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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎05-27-2015

What is the correct antenna orientation on the IAP-204?

What is the correct antenna orientation for a IAP-204? Either for a ceiling or wall mount. I have been trying to find documentation, but cannot.

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: What is the correct antenna orientation on the IAP-204?

It depends on the antenna.  Which external antenna is it and what coverage are you trying to acheive?



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎05-27-2015

Re: What is the correct antenna orientation on the IAP-204?

PN: AP-ANT-1W

DESC: 2.4G/4DB, 5G/6DB, OMNI, RPSMA, DM, WHITE

 

These are for high school classroom useage. We just rescently bought 350 units of the APIN0204 and are beginning to install them. We don't want to revisit each classroom.

Do we even need to attach the external antennae? Are there internal antennae in these devices?

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: What is the correct antenna orientation on the IAP-204?

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The 204 is the external antenna version of the AP205.  You need to install the antennas vertically:

 

If the AP is mounted on the wall, the antenna should be oriented straight up and down vertically.  If the AP is mounted on the ceiling, the antennas need to be bent at an angle so that they are all vertical, straight up and down.

 

Yes, you need to install antennas on that AP.

 



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎05-27-2015

Re: What is the correct antenna orientation on the IAP-204?

Thank you Colin

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Registered: ‎04-15-2016

Re: What is the correct antenna orientation on the IAP-204?

Hi All,

 

I was thinking exactly the same, having the antennas straight down in a 'parrallel' fasion, thinking divercity.

but then I saw the hardware install guide where they say that you need to position them looking 'left' and 'right' in a 45° angle?

 

Can you clarify this?

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,021
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: What is the correct antenna orientation on the IAP-204?

Please see  the thread here:  http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Wireless-Access/Recommended-AP-304-and-AP-314-Antenna-Configurations/m-p/276800#M64103



Colin Joseph
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