How to Balance: Aligning Multiple AP Power Settings for Optimal Environmental Fit

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Introduction

Managing the power settings of multiple Access Points (APs) is vital to ensure a balanced and interference-free wireless network. This article explores how to check if the power settings of multiple APs are harmonious with your environment.

Managing Signal Overlap and Interference

  1. Understanding Signal Overlap: APs placed close to each other can have overlapping signals, leading to potential interference.
  2. Recommended Power Settings: For indoor environments with APs placed more than 15 meters apart, setting the power to 15-20 dBm is generally effective in reducing interference.

Conclusion

Optimizing the power settings of multiple APs requires a balance between coverage and minimizing signal overlap. Regular monitoring and adjustments can help maintain an efficient wireless network environment.