Site Survey – Labelling AP’s location on ceiling without a stepladder
This is a quick post sharing a technique that I use when I need to label AP location on ceilings while performing a site survey. I don’t really like using stepladder as they are not convenient to carry around. They also draw a lot of attention and can be too big, disrupting the customer environment.
When I am performing an AP-on-a-stick survey, I use a paint pole in order to mount a temporary AP. It is light and convenient. Here is the one I use: Mr. Long Arm 3212 Pro-Pole Extension Pole, 6 to 12 feet.
1 - PRINT OUT YOUR LABEL (I USE A PORTABLE P-TOUCH)
2 - PEAL OUT THE BACK OF THE STICKER
3 - LIGHTLY STICK ONE EDGE OF THE LABEL TO THE TOP OF THE POLE
4 - LIGHTLY STICK THE OTHER EDGE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TOP OF THE POLE
5 - CHOOSE THE LOCATION ON CEILING
6 - STICK THE LABEL AT THE DESIRED LOCATION
7 - APPLY PRESSURE IN THE CENTER OF THE LABEL
8 - APPLY PRESSURE ON THE SIDES FINISHING STICKING THE LABEL
Hopefully, this will be helpful for you as well.
Here you go guys. It takes a little bit of practice to master the act but it is not complicated at all. If you are having a hard time doing step 8, try twisting the pole a little bit and it should do the job.