Wireless WiFi Site Survey

Wireless WiFi Site Survey  is needed because it is the only element that allows the discovery of configurations or specific components that affect wireless network performance, providing information on how to remedy them and how to improve the general integrity of the system.

What is the benefit of a Wireless WiFi Site Survey ?

In concluding a Wireless WiFi Site Survey, work reports are delivered with a general summary of the assessment.

The wireless assessment report provides a list of discovers that were considered worrying in the wireless network, discriminated  individually and signaling more serious situations. It also provides a list of recommendations for item correction that specifies which changes are needed, its reason and how to improve the wireless network performance.

The ultimate goal is to identify all areas where the wireless network can be improved and solve any performance problems. With this assessment, it is also possible to highlight a better performance of the WiFi network and, eventually, extend service life of the existing wireless systems.

 Wireless WiFi Site Survey

 What is Survey Wireless WiFi Site

What is Survey Wireless WiFi Site

Site Survey is a survey of the environment where is or will be installed a wireless network, that can be called RF site survey or site Survey wireless.

The main goal of a Site Survey is the planning process of a wireless network, to provide a wireless solution with the best coverage, the best data transfer rate, the greatest network capacity, roaming and the best possible quality and service capacity (QoS) and allowed by your environment.

To build a professional wireless site survey is essential to correctly implement a WiFi network, with high availability, to identify and tackle any problems found and, in the long term, it means functional and economical added value for your business.

It implies a visit to the place in order to perform tests and determine the presence of interferences and identify ideal places to instal access points. It requires an analysis of the environment, the blueprint, visual inspection of the installation and usage of RF frequency survey tools.

Problem-solving in wireless networks by  wireless site survey

  • wireless site survey active and passive
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Identification of coverage problems
  • Interference problems
  • wireless equipment failures
  • Incorrect configuration
  • Roaming problems
  • Coverage configuration, performance, capacity, AP’s and antenna reports

Problem-solving in wireless networks by wireless site survey

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Types of wireless site survey

The correct analysis and identification of the wireless network design implies knowledge of the four different types of wireless site survey that address the concerns with WiFi

Predictive: With a predictive WiFi site survey, we use a tool to create a model based on the local environment and blueprint. A predictive site survey tends to be very economic, apart from being highly accurate to begin a WiFi network project.

Passive (on site) Passive site survey is normally used to detect failures and interferences on a WiFi network. In this site survey, a professional application that allows to passively listen to the traffic in your WiFi network is used, which specifically searches for problems with access points, signal strength and environmental noise. A passive site survey also confirms coverage projection, performed in a predictive site survey, and also confirms whether the WiFi coverage is working at the level it was projected for, in the end of a project installation.

Active (on site): an active site survey on site is used to detect communication problems and to monitor the WiFi network performance. In this site survey, the test equipment is connected to the Wifi network, to simulate a WiFi network user. During this site survey, we generally focus on covering the place and the APs, with latency sensitive applications, e. g. VoIP over WiFi.