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Access Point Placement

Hi

Cisco recommended antenna mounting height (indoor) is between 10 and 15 feet (max 20). Could you please share your thoughts on these:

- you mount  APs (let's say 30 APs) in the warehouse:

          a) in the scenario A all APs are mounted on the same height - 12 feet

          b) in the scenario B the APs height varies - 10 of ARs on 10 feet, 10 of APs on 15 feet and 10 of APs on 20 feet (the APs' location is the same)   

How will the above APs placement affect the coverage, RSSI, location services or VoIP? Does it matter if we place all APs on the same height?

Thanks.

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Access Point Placement

Cisco does recommend a max of 20', but I have seen AP's mounted higher than that with no issues.  Varying mounting heights really don't affect devices as long as you have the coverage.  In a warehouse, you might have a pick line with ap's mounted high and then you have office areas or mezzanine areas with ap's mounted low.  A good site survey can provide you with ap placements and mounting heights with good overall coverage for data, voice, etc.

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

Access Point Placement

Cisco does recommend a max of 20', but I have seen AP's mounted higher than that with no issues.  Varying mounting heights really don't affect devices as long as you have the coverage.  In a warehouse, you might have a pick line with ap's mounted high and then you have office areas or mezzanine areas with ap's mounted low.  A good site survey can provide you with ap placements and mounting heights with good overall coverage for data, voice, etc.

Thanks, Scott *****Help out other by using the rating system and marking answered questions as "Answered"*****
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Access Point Placement

Warehouse deployment is tricky at it's best.  One of the reasons is the amount of metal inside and outside a warehouse.  It gets trickier if metal shelves are dynamic.

As Scott has recommended, you can't go wrong with a proper site survey.  This way, no one will blame you.

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Access Point Placement

Thanks Guys.

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