I'm trying to see how much range I can get out of my new EAP225-Outdoor. I have line of sight from my porch to my garage - with nothing in between. I set up the EAP225 and then go down to the garage. The signal reads around -75dBm. I have a couple of point to point units picked out if this doesn't work. I figured if I set up point to point I'd need an AP anyway, so why not start with the AP and see how the range is. Maybe I wouldn't need to get the p2p units.
My qustion is this. When I set up the EAP225 on my porch, I have the antennae pointed straight up in the air. Is there any benefit to pointing the antennae directly at the location where I'd like to best receive the signal (or in any other way?) Any other configuration parameters that might help me get that range? Where I was hoping to get stronger than -75dBm is about 250 feet away.