Installing WiFi access point under corner shelf
Hey guys , I moved my home theatre system around 90 degrees , and in the process of moving speaker outlets I figured I may as well run wire for an Access Point while Iím at it .
The reason for the AP is because my modem is located downstairs in an electronics rack , and although Iím probably only 13í away from it , thereís too many obstructions to get decent signal upstairs, and my iPad keeps defaulting back to 2.4 gig .
I wanted to take the easy route and install an inwall AP . They fit in a conventional outlet , and look athletically pleasing imo , but most members at Ubiquitis forum seem to be against using them ,so I bought another ceiling mount .
Although itís not much bigger than a fire detector, I really didnít want to mount it on my ceiling in the living room , and mounting it on the ceiling in the hallway was an option , but I was still concerned about the thick walls .
So I was looking at the floating corner shelf I had built , my first attempt at one really , and I thought it would be a nice location to mount an AP underneath.
I got the CAT5e ran , and I could have taken the easy route and just mounted the AP underneath, but I thought it would look nicer if it was countersunk 3/8Ē .
So instead of spending 15 minutes Iím spending hours lol .
I used my circle jig and managed to get a hole exactly the diameter of the AP , but had to notch out an area so that I can get access to the hole on the AP that they have to insert a paper clip to remove it from its base .
But that notch will not be very noticeable,as I located it at the rear of the AP .
Iím not finished yet ,as Iím waiting for the glue to dry thatís holding itís base on .
I will add screws ,but needed to get it centred exactly before hand . Tried double sided tape as a temporary way to attach its back plate so that I could install the screws , but I couldnít get it exactly in the middle each time, so thatís where the glue came in .
Will update as I finish. The last pic is where the AP will be located , under the corner shelf with the spider plant on it . Wondering if the wifi will effect the plant ? Maybe it will mutate and attack me in the middle of the night
I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
Last edited by RainMan 2.0; 06-04-2020 at 09:06 PM.