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Hey there.

I have some AP230, i am going to mount at the wall.

But how shall they be mounted , what is up and what is down.

Kind Regards.

Jerry

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Best is to mount it under the ceiling, actually, with the "pretty side" facing down (evidently).

If you mount them on the wall, please be sure you are fully aware of the signal distribution pattern!

Having said that, if you still want to mount them on the wall, it's fairly simply: mount them in a ways that the logo is readable :-) (LED facing straight down, Aerohive writing is in the middle on the right).

Check the Hardware guide:
http://docs.aerohive.com/330000/docs/help/english/ng/Content/hardware/ap/ap230.htm
  • "Mount the AP230" for how to fix the bracket
  • Component description / Antennas for a description of the internal antennas location:
The AP230 has six internal single-band antennas. The 2.4 GHz antennas (802.11a/b/g/n) have a 4.3 dB gain. The 5GHz antennas (802.11a/b/g/b/ac) have a 6.7 dB gain. All antennas are omnidirectional and provide fairly equal coverage in all directions.
In other words: You could mount it in a way that the logo is upside down, if you prefer, and it should not make any difference.
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I'm not surre that i undertand correctly . 

I am going to mount them in sports Arena, at the wall in 3,5 meters high , and i was tool from my Aerohive partner that it should  be mounted with the Aerohive logo up, so the led was at the right side, so the AP230 is diagonal and Not straight.

It's seam illogical that the logo is upside down.

Se the picture , this is how i was told to mount it.


 

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I just checked the Training material ("dos and donts") , and indeed the AP icon for wall mount examples is displayed as on your photo - but nowhere in the text this is mentioned.

When looking at the horizontal RF coverage maps (http://media.aerohive.com/documents/Aerohive_Datasheet_AP230.pdf) there is basically no difference in any direction... which means, in my understanding, that you could mount it around the y-axis any way you want.

And then it's more important that you keep enough distance between neighbouring APs (min 2m), at least 40MHz signal distance, and don't mount another AP right on the other side of your wall.

Now... I am looking forward to read a statement from someone from Aerohive on this as well :-)
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Okay. so if i mount it so the logo/text readable and the led is down, it would be the same.

How long should there be to the other AP if it right on the other side. ?

There is 26 meters to the other wall 

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3 meter

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why does the guideline says 3 meters ? if APs are working on different channels, maybe 2 channels in between, there should not be a problem, no ?
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To avoid adjacent channel interference. Even if you leave enough frequency-distance between the channels you choose. Plus, it's good practice.

For the AP250 that can run both radios in 5GHz Aerohive solved part of that challenge in hardware, and still the recommendation is to leave at least 80MHz between both channels.