Wi-Fi is great when it works right – and when it’s secure. Although setting up Wi-Fi can seem straightforward, there are many complexities. For example building contruction and temporary large furniture create unwanted barriers to RF signals. metal surroundings only complicate the travel path of Wifi, and cross-channel interference between wifi networks from adjacent sites.
With only a little analysis and planning many problems can be mitigated and eliminated ensuring you have the connection and the speed that you have actually contracted!
Types of Surveys
- Need to design the Wifi network?
- Need to ensure 100% coverage?
- Ensure the right signal gets to the right places?
A pre-installation site survey will identify the correct number of access points (APs) needed and the optimum AP locations to provide the coverage and performance you need.
Calculation will include provision for wall thickness and construction materials, as well as any furniture placed which may cause interferences.
- Confirm correct installations?
- Verify network performance?
- Commisioning Qualification?
Once a new Wi-Fi installation has been completed or modification to an existing network have been done, a actual site heatmap of the Wi-Fi coverage and performance will certify that requirements have been met.
A full and indepth report will clearly define the surrent state of your wifi network coverage. It will also create a baseline from which future changes can be clearly seen, as well as show changes if conditions have changed (out of house or inhouse).
- Coverage issues?
- Performance Verification?
- Access issues?
A wifi site survey will clearly identify if there are wifi blind spots, or network coverage issues.
Any number of conditions can affect a wifi network from performing. Outside interference, network usage overload, construction or furniture interferances are a few possibilities that degrades any network.
It will help troubleshooting, validation, or provisioning for modifications. New or modified AP locations may resolve changed conditions as well as improved antennas may help to fix any coverage or performance issues.
Think about expanding the network, making building changes that affect the network, or are validating the network before cut-over. Whatever reason, we’ll provide the expertise to ensure your Wi-Fi meets your requirements.
What We Survey
The report will create a clear baseline from where future modification and/or issues can be referenced. Follow-up studies will be clearly linked, to indicate changes, degredation and technology enhancements.