From: Brian Capouch <brianc@pa...> - 2001-05-17 18:58:37
I was wondering if there are people on the list who have experience
using the Aironet cards to do long-distance communications, and if so,
if I could get a sense about the practical limits of that technology.
One particular question that surfaced yesterday that seems to be in some
dispute amongst the experts I've talked to: is raising an
omnidirectional antenna high into the air a generally good way to
increase range? I had one person tell me "Yes, for sure," while another
said something along the lines of "You get greater benefits when you do
that with directional antennas; with omnis there is a limit to how much
you gain when you raise it further up."
Thanks in advance,