by bill012 - 3/4/12 6:10 AM
In Reply to: EXTERNAL ANTENNA by other_universe
Mimo is primarily used to increase the quality of a signal for a single source. What you are asking talking about is using the antenna for different signal sources. I would have to suspect the inside users would not work as well having one less antenna to choose from. There is little research on this since it is not a optimum configuration.
Your key problem will be the cable you use to connect the AP to the external antenna. You have the choice of using affordable cable and losing most of your antenna gain or buy very very expensive cable.
Lately it all doesn't matter. The solution is not to bother with the cables at all. You buy a outdoor AP that is designed to connect directly to the back of the antenna and run ethernet cable into the house. The price of the AP is coming down so fast even the "affordable" cable will be more expensive.
Search for Ubiquiti bullet2, last time I looked they were under $40.
Although you can continue with your design I suspect you will get a much better functioning system to use your mimo router for indoor use it was designed for and connect it to a system designed for external point to point. I suspect cost will be about the same as connecting external antenna to you internal AP when you consider the cost of the cables.
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