AP Deployment Series: Access Point Strategies for Success

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by | August 23, 2021 | Networking, WISP Tips

AP Deployment Strategies

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

We recently reviewed our data and found some Preseem customers with great examples of standout AP deployments. We hope you’ll find this review helpful.

Concentrating on APs from Cambium Networks and Ubiquiti, our AP Deployment Series includes many tips and best practices. Get a closer look at these successful deployments and also learn 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 find out why his Cambium Networks PMP 450m AP deployment performed 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. We sat down with the company’s president, Matthew Carpenter, and network engineer Jonathan Humphrey, to learn more about their Ubiquiti Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 AP deployment.

Watch the video below to learn how AW Broadband is driving new deployments. You’ll also learn which aspects of this deployment 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.

David shared details about his deployment, including whether he uses the environment to his advantage for frequency reuse. He also provides 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 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. He also shared his thoughts on where he’ll be taking this deployment next.


See real-world AP comparisons with the access points in your network!

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

AP Deployment: Preseem Access Point Comparisons

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