Introduction for TP-Link Outdoor Antennas

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Updated 02-12-2018 12:07:37 PM
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This document introduces TP-Link outdoor antennas, including the following contents:

Classification of Outdoor Antennas

Combinations of Antennas and APs

Connector Types of Antennas

 

Classification of Outdoor Antennas

TP-Link outdoor antennas can be divided into 2 categories, including Outdoor Single-Stream Antenna and Outdoor Two-Stream MIMO Antenna. The following table lists the antenna products of each category:

Outdoor Single-Stream Antenna

Outdoor Two-Stream MIMO Antenna

TL-ANT2414A

TL-ANT2409A

TL-ANT2424B

TL-ANT2412D

TL-ANT2415D

TL-ANT2424MD (dish antenna)

TL-ANT5830MD (dish antenna)

TL-ANT2415MS (sector antenna)

TL-ANT5819MS (sector antenna)

TL-ANT2410MO (omni antenna)

 

Combinations of Antennas and APs

The following table shows the suitable combinations of the outdoor antennas and AP products:

AP Products

Models

Built-in Antennas

Whether External Antennas Are Needed

Suitable External Antennas

Previous Outdoor AP

TL-WA7210N

TL-WA7510N

TL-WA5210G

Yes

Not necessarily, you can use either internal or external antennas.

Outdoor   Single-Stream Antenna

Pharos CPE

CPE210

CPE510

CPE220

CPE520

CPE610

Yes

No, you can only use internal antennas

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Pharos WBS

WBS210

WBS220

WBS510

WBS520

No

Yes, external antennas are needed necessarily

Outdoor   Two-Stream MIMO Antenna

 

Note:

It is not recommended to use Outdoor Single-Stream Antennas on SOHO AP/Router for long-distance wireless transmission. The reasons are as follows:

  • SOHO AP/Router has smaller transmit power and is not suitable for high-gain antennas.
  • SOHO AP/Router is usually used for wireless coverage within 300 meters and has no Distance Settings feature. If you use SOHO AP/Router for long-distance transmission, ACK timeout cannot be calculated correctly, which will cause communication problem.

 

Connector Types of Antennas

Different antenna connector types and their pictures are listed below:

RP-SMA Female

RP-SMA Male

N Female

N Male

External thread

Ping inside

Internal thread

Hole inside

Outdoor thread

Hole inside

Internal thread

Ping inside

 

We also have Pigtail cable products, such as TL-ANT24PT, TL-ANT24PT3 and TL-ANT200PT. These Pigtail cable products are N Male to RP-SMA Male connectors.

The connector types of antennas/APs and the way of how to connect the antennas with APs are listed below:

AP/Antenna

Single-Stream Antenna

Two Stream MIMO Antenna

(RP-SMA Female)

TL-ANT2414A

TL-ANT2409A

(RP-SMA Male)

TL-ANT2424B

TL-ANT2412D

TL-ANT2415D

(N Female)

Previous AP

(RP-SMA Female)

Connect directly

Pigtail cable

(N Male to RP-SMA Male)

-

WBS

(RP-SMA Female)

-

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RP-SMA Male to RP-SMA Male cable, which is provided in the product package.