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Wi-Fi Survey

What is a Wi-Fi Survey?

A Wi-Fi survey is the process of planning and designing a wireless network.

Nowadays everybody requires access to their information 24×7 on the fastest connections available, with that in mind people can’t work in business or personally without the mobility they get from a wireless network.

Wi-Fi allows high speed connectivity and secure communications between a wide variety of digital devices, Via access points and hardware allowing us to access the internet and other network resources without  the need to be tetherd to a physical cable.

Why Perform a Wi-Fi Survey?

No Wi-Fi readily available

Guarantee best Wi-Fi performance

Solve radio frequency (RF) issues

Access current Wi-Fi environment

What is Needed for a Wi-Fi Survey?

Survey Software Program (AirMagnet or Ekahau)

Floor plan of existing or future structure

User Specifications (Voice, Data and Video Support)

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Three types of WLAN/WI-FI surveys

Predictive

Performed when:

No Wi-Fi available

Building a new structure

Wireless redesign

Information gathered:

Signal Level

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)

AP Coverage Areas

Number of APs

Channel Bandwidth-Requirements

Passive

Performed when:

Understand current radio frequency (RF) characteristics of a site

Understand the current environmental conditions

Information gathered:

Signal Level

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)

AP Coverage Areas

Number of APs

Channel Bandwidth-Requirements

Active

Performed when:

Understand current network and coverage

Troubleshoot Wi-Fi networks

Verify performance post deployment

Information gathered:

Associated AP Requirements

Measure round-trip time, throughput rates, packet loss, and re-transmissions

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Next steps
Installation
Necessary devices and hardware
Certified technicians
Verify performance post deployment
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A Wi-Fi survey by Velez will give your business the insight and understanding it needs to put an effective wireless plan in place to meet and/or exceed your unique business demands. The information revealed in a Wi-Fi survey will serve as a guide for network design, installation, and verification of the Wireless communication infrastructure.