Does the Max Range parameter need to be configured equally among co-located APs (on the same tower)?

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The AP's Max Range parameter does not necessarily need to be configured equally among APs located on the same tower.  The calculations required to determine downlink and uplink framing are designed such that transmissions will not overlap.

Max Range parameter configuration:

Enter a number of miles or kilometers for the furthest distance from which an SM is allowed to register to this AP. Do not set the distance to any greater number of miles. A greater distance:

  • does not increase the power of transmission from the AP.
  • can reduce aggregate throughput.

Regardless of this distance, the SM must meet the minimum requirements for an acceptable link. The AP will reject any SM network entry attempts from outside the configured maximum range. Default value is 3 miles.