antenna with N-connector which was later encased in 1” diameter PVC
The results are listed in tabular form below:
|12 dBi Stock Antenna||Custom Omni||24 dBi directional|
|Distance (ft)||Strength||Quality||TX Rate (Mbps)||Strength||Quality||TX Rate (Mbps)||Strength||Quality||TX Rate (Mbps)|
Here is an arieal photo of the testing area with approximate locations for the distance markers: