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AP Placement Orientation

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Have a client with a few locations, each with over 15K sq ft and with 20' tall ceilings.  I've been installing the MR-18s and MR-32s on walls, about 12' up from the floor, using the included wall plate.

 

Should I have been installing face down from the ceiling joists?  Would that give me better coverage vs wall mounted?

What are your thoughts on this?

 

Doug

 

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The coverage pattern is almost a 360 degree ball.  There is slightly less signal directly behind the AP.  The coverage pattern for the MR18 is here:

https://meraki.cisco.com/lib/pdf/meraki_datasheet_MR18.pdf

 

I wouldn't worry about it.

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Re: AP Placement Orientation

The coverage pattern is almost a 360 degree ball.  There is slightly less signal directly behind the AP.  The coverage pattern for the MR18 is here:

https://meraki.cisco.com/lib/pdf/meraki_datasheet_MR18.pdf

 

I wouldn't worry about it.

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Thanks! I've seen the coverage patterns for the MR18s and 32s, so thought this would be the case, but wanted to see what others have experienced. Also in doing some RF surveys, depending on the materials making up the wall, the backside RF seems very weak compared to the front side. So didn't know if I would get more RF bank for the buck mounting the APs differently.
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i have had better success in fire stations with a ceiling mount vs wall mount. i have devices ti support out in the bay and usually mount the device inside the building over their office area to provide coverage there for laptops. Mounting on the wall never gave me the coverage i needed

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@CarolineS I FOUND THE GNOME!

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Nice, @ChadWorthman!! You were first! (And you were SO close, @Sam_Clements!)

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*sigh*

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@Sam_Clements wrote:

*sigh*


@Sam_Clements - I predict he won't stay still for long.... stay tuned! (tomorrow :-))

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You know it! 🙂
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@Sam_Clements

 

Don't you already have some Sam !  RAWR

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Not one of the shiny new ones! 😞

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I found a gnome is that an egg?

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@Richard_W wrote:

I found a gnome is that an egg?


Gnomes are not eggs 🙂

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