Wireless Site Surveys
It is essential to avoid a trial-and-error installation of your Enterprise Wireless LAN so preforming a wireless survey is a pre-requisite before installing a Wi-Fi network.
A proactive, physical approach will take into account the different signal propagation due to the construction of the building, fire doors and lifts. It will identify interference issues e.g. from inside and outside your facility, and ensure the correct physical placement of Access Points for optimal performance and security.
Today, the wireless infrastructure is fully integrated with your LAN network and both perform as one to enable your IT Dept to provide a fully functional solution to all Staff and Guest users.
Before commencing any wireless survey, a number of key requirements need to be defined to identify the types of devices that will be using the network, the types of applications to be run on those devices, and the level of security that needs to be provided.
In addition to the types of devices using the network, the number of simultaneous devices and the average and peak traffic loads expected by those devices is a critical factor to designing a Wi-Fi network. In high capacity areas, such as classrooms, training rooms, conference centres or stadiums, one access point may be more than sufficient to provide coverage, but multiple access points will be needed to handle the high number and traffic volume of devices.