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The Wi-Fi Experience: Everyone’s Guide to 802.11b Wireless Networking by Richard Mansfield, Harold Davis

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Chapter 6. Putting an Antenna on Your Roof and Elsewhere

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Antenna installation is both an art and a science. There’s plenty of theory—fat books on the subject. But this chapter, like this book, will focus on practical solutions to Wi-Fi installation issues. We’ll keep the technical details to a minimum.

Before getting into the problems in Wi-Fi LANs that antennas can solve, let’s first establish a ground rule: There are no absolute rules when it comes to antenna design or placement, just as there will never be ...

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