WAP Placement and Antenna Types

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WAP Placement and Antenna Types

WAP Placement and Antenna Types

This lesson covers setting up and configuring Wireless Access Point placements. It is necessary to be in the right place so it can send a signal to all devices. A WAP needs to be high and out in the open so it can easily send out a signal. When there are multiple WAPs, it is important their channels do not overlap, as that can interfere with the frequency of the radio signals they send out. This lesson also discusses antenna types:

  • Omnidirectional: equal in all directions
  • Unidirectional: focused power, useful for bisecting at another access point

When setting up a WAP and determining which antenna type to use, we may want to turn the power of the antenna down so there is less power which might help to prevent overlaps and unwanted users using a company wireless connection.

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