Cisco Stadium Antenna
The Cisco Four-Port Dual-Band Polarization-Diverse Array Antenna (AIR-ANT2513P4M-N=) is supported for use with the Cisco Meraki MR84 AP. This antenna is designed for stadium, arena, and large venue events and provides a narrow 30° coverage band.
Features & Benefits
Ideal for High Density
Designed for stadium, arena, and large event venues.
IP67 rated for harsh outdoor or industrial indoor conditions.
4x4 dual-band MIMO antenna
Dual-Band Polarization Diverse Patch Array
Operating Frequency Ranges
Nominal Input Impedance
1.5:1 (above 5.7 GHz to 5.9 GHz)
2:1 (from 5.15 GHz to 5.7 GHz)
Polarization (Ports A & C)
Polarization (Ports B & D)
Nominal Elevation Plane 3-dB Beamwidth
Nominal Azimuth Plane 3-dB Beamwidth
V-Pol Maximum Sidelobe Level
H-Pol Maximum Sidelobe Level
> 30 dB
> 30 dB
14.5 in. (36.8 cm)
20 in. (50.7 cm)
0.8 in. (2.11 cm)
81.1 oz. (2.3 kg)
Water/Foreign Body Ingress
Operating Temperature Range
-40° C to 85° C
Figure 1 ANT2513P4M-N front high view
2.4 GHz Antenna Radiation Patterns
2.4 GHz Ports A&C Azimuth Plane
2.4 GHz Ports A&C Elevation Plane
2.4 GHz Ports B&D Azimuth Plane
2.4 GHz Ports B&D Elevation Plane
5 GHz Antenna Radiation Patterns
5 GHz Ports A&C Azimuth Plane
5 GHz Ports A&C Elevation Plane
5 GHz Ports B&D Azimuth Plane
5 GHz Ports B&D Elevation Plane
Antenna and Bracket Dimensions
Figure 2 and Figure 3 show the overall dimensions of the antenna and bracket.
Figure 2 Antenna and Bracket Dimensions (in millimeters)
Figure 3 Rear View of Antenna (dimensions in millimeters)
This antenna is designed for use with Cisco Aironet 3702P and 1570 series access points. The antenna can be mounted on a wall, a ceiling, or a pole with a maximum diameter of 5 inches (12.7 cm).
Warning IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment.
Follow these safety instructions when installing your antenna.
Plan your installation procedure carefully and completely before you begin.
If you are installing an antenna for the first time, for your own safety as well as others, seek professional assistance. Consult your dealer, who can explain which mounting method to use for the location where you intend to install the antenna.
Select your installation site with safety, as well as performance, in mind. Remember that electric power cables and telephone lines look alike. For your safety, assume that any line is an electric power line until determined otherwise.
Call your local power company or building maintenance organization if you are unsure about cables close to your mounting location.
When installing your antenna, do not use a metal ladder. Do dress properly: shoes with rubber soles and heels, rubber gloves, and a long sleeved shirt or jacket.
If an accident or emergency occurs with the power lines, call for qualified emergency help immediately.
Because antennas transmit and receive radio signals, they are susceptible to RF obstructions and common sources of interference that can reduce throughput and range of the device to which they are connected. Follow these guidelines to ensure the best possible performance:
Mount the antenna to utilize its propagation characteristics. This antenna is designed to radiate energy in a somewhat narrow beam from the front of the antenna. It should be aimed into the intended coverage area.
Keep the antenna away from metal obstructions such as heating and air-conditioning ducts, large ceiling trusses, building superstructures, and major power cabling runs. If necessary, use a rigid conduit to lower the antenna away from these obstructions.
The density of the materials used in a building’s construction determines the number of walls the signal must pass through and still maintain adequate coverage. Consider the following before choosing the location to install your antenna:
– Signals penetrate paper, vinyl and drywall the easiest. A signal can penetrate five or six walls constructed of drywall or wood.
– Signals are more heavily attenuated passing through concrete and solid-wood walls.
– Signals often reflect off thick metal walls and may not penetrate at all.
Choosing a Mounting Location
The antenna should be mounted clear of any obstructions to the side or front of the enclosure. Keep in mind that this antenna should be aimed into the intended coverage area, so you should mount the antenna so that the desired mechanical tilt can be achieved. If possible, mount the antenna near the access point so you can use the shortest possible connecting cables.
Installing the Antenna
You can install the antenna on any flat surface or on a pole with a minimum diameter of 2 inches (5.08 cm) and a maximum diameter of 5 inches (12.7 cm). The antenna and one mounting flange are connected together when shipped. When mounting the antenna you need to assemble the bracket hardware, connect the antenna and bracket to the mounting surface, and adjust the antenna orientation.
Contents of Antenna Bracket Kit
Figure 4 shows the parts included with the antenna bracket.
Figure 4 Antenna Bracket Kit Contents
Arm attachment bolts (5/16-18 x 1-5/8")
Arm attachment nuts (5/16-18)
Hose clamps (50 – 135 mm adjustment)
Note One flange (not pictured here) ships attached to the antenna. The flange pictured here is the one that you attach to the wall or the pole.
Tools and Equipment Required
You will need these tools to loosen and tighten the adjustment bolts on the bracket:
To mount the antenna on a wall or ceiling, you will need these supplies:
Note The fasteners and mounting surface should be capable of maintaining a minimum pullout force of 150 pounds (68 kg) to support the weight of the antenna and bracket plus the potential wind loading on the antenna.
To mount the antenna on a pole or mast, you will need either or both of these supplies:
Note The pole or mast must be rigid enough to hold the weight of the antenna plus the associated forces produced by wind loads. In addition, the pole or mast must be structurally strong enough to withstand the clamping force of the hose clamps.
You may need the following tools and equipment, which are not provided:
A drill and drill bit
Mounting on a Wall or Ceiling
Follow these steps to mount your antenna on a wall or ceiling.
Step 1 Remove the antenna and bracket hardware from the shipping container.
Step 2 Determine the mounting location for the antenna.
Note The fasteners and mounting surface should be capable of maintaining a minimum pullout force of 150 pounds (68 kg) to support the weight of the antenna plus the potential wind loading on the antenna.
Step 3 Attach the mounting bracket to the wall or ceiling using four screws or bolts and anchors through the holes on the bracket. Figure 5 shows the wall-mount bracket.
Figure 5 Wall-Mount Bracket and Dimensions (in millimeters)
Step 4 Assemble the bracket hardware as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6 Assembling the Bracket Hardware
Step 5 Make sure you orient the antenna correctly (note the arrow on the back of the antenna that indicates the top of the antenna). Use a 1/2 in. (13-mm) wrench to loosen the elevation adjustment bolt and the elevation pivot bolt.
Step 6 Adjust the azimuth (side-to-side position) and elevation (up-and-down position) of the antenna. Loosen the adjustment bolts slightly to allow for adjustment. Azimuth angle can be adjusted ±25 degrees and elevation can be adjusted ±60 degrees. You can use the azimuth and elevation markings on the mounting arm and the wall flange as a guide.
Step 7 After you adjust the antenna position, tighten the adjustment bolts and the pivot bolts. Tighten all bolts to 18.7 +/- 5 lb-ft (25.4 Nm).
Step 8 Connect the antenna cables to the access point. The antenna ports are labeled A through D, from left to right.
– On the AP3702P, connect the antenna port A to connector A on the access point, antenna port B to connector B, and so on.
– On the AP1570, connect antenna port A to Port 1 on the AP, antenna port B to port 2 on the AP, and so on.
See the Suggested Cable section for cable recommendations.