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The Ars Technica semi-scientific guide to Wi-Fi Access Point placement

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by degrub, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. degrub

    degrub Very Senior Member

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  2. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Jim did a good job on this one. I wish I'd written it. Good, practical advice on AP/mesh node placement.
     
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  3. Luminair

    Luminair New Around Here

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    Really great piece! It's one to hand around when you see someone scratching their head!
     
  4. frankhere

    frankhere Occasional Visitor

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    Rule 5: Above head height, please

    This is really a practical rule; I never understood AP's that are plugged into 120V outlets that are 12 to 14 inches above the floor. * And, the manufacturers suggest/show this location for many of the small AP's that are on the market. I do not know if the Mfgr's change how the antenna's transmit the signal, but these AP's may be good for dust bunnies .