2 Full indoor coverage with NPP CPE - AP 2A new approach for indoor coverage: NPP CPE-APPlace by the windowPick up the Wi-Fi signal from the outdoorRetransmit it indoorsHigh power Wi-Fi radio:Tx power - 25dbm (for indoor and outdoor)Similar range as with the USB CPE (WCPE-24HP-USB)Kit will include:Window mount5dbi antennaOptional PoE adaptorWCPE-24DZ-SR
3 NPP CPE-AP Use cases (1) Most basic use case: NPP CPE-AP as bridge 3Most basic use case: NPP CPE-AP as bridgeStill two virtual Wi-Fi interfaces on the CPE-APThe CPE-AP acts as a “bump in the wire”All user’s MAC addresses are visible to the operatorSometimes required by the regulatorProvides control to the operator on the service usage
4 NPP CPE-AP Use cases (2) Case 2: CPE-AP in Router mode 4Case 2: CPE-AP in Router modeNAT and firewall function between indoor and outdoor SSIDsRouter can hide multiple users behind itHiding their MAC addresses from the metro networkNPP CPE-AP can perform 8021.x Radius authentication
5 Wire Line Option5Wire line connectivity is also available for both modes:Router and bridge modeHas advantage over USB based CPE:Doesn’t require a driverNo compatibility issues with end user’s PCNo profile definition issues with end user’s PCCan be connected with longer cablesUSB cable length is limited to 5-12meters
6 Considerations with CPE-AP 6The CPE-AP has some limitationsThe usage of a single frequency repeater halves the capacity of the base stationIt is strongly recommended not to allow wireless LAN traffic in the end user’s sideWill eat up the base station capacityBy default, the CPE-AP blocks wireless LAN traffic on the LAN side.