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

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frankhere

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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 .
 

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Yeah this is a great article. Thank you for sharing it. I remember reading it a little while ago but I need to bookmark it.
 
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antdude

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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 .
Maybe I should stick mine in the attic. :p
 
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