Good morning to the crew. I have what may sound like a hair-brained question, but here it goes...
Will an MR74 AP transmit a signal without antennas being attached? In other words, will the physical body of the AP itself send out a usable WiFi signal? Does it house an antenna, or just the electronic guts of the AP?
We have a situation in one of our shops where, because of a miscommunication with a contractor and an error on an order, only one directional antenna was installed on just about every AP in the shop. The antennas were only connected to the 5 GHz band, leaving 2.4 GHz without antennas. As a result of this, wireless devices in the shop are having issues with getting and maintaining a connection.
The fix for this is already in the works, but the problem got me thinking about how much signal transmission occurs with MR access points if antennas are not attached?