THE BAD-FI

Well, at least they got the antennas right. (sigh) via @EmperorWiFi

"Just when I thought I was out... THEY PULL ME BACK IN!!!!"
 
- Michael Corleone

At least the antennas are correctly positioned. But, AP mounted directly on concrete, METAL cable tray directly in from of AP, antennas right next to concrete overhang. Geez, you'd think someone at MIT could figure this out. 

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@HeyEddie quality airport AP mounting pic.twitter.com/66rR5diudU

— Shaun Neal (@sv_neal)

August 7, 2015

Yes, Wi-Fi is EXACTLY like Magic Pixie Dust! You sprinkle a ‘lil over there, and a ‘lil over here, and Voila! Inter-webs at your service!

It’s a nice fairy-tale, but in reality Wi-Fi is “stuff”. Invisible, high-frequency stuff, mind you, but “stuff” none-the-less. That’s means it’s affected by other stuff like, oh, I don’t know GIANT, METAL, KIOSKS, maybe?

Metal AFFECTS radio frequencies. Water AFFECTS radio frequencies. Heck, PEOPLE affect wireless frequencies! 

Take care where you place your APs, and understand how the antennas propagate the RF signal. Even a base understanding of this would have kept this wonderful, little example of “Wireless Design” from happening.

Yeah, we could complain about TP-Link this, and Ubiquiti that, but properly designed and INSTALLED Wi-Fi solutions work pretty well in most situations.

AND GET YOURSELF ONE OF THESE. You’ll thank me. →

Well, AFTER you read it you’ll thank me.
No need to thank me now.
But, you will.
Go ahead - I’ll wait.

“Great Wi-Fi in the bathrooms, just put it in the vents to get the smell out of them…Easy and cheap to install.”

“Great Wi-Fi in the bathrooms, just put it in the vents to get the smell out of them…Easy and cheap to install.”

Ran out of external APs?            Submitted by: “Z”    (Whoever you are, God Bless You, Sir!)    —-  Wow, I thought   THIS   was a one-time thing.  I guess I was wrong.

Ran out of external APs?


Submitted by: “Z”

(Whoever you are, God Bless You, Sir!)

—-

Wow, I thought THIS was a one-time thing.

I guess I was wrong.