Professional Wireless Planning and Surveys with Ekahau Pro & Sidekick
WIFI PLANNING AND SURVEYS
We plan and design wireless networks to ensure the best coverage with optimal Access Points locations, network data bandwidth, roaming capability, and Quality of Service.
Wireless Planning and Surveys
- By employing the widely accepted Ekahau Pro and Sidekick, we can utilize the industry-standard tools to suggest ways for enhancing your WiFi connectivity.
- We offer guidance on improving installations and integrations of access points, along with expertise in designing wireless networks crucial for your operations.
- Additionally, we are equipped to troubleshoot both wired and wireless networks, ensuring smooth functionality.
Of working with us
- Our team possesses extensive experience in working within Corporate and Enterprise environments.
- We provide coverage across the entire Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Central Europe, ensuring we can cater to your needs in these regions.
- As a single point of contact, we offer a comprehensive package that includes planning, implementation, validation, and lifecycle support, providing you with a seamless and integrated solution.
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Types of Wireless Surveys
Predictive Remote Wireless surveys
A predictive wireless Wi-Fi survey is a method used to plan and design a Wi-Fi network before its physical installation. It involves using specialized software tools to simulate and predict the wireless coverage, performance, and capacity of a Wi-Fi network based on certain parameters and inputs.
During a predictive Wi-Fi survey, the following steps are involved:
Requirement Gathering: We collect information about the network requirements, such as the intended coverage area, number of users, device types, applications, and performance expectations.
Floorplans and Layout Analysis: We obtain floorplans or architectural layouts of the site where the Wi-Fi network will be deployed. These floorplans serve as the foundation for the predictive survey.
Software Modeling: We use Wi-Fi planning software, which takes into account factors like building materials, walls, and obstructions, to create a virtual representation of the site.
Parameters and Settings: We configure the software by inputting parameters such as access point locations, transmit power, antenna types, channel assignments, and other network settings.
Prediction and Analysis: The Wi-Fi planning software simulates the wireless propagation based on the input parameters and generates predictive heatmaps or coverage maps. These heatmaps show the estimated signal strength, coverage areas, potential interference sources, and signal-to-noise ratios throughout the site.
Optimization: We refine the network design by adjusting parameters, optimizing access point placements, adjusting power levels, and making other changes to improve coverage, capacity, and performance.
Reporting: We generate a comprehensive report that includes the predicted coverage, recommended access point locations, interference analysis, and other key findings.
Predictive wireless Wi-Fi surveys are used for several purposes:
Network Planning: They assist in designing the optimal layout and configuration of Wi-Fi networks, ensuring efficient coverage and performance based on specific requirements.
Equipment Selection: They help in selecting the appropriate Wi-Fi equipment, such as access points and antennas, by evaluating their compatibility and performance under simulated conditions.
Interference Analysis: They identify potential sources of interference that could affect the Wi-Fi network's performance, allowing for preemptive measures to mitigate such issues.
Capacity Planning: They aid in estimating the network's capacity and scalability, considering factors like user density, data usage, and application requirements.
Cost Optimization: They assist in making informed decisions regarding the number of access points, their placement, and other settings, optimizing the network's cost-effectiveness.
By conducting a predictive wireless Wi-Fi survey, organizations can ensure a well-designed and robust Wi-Fi network that meets their specific needs and provides reliable wireless connectivity.
Design Validation Wireless Surveys
A pre-install wireless survey involves a preliminary assessment and analysis of the wireless environment using passive and active (AP on a stick) monitoring techniques before the actual installation of a Wi-Fi network. Instead of actively transmitting signals, this type of survey primarily focuses on observing and analyzing the existing wireless signals present in the environment.
Some potential use cases and benefits of a passive pre-install wireless survey could include:
Spectrum Analysis: Identifying the frequency bands that are heavily congested or subject to interference from other devices or networks. This information can help in selecting the appropriate Wi-Fi channels for the new network.
Interference Detection: Detecting and assessing sources of interference, such as microwave ovens, Bluetooth devices, or other wireless systems, that could impact the performance of the new Wi-Fi network.
Validation Access Point Placement: Analyzing the existing signal strengths and coverage patterns in the environment to determine optimal access point locations and their configurations.
Optimizing Network Performance: Understanding the signal-to-noise ratio and potential performance bottlenecks before installation, which allows for proactive measures to optimize the new Wi-Fi network's performance.
Mitigating Co-Channel Interference: Identifying neighboring Wi-Fi networks operating on the same or overlapping channels, which helps in selecting non-interfering channels for the new network to minimize co-channel interference.
The purpose of a passive pre-install wireless survey is to gather information about the wireless spectrum utilization, signal interference, neighboring networks, and potential sources of wireless congestion. By conducting such a survey, network administrators or installers can gain insights into the current wireless landscape and make informed decisions regarding the design and configuration of the forthcoming Wi-Fi network installation.
Active Post-Install Wireless Surveys
An active wireless survey is a method used to assess and analyze the performance, coverage, and signal strength of a Wi-Fi network by actively transmitting and measuring wireless signals. It involves physically visiting the site where the Wi-Fi network will be installed or optimized and conducting measurements using specialized tools and equipment.
During an active wireless survey, the following steps are involved:
Site Visit: The surveyor physically visits the location where the Wi-Fi network will be installed or optimized. This could be an office building, warehouse, campus, or any other site where wireless connectivity is required.
Access Point Placement: The surveyor places temporary access points (APs) strategically at different locations within the site. These APs transmit signals, simulating the coverage and performance of the actual APs that will be installed later.
Measurement Collection: The surveyor uses wireless survey tools and software to collect data about the wireless signals. This includes measuring signal strength (RSSI), signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), channel utilization, and other relevant metrics.
Walkthrough or Site Survey: The surveyor walks or moves around the site with the measurement tools, collecting data at different points and areas. This ensures that the survey covers the entire intended coverage area, including both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Data Analysis: The collected measurements are analyzed to generate a comprehensive report. This report includes information such as signal strength heatmaps, coverage maps, channel interference analysis, and recommendations for optimizing the network.
Optimization and Recommendations: Based on the analysis, the surveyor recommends adjustments to access point placements, antenna orientations, channel assignments, transmit power levels, and other network settings to improve coverage, capacity, and performance.
Active wireless surveys are used for several purposes:
Network Design: They help in designing the optimal placement and configuration of access points to achieve the desired coverage, capacity, and performance in the specific environment.
Interference Analysis: They identify sources of interference, both internal and external, that can impact the Wi-Fi network's performance. This information helps in selecting the appropriate channels and making necessary adjustments to mitigate interference.
Signal Propagation Assessment: They provide insights into how wireless signals propagate in the environment, taking into account factors such as building materials, obstructions, and interference sources.
Performance Testing: They evaluate the network's performance by measuring metrics like throughput, latency, and packet loss. This helps in identifying potential bottlenecks and areas where performance improvements can be made.
Capacity Planning: They assist in estimating the network's capacity and scalability, considering factors like user density, data usage patterns, and application requirements.
By conducting an active wireless survey, organizations can gather real-world data and insights about the Wi-Fi network's performance, enabling them to optimize its design, configuration, and overall user experience.
The Toolkit we are using
- Ekahau Pro in the latest version
- Sidekick with a spectral analyzer
- Laptop and iPad
- Battery packs for all-day-long work
- Universal Access point stand
- Cloud tools for sharing results directly from the field