Wireless bridge

Jay Hennigan jay at west.net
Thu Jun 18 16:51:15 UTC 2009

Jason Gurtz wrote:

> Are you sure there's not a moisture problem in the antennae cabling?  Get
> an SWR meter that can handle the 2.4 GHz range and make sure that SWR is
> very low (approaching 1:1 but certainly less than 2:1).  Hook up the meter
> in-line at the AP.  Test this after everything is wet and again when
> there's been a dry spell.  Minimize the number of exposed connections and
> use dielectric grease.  

Use dielectric grease sparingly on the outer threads of the connector. 
Don't let it get in contact with the inside where it bridges the center 
pin and the shield.  This will cause nasty impedance bumps.  The inside 
of the connector should be dry.  The grease on the threads helps to 
ensure this.

> Any exposed connections should be well wrapped
> with that rubberized electricians tape first, then with regular.

Yep, the stretchy stuff. 3M type 23.

Jay Hennigan - CCIE #7880 - Network Engineering - jay at impulse.net
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