Basics of Outdoor Access Points

What is an Outdoor Access Point?

An access point is a device that makes a remote area network, or WLAN, ordinarily in an office or large structure. An outdoor wireless access points is particularly intended to help organize applications in outside environments, and projects a Wi-Fi signal to an assigned territory. For example, you need to enable Wi-Fi access in your office’s  meeting room however doesn’t have a switch around the  range, you can install an outdoor access point to the meeting room  and transmit distant wireless connection back from server room.

Outdoor Access Points are of 2 (Two) types.

  1. Point to Point: Some wireless bridges support only a single direct connection to another AP.
  2. Point to Multipoint: Others support connections to several other Aps throughout a specific area.


  1. Corporate-grade outdoor access points can be introduced anyplace you can run an Ethernet link. More up to date models are like perfect with Power over Ethernet Plus, or PoE+ so there is no compelling reason to run a different power cable or install an outlet close to the access point.
  2. Select outdoor access points incorporate a Clustering highlight—a single point from which the IT admin can see, convey, design, and secure a Wi-Fi organize as a solitary system  rather than a discrete access point setups.

Why do you need Outdoor Access Points for Businesses?

By installing outdoor access points all through the workplace, people can walk around uninhibitedly from place to place of the office without encountering system intrusions. As they travel through the premises, their gadgets move consistently from one access point to the next one without dropping the network. They won’t even notice that they’re exchanging between networks.

Deployment of outdoor AP with minimal obstacle:

An outdoor access points should be put as high as possible from the ground to avoid any obstacles. A 1st Fresnel zone clearance is the most important component to ensure accurate communication. Meanwhile the visual sight doesn’t mean Fresnel zone clearance. [1]

What TP-Link offers?


TP-outdoor AP models include CAP300-outdoor, EAP225-Outdoor, EAP110-Outdoor, CPE220, CPE210, CPE510. These are the built-in directional high gain antenna. Moreover, TL-ANT2415D , TL-ANT5830B and TL-ANT2409A can likewise support external antenna as indicated by your very own solicitation.

The recommended distance for each product with the original built-in antenna as below:

CPE210: 0~5km


CPE510: 0~15km+

If you need to expand your remote encompassing a root AP as PtMP (point to multi-point) situation, you can pick an outside omnidirectional antenna for the root AP. Omnidirectional antenna can send signal all around in a dimension 360°, while its vertical beam width is much smaller contrasted with directional antenna with same network gain.

[1] Fresnel zone as the elliptic locale beneath is utilized to decide the suitable mounting tallness if there is deterrents between two destinations.