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I installed a new SonicWALL security device and would now like to install some new SonicWALL access points.  I notice there are ones with external and internal antennas.  Does anyone have any experience with these that can share if external antennas have better range?
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Whether the antenna is internal or external, it makes very little difference. Keep in mind that the signal and frequencies are regulated and must adhere to specs of local govts.

Now with some devices that have external antennas, they may be able to be changed to versions with higher gains with improve performance.
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Nappy answered it quite well. However, I personally would not recommend the APs from Sonicwall. Not the best units, especially for the money that you pay. You'd be far better off buying Ubiquiti UniFi APs, which would cost you far less. Rather than your Sonicwall service as the controller, a PC or server would have to. However, they are easy to manage and tend to be as good, if not better, for what you're getting
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Agreed with masnrock, go with Ubiquiti, and if you dont want to go with the UNIFI versions, get two Ubiquiti picostations.  You will not be disappointed.
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To both above, definitely unifi as I run them but if you don't have the necessary skills, going with sonicpoint with your sonicwall, is also not a bad idea for support as it would be one stop vendor support and not get the proverbial fingerpointing when issues occur.

Just my $0.02
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Poster abandoned question, but sufficient information has been provided
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