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Hello guys, 

What is the best practice to install Access Point with omnidirectional antennas in the environment to the correct coverage areas? Let me say, I could install on the wall or ceiling like the pictures below:


Or, this depends of type access point? Or, each case is unique?

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Could someone help me?

thanks,

Edson Moura
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From my point of view there is couple factors that determine position and loaction of access points.
Of course you should look at antenna characteristic but more important is what type of walls you have in your location and how they are placed. There is also important how many accesspoints you have. In some cases the best option is to place them on walls alternately. Anyway the best solution is to adopt solution to particular enviroment.
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In general the advice I've had from Extreme is that modern APs are designed to be mounted on the ceiling.
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In general, either one of these mounting locations can work. It very much depends on the surrounding RF environment, and the goal coverage range or density.

If your able to provide any more specific details about your environment or what your goals are we can provide you a lot better recommendations.