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THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF WI-FI PLANNING


What is Wi-Fi Planning? Wi-Fi Planning is a process used to estimate, plan, allocate and optimize the distribution of Wi-Fi connectivity in a certain establishments. These procedures are used commonly on large scale networks. And WiTuners™ have come up with software that would make your Wi-Fi Planning hassle free with its advanced, efficient and user-friendly interface. But how does Wi-Fi Planning work anyway? Continue reading

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Does your WLAN planning cover the two primary elements of a wireless network?


Comprehensive wireless network performance assessment and optimization has to cover in detail the two primary elements of a wireless network: its propagation environment and its network devices. The propagation environment is defined by the RF transparency and reflectivity of building materials and objects. The network main device parameters are transmission power, receiver sensitivity and antenna pattern. Using these parameters, the propagation environment is considered separately from the viewpoint of each receiver to determine the properties of the signal path between itself and all transmitters that could affect it. This allows exact determination of the signal to noise + interference ratio for each received signal – this determines the data rate for each transmitter in RF range.

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Key Factors to Wireless Network Performance


Wireless network performance depends on many factors that do not play a role in today’s Ethernet and other wired networks: data rate, signal strength, propagation conditions and interference, to name the main ones. These factors interact in many ways, sometimes in a counterintuitive manner and that makes planning and operational performance management difficult, even with the management tools provided by the main wireless LAN vendors. Matters get even more complicated as users transition to more applications and services that contain more pictures and video: the increased bandwidth demands seem hard to meet, even when adding Access Points.

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The Grace Period for WLANs Without Real Optimization Is Over


WLAN planning, WLAN performance auditing and WLAN optimization is notoriously difficult, complex, time consuming and expensive, largely due to the complex nature of wi-fi networks and its operating environment. In the past few years, however, sub-optimally deployed and maintained WLANs seemed to have survived, without much end user complaint. Unfortunately, such a grace period is gone, for good. Why?

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