MR44 wall mounted or MR46E wall mounted

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latintrpt
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MR44 wall mounted or MR46E wall mounted

Hello,

 

I have an area where I cannot mount AP's on the ceiling.  My next option is to mount them on the wall, but I'm looking for a the best recommendation of AP with either the MR44 or MR46E with dipole antenna.  I'm just looking for omni directional coverage in this particular area.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

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cmr
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@latintrpt if you mount the MR46E flat to the wall you'd use the B antennas, not the A ones.  If you mount the AP on the ceiling or use a bracket so that it sits horizontally, then your use the A ones.

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cmr
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@latintrpt the MR44 coverage is pretty much a sphere and the omni-directional antenna for the MR46E isn't far off.  With the dipole antennas you can have them pointing vertically for wall mounted APs. Just fix them to the wall above head height and you'll be fine.

latintrpt
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Thanks for this information.

 

I was looking at the two different dipole antennas offered by Meraki:

 

MA-ANT-3-A - not bendable

MA-ANT-3-B - bendable

 

You mention vertically pointing the antennas if I place the MR46E on the wall.  Since the MA-ANT-3-A are not bendable, how would this be done?  

cmr
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@latintrpt if you mount the MR46E flat to the wall you'd use the B antennas, not the A ones.  If you mount the AP on the ceiling or use a bracket so that it sits horizontally, then your use the A ones.

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latintrpt
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Thank you both.  This was very helpful.

KarstenI
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I typically would use an omni-AP (also because of the price) and mount it with a kit like the following:

https://www.acceltex.com/shop/universal-ap-l-bracket-wall-mount/

Never used it with the Meraki APs, but as being a "universal" mount, it should also fit.

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