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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

    Dec 21, 2015
    frankhere, Luminair, Klueless and 3 others like this.
  2. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

    May 18, 2008
    Jim did a good job on this one. I wish I'd written it. Good, practical advice on AP/mesh node placement.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2020
    Luminair, degrub, Marin and 3 others like this.
  3. Luminair

    Luminair New Around Here

    Nov 24, 2016
    Really great piece! It's one to hand around when you see someone scratching their head!
  4. frankhere

    frankhere Occasional Visitor

    Dec 21, 2019
    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 .