GIANTNET Frequently Asked Questions
School & Hotel Site Survey Questions:
Can you tell me if your GN3001 indoor wireless access point will work with other brand Wireless PC cards? Or it will only work with your brand wireless PC card.
Our products are compliant with the IEEE802.11b standard. They have no problem working with any brand that follows the IEEE802.11b standard (such as 3Com, Lucent, Cisco, Avaya, etc.).
Will the outdoor access point accept other brands, too?
In general, yes. Except that for the GN3002 wireless access point w/bridge,
when used in "Bridge Mode" (Building to Building) we strongly recommend to using the
same brand at both sites.
Is the GN3003 an outdoor or indoor access point?
Normally, the GN3003 is an indoor device. However, you can insert a
GN1001-B PC Card with an outdoor antenna to make it suitable for outdoor use.
What about the connectivity range for the GN3001, GN3002, and GN3003 models?
Most of my target market will be in a single story, multi-room and double level
All three models have almost the same range. Indoors, 30-100 meters;
outdoors, 140-400 meters (line of sight). The GN3001 & GN3002 are a bit better
than GN3003, because of their two dipole antenna design which supports a larger
number of functions.
The GN3002 supports four modes (see 4-Mode
Bridge Setup setting details):
- AP Mode
- AP Client Mode
- Bridge Mode - Point to Point
- Bridge Mode - Point to Multi-Point
If a site survey finds that the Wireless AP coverage is a little problematic, you can set
up the GN3002 for AP Mode (Mode 1), and connect to a high gain
antenna. Our RF connector is SMA female.
For a Wireless Broadband router, the GN3003 default configuration has a normal Wireless
PC Card. You can change this to a detachable antenna type Wireless PC Card, and
connect to high gain antenna.
With the PCMCIA Wireless PC Card, is there a noticeable difference in
connectivity performance between the flat antenna and the detachable antenna?
They are both Flat "Patch Antennas". The difference is that on one card
the antenna is detachable and the card provides an RF connector for connecting to
an external antenna. The connector type is MMCX (Reverse) female.
In summary, our wireless products are highly suitable for the SOHO market, and will provide a good solution if Wireless is important for your School & Hotel "Site Survey" application.