Wireless products manufacturer Wavlink offers an "Aerial HD" line of weatherproof, long-range, outdoor Wi-Fi access points. They combine antennas, radio, and a simple router into one unit to act as a Wi-Fi range extender or access point (AP).
These are very similar to commercial-level gear frequently used in professional networking installations, and can be used for both sending and receiving Wi-Fi signals. All the units are designed to connect to an interior router utilizing a power-over-ethernet (POE) cable, but can be operated independently (but they still need to be powered via POE).
Here is the current lineup:
- AERIAL HD4 – AC1200: Most powerful version, supporting 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with four antennas
- AERIAL HD2 – AC600: Supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with two antennas
- AERIAL HS2 – N300: 2.4GHz only 802.11a/b/g/n with two antennas
- Model: Aerial HD4 - AC1200 / WN572HG3
- Base Technology:
- Wi-Fi Router: Yes
- Cellular Tethering via USB: No
- Integrated Cellular Modem: No
- Ethernet Ports: 1xPoE port for data and power
- Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 inches
- Power Source: DC24V / 0.5A Power over Ethernet (Passive PoE)
- Outdoor Rated: Yes
- Special Features: 4 modes: AP mode, repeater mode, router mode, WISP mode
- Mounting: Pole / Wall Mount (holder and zip ties included)
- Retail Price: $50-130
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