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How do you do a WLAN survey?

How do you do a WLAN survey?

When conducting a wireless site survey, consider the following:

  1. Understand the wireless requirements.
  2. Obtain a facility diagram.
  3. Visually inspect the facility.
  4. Assess existing network infrastructure.
  5. Identify coverage areas.
  6. Determine preliminary access point locations.
  7. Verify access point locations.
  8. Document findings.

What are the different types of wireless site surveys?

There are basically three types of wireless site surveys passive, active, and predictive. A passive site survey tool listens to existing access points and other signal sources for signal strength, interference, and access point (AP) coverage.

How do you do a predictive site survey?

To conduct a predictive site survey, you need a WiFi site survey application that lets you simulate the deployment of WiFi access points in a virtual RF environment. On the other hand, post-installation surveys are carried out right on the site, using WiFi heatmapping software.

What is wireless site survey in networking?

A wireless site survey is a physical survey of the premises where the wireless network will be installed. A site survey report helps visualize the wireless network coverage areas and data rates.

What are the steps of the site survey?

When conducting a site survey, consider these general steps:

  • Obtain a facility diagram.
  • Visually inspect the facility.
  • Identify user areas.
  • Determine preliminary wired and wireless access point locations.
  • Verify access point locations.
  • Document findings.

What is the first step that you should perform when performing a wireless site survey?

Typically the first step of a wireless LAN site survey is to gather the necessary business requirements. Interviewing managers and users is the next step, followed by determining RF coverage and documenting existing networks.

What should be included in a site survey?

Site surveys might include:

  • Existing buildings (including valuation, measured surveys, structural surveys, structural investigations, condition surveys, and demolition surveys).
  • Geological and geotechnical.
  • Topographical surveys, perhaps including laser scanning, Lidar or photogrammetry.
  • Contamination.

What is the purpose of site survey?

Site surveys are inspections of an area where work is proposed, to gather information for a design or an estimate to complete the initial tasks required for an outdoor activity. It can determine a precise location, access, best orientation for the site and the location of obstacles.

What are 4 pieces of information that can be identified from a site survey?

The report identifies the street number, description of the building, the lot number and deposited plan, any encroachments by and upon the land, fencing and encumbrances as listed on the title. These surveys are often carried out prior to the sale of a property.

What are the two main objectives of wireless site survey?

The main objectives of a wireless site survey are to determine areas of RF interference and RF coverage as well as locations of access points and other infrastructure devices.

How is site survey done?

The ubiquitous tool for a survey is called a theodolite, and it’s one job is to measure the horizontal and vertical angles between points. Combine those angles with distances from a chain or tape measure, and you can triangulate the location of any point using trigonometry.

What is the use of site survey?

A wireless site survey, sometimes called an RF (Radio Frequency) site survey or wireless survey, is the process of planning and designing a wireless network, to provide a wireless solution that will deliver the required wireless coverage, data rates, network capacity, roaming capability and quality of service (QoS).

How do I perform a wireless site survey?

The main goal of performing a wireless site survey is to determine two things. First, you want to determine the feasibility of building a wireless network on your site. Once you have established it’s feasible, you’ll need to determine the best place for access points and other equipment such as antennas and cables.

Why is the SSID (network name) not shown on site survey outputs?

It is shown on site survey outputs only if Aironet Extensions are enabled on the AP. The SSID (Network Name) of an AP appears in the list of available networks only if a Guest Mode SSID is enabled or the Broadcast SSID in Beacon option is selected in the AP.

Can only members of WDS be involved in a site survey?

A. Yes, only members of WDS can be involved in a site survey using the WLSE. WDS needs to be operational for all of the Radio Management capabilities of the WLSE. This includes radio coverage and rogue detection to work. Refer to Setting up the WDS for information on how to setup WDS. Q.

Can I use any site survey tool to survey my site?

A. Yes, you can do this as long as a proper site survey is conducted and the results yield an effective Wireless solution. In this case, you can use any site survey tool.