I'm looking for a controller-less solution for a house I am having built. The house is a 3 story townhouse and I need to have reliable WiFi on all floors.
I will have CAT5e running into all rooms of the house and want to place 1 Xi-3 on each level.
My ethernet cabling is not in the ceiling though so that option is out the window. Will these devices perform well on a desk or wall-mounted? I read somewhere that certain APs won't work well unless they are on the ceiling.
Also, does anyone have any suggestions on how to do a site survey so I can find the best location for the APs? Does this entail simply setting one up and raoming through the house to find where the dead spots are and adding another AP there?
Any help is greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!