AP Deployment Series: Access Point Strategies for Success

AP Deployment Series Access Point Strategies for Success

by | August 23, 2021 | Networking, WISP Tips

It’s no secret that access point (AP) deployments are hard to get just right. With a multitude of factors—both environmental and competitive—creating interference, it’s easy to settle for a deployment that is just ‘good enough.’

To help WISPs take their deployments to the next level, we poured through our data and tapped a few Preseem customers who we identified as operating standout AP deployments in their networks.

Taking a look at popular models of APs from Cambium Networks and Ubiquiti, our AP Deployment Series uncovers a variety of insider tips and industry best practices. Take a glimpse inside these notable AP deployments and learn all about AP success strategies by watching the videos below!

Cambium Networks PMP 450m Access Point

We talked to Cody Landrum, President of Texas-based Southern Broadband, to understand what aspects of his Cambium Networks PMP 450m access point deployment have enabled it to perform so well.

From the RF implications of having a network close to water, to the number of installations that have failed in the field, Cody provides a candid look at how others can achieve success with their own Cambium Networks PMP 450m APs.

Ubiquiti Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 Access Point

AW Broadband is also a Texas-based WISP, and we sat down with the company’s president, Matthew Carpenter, alongside Network Engineer Jonathan Humphrey, to learn more about their Ubiquiti Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 AP deployment.

Watch the video below to learn all about how AW Broadband is driving new deployments, along with the aspects of this deployment that have made it so successful.

Cambium Networks ePMP 2000 Access Point

David Busch, CEO of ZipLink Systems, spoke with us about how his Arizona-based WISP successfully deployed a Cambium Networks ePMP 2000 AP.

In our talk with David, he shared details about his deployment such as whether he uses the environment to his advantage for frequency reuse, his thoughts on extending his distance to user range, and how he maintains installation and operating standards.

We also took an exclusive look at downlink and uplink MCS, downlink and uplink SNR and RSSI, and distance vs. SNR as it pertains to this Cambium Networks ePMP 2000 AP.

Cambium Networks ePMP 3000 Access Point

Our last look at standout AP deployments was with Drew Beverage, CEO of ProValue.net.

Drew told us all about how his Oklahoma-based WISP maintains best-practice standards. In addition, he provided insight on the usage patterns of his Cambium Networks ePMP 3000 AP and shared his thoughts on where he will be taking this deployment next.


See real-world access point comparisons with the APs in your network!

Preseem collects data from tens of thousands of APs every day so that you can see how your APs perform relative to your peers. By overlaying key performance metrics of individual AP models, Preseem allows for easy identification of under-performing or overloaded APs.

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