zmann

2x2 vrs 3x3 5Ghz Sectors

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Can someone explain the benefits they've seen using the 3x3 over the 2x2 ?  Using UBNT gear.

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Check the discussion about HHV and VVH:

However if you are using only UBNT gear there is no 3 chains radio as Netmetal 5 from Mikrotik so you can use that third chain for another one chain AP. This might be useful if you need additional AP to cover your sector. You can have two radios (one of them just one chain radio) connected to one antenna so you save the space on the tower and also it is cheaper than to have two different antennas. 

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2 hours ago, Mike said:

Check the discussion about HHV and VVH:

However if you are using only UBNT gear there is no 3 chains radio as Netmetal 5 from Mikrotik so you can use that third chain for another one chain AP. This might be useful if you need additional AP to cover your sector. You can have two radios (one of them just one chain radio) connected to one antenna so you save the space on the tower and also it is cheaper than to have two different antennas. 

"You can have two radios (one of them just one chain radio) connected to one antenna" should that not be be re-written in "You can have two antennas (one of them just one chain/polarization) connected to one radio"...? Since the Netmetal is one radio with 3 chains. So you can hook one dual polorized antenna and one single polorized to it. We have in fact done this in one situation. The extra antenna is a directional in the centre of the other's sector to reach some further away clients that are also higher up on a mountain slope.

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2 hours ago, wirelessrudy said:

"You can have two radios (one of them just one chain radio) connected to one antenna" should that not be be re-written in "You can have two antennas (one of them just one chain/polarization) connected to one radio"...? 

If you want to use our three chains antenna with a UBNT gear (UBNT has only two chains APs), you can utilize third chain to connect another one chain radio. It means one antenna with two radios. 

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