You wanna tip?
Here's a tip:
Place your APs where your CLIENTS are!
You see any clients above the air ducts?
I didn't think so.
So, I says, "Doctah", I says, "my arm hurts when I bend it like this." So, the Doc, he says to me, "Don't bend your arm like that".
- Some vaudeville comedian
No chance that's gonna fall & crack somebody's skull.
No. chance. at. all.
"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.
— Shaun Neal (@sv_neal)
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.