We have a client who is using three Force 180’s for a small network across a parking lot. They are working OK(ish) for them – with one Force180 in AP mode on their main building, and to other Force180’s in SM mode on outbuildings across their parking lot.
The issue is that the two SM’s are fairly wide spread - maybe 40 or 45 degrees. I was noticing the 180’s antenna is listed as 15 degree x 30 degree, and I was looking for opinions on turning the AP on it’s side (so mounting it ‘tall’ instead of ‘wide’) and if that would essentially increase the beamwidth to 30 degrees wide, only 15 degrees tall?
Any downsides / gotchas that anyone can think of? (I’d probably put a bit of extra weather protection on the door/cover)