Can I position APs in direct line of sight?

Zyxel_Judy Posts: 924  Zyxel Employee
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We would recommend avoiding positioning Access Points (APs) in direct line of sight of each other, as this can cause interference and reduce the overall performance of your wireless network.

In case, it may be necessary to position APs in direct line of sight of each other, we recommend:

  • Adjusting the transmit power of each AP so that they are not using too much power and overlapping too much with each other. This can help to reduce interference.
  • Configuring the APs to operate on non-overlapping channels, such as channels 1, 6, and 11 in the 2.4GHz band, and 5GHz band's channels or enabling DCS to let APs scan the best channel to use. This can help to minimize co-channel interference between the APs.
  • Placing the APs so that they are located in optimal positions to provide coverage to their designated areas while minimizing interference.

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