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Mounting ax11000

Discussion in 'ASUS AX Routers & Adapters' started by issom beituni, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. issom beituni

    issom beituni Occasional Visitor

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    So wanted to share on how I mounted my AX11000
    Found this mount on amazon for a few bucks



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  2. zoulas

    zoulas Occasional Visitor

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    Bad idea.

    Your signal will be significantly weakened as your antenna polarization will be out of whack. Also, the unit is likely to overheat as the heat will be trapped. This router is meant to be used on the table, level.
     
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  3. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    I would agree with @zoulas, a small shelf would be better, overall. And I would experiment with positioning it both lower from the ceiling (around 3' or 1m away) and further out from the wall(s) too (same 1m or 3' distance).
     
  4. Flooded

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    Is anyone able to prove that the signal is out of whack?
     
  5. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Only the OP can if he/she wishes to test it. ;)
     
  6. Flooded

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    How would they go about doing that.

    Really interested to understand how this can be proven.
     
  7. e38BimmerFN

    e38BimmerFN Very Senior Member

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    Some expensive WiFi testing analyzer HW.

    For the most part the router should be placed Horizontally on a flat surface. That antennas should be positioned vertically for single level homes. Antennas positioned at 45 degrees approximately out away from the center of the router for multi level homes.
     
  8. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    A WiFi analyzer would be nice, but simply using it as-is and then setting it level with the antennae straight up would be enough to see if the range, throughput, and responsiveness were improved or not. ;)
     
  9. issom beituni

    issom beituni Occasional Visitor

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    I have it mounted and my farther ring camera rssi signal actually improved. I don’t see a big difference anyway


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  10. Flooded

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    I am less than convinced that it makes any material difference for this router. If the antennae were internal and fixed I would agree but in this case they are completely articulated.
     
  11. zoulas

    zoulas Occasional Visitor

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    You would have to understand the difference between horizontal and vertical polarization. Vertical antennas need to be mounted vertically. There is a radiation pattern that comes into play. If you google vertical antenna radiation pattern you will see what I mean.
     
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  12. zoulas

    zoulas Occasional Visitor

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    You will get a signal mounted on the wall however it will be far from optimum.

    Then is the issue of the heat not getting out as the vent now is in the front and not the top. Heat rises , so now it's getting trapped in the case and very little is coming out of the top vent which is now a side vent.
     
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  13. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Articulating antennae can be and are misaligned/orientated all the time. :)
     
  14. Flooded

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    If the antennae are all moved to be vertical then I'm struggling to see the difference.

    Heat has never been an issue with this router.
     
  15. Flooded

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    BTW I'm not saying anyone is wrong about this, I would just like to find a scientific method of measuring the impact that doesn't require £20Ks worth of kit and a PhD in radio antennae design.
     
  16. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    But, they're not all vertical. :)

    Don't need anything but some time to test. ;)
     
  17. Flooded

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    So how would you go about testing it?

    Obviously at least two sets of testing, one vertical, one horizontal, with more sets if playing around with antennae.

    But how would you accurately measure signal strength and throughput?
     
  18. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Don't need to be accurate. Only need a fast, stable and responsive network.

    Either the testing (as you said; vertical vs. horizontal vs. any more sets if the first comparison warrants it) will confirm it as an issue or it won't.

    I think it will. ;)
     
  19. zoulas

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    If you recall, the RT-AC66U router was flat orientation with antennas facing vertical, the replacement , the RT-AC68U was vertical orientation, the antennas were still facing vertical. For the radiation pattern to be optimal, and the beam forming to be optimal, the antennas need to be vertical [​IMG]
     
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  20. issom beituni

    issom beituni Occasional Visitor

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    I have no heat or signal issues in my home I’m happy with it.

    This was my other idea I was going to do with my 3D printer. I found this video on you tube





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