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AIR-ANT2506 External Antenna Coverage Range

I've got an AIR-ANT2506 external antenna mounted on the side of a metal building.  Hand-held Teklogix scanners connect to the AP and scan material outside.  What kind of coverage range can I expect from the AP?  Also, what's the recommended height for the AP to be mounted?

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AIR-ANT2506 External Antenna Coverage Range

I've got an AIR-ANT2506 external antenna mounted on the side of a metal building.

Oh nuts.  This is not gonna sound good. 

The ANT2506 is a 2.4Ghz omni-directional antenna.  If you point the antenna to your face, for instance, the signal is a near perfect circle, however, pair this with "the side of a metal building" and you've just literally turned an omni-directional antenna to a directional antenna.

Also, what's the recommended height for the AP to be mounted?

Maximum height is 10 feet.  Make sure your antenna has clear line-of-sight.  Any metalic or concrete obstruction can disperse the wireless signal.

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