Life expectancy of an AP

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Outside of technology upgrades, what is the general life of the outdoor AP ?
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Bradley Chambers, Champ

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Posted 5 years ago

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Depends on several factors such as placement, weather conditions, physical tampering, etc.

We have some outdoor APs that have been in production for several years.
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JR correctly pointed out many of the things that can influence this.

My records show the MTBF for the AP170 is ~132,000 hours, or roughly 15 years.

In other words, if installed in a location and manner that is stable and no new environmental factors come into play, the technology will be obsolete before the product dies.