AP antenna orientation

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I've tried to find a document that descibe the antenna orientation for APs with external antennas but didn't find one so I'd like to know how you do it in your installations.

So how do you orientate the small omni antennas for a AP with 6 antennas like the. AP3825e or with 8 antennas like the AP3935e.

Do you orientate them all in the same direction or x/y/z axis if you've 3 per radio.

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Hello Ron !

Arranging these "toys" is a own science. For me, these antennas are everytime in the wrong position.
Using these small Omni antennas is for me not useful. Doing site survey with them, they have no better HF quality than the integrated antennas (sometimes worse than integrated antennas). We use APs with external antenna connectors only with directed or sector antennas (180/120/60 degrees) or in places where you cannot mount a AP (than with 3m cable and 360° Omni).