BrianBailey: You mentioned noise immunity. Our experience is that in a plant (steel walls and lots of steel racks for material storage) that WiFi bandwidth can drop a lot because of retransmission. Adding access points doesn't help, all it does is drive up the noise floor of the receivers!
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