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Networking Solutions : Wireless Site Survey

 

 

Too many wireless networks do not work as intended, or just underperform. With the increasing number of wireless devices accessing public Wi-Fi networks (cinema, hospital, university) or within a small, medium or enterprise business with employees and visitors running applications using VoIP, HD video streaming, file sharing, Office 365 or web browsing, it’s no wonder end-user IT teams struggle to identify if their wireless coverage and capability matches their business demands.

The simple answer for helping these end-users IT teams is the Ekahau Wireless Site Survey provided to resellers by a Square 1 Products accredited Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer (ECSE).

The Ekahau Site Survey (ESS) is a verification and troubleshooting tool for Wi-Fi networks. It ensures high performance and capacity for any Wi-Fi network (802.11ac/n/legacy). If a Wi-Fi network is not yet in place, the survey will automatically suggest access point placement and con­figurations for optimal set-up.


Each survey consists of 3 elements – 3D Wi-Fi Planner, Site Survey Verification and Analysis and Reporting.

3D Wi-Fi Planner

Structural plans of the site needing surveyed can be uploaded in a wide variety of file formats before any site visit, which allows the survey software to identify the optimal number of access points, as well as the best locations and channels for APs, revealing how the Wi-Fi network will perform.

Site Survey Verification

During a single walkthrough of the site, our Engineer will collect active survey, pas­sive survey and spectrum analysis information simultaneously, using a Spectrum Analyser and multiple Wi-Fi adapters. Once the walkthrough is complete, the software delivers maps depicting the network coverage and connectivity.

Analysis and Reporting

Survey reports make in-depth network analysis easy for everyone to understand with accurate heat maps. Map options include e.g. signal strength, data rate, packet loss, roaming, overlap, spectrum utilization and various other characteristics. Reporting can be detailed in individual floor-by-floor documents or as one full combined analysis report.

Summary

Ekahau Site Survey’s identify and fix Wi-Fi network issues such as misconfigured access points, undetected rogue access points, missing SSIDs and security settings, throughput problems, interference problems, signal leakage, and coverage holes. Advanced simulation capabilities allow for what-if-scenarios, such as moving or replacing access points, increasing network load, or increasing the number of devices in the network.

Case Studies

The flexibility of of the Ekahau Site Survey means it can be applied to all sectors of business and industry without bound. Here are two recent case studies highlighting the techcnology being used at an Exhibition and Conference Centre and Hotel Complex.                 

Case Study 1                

Case Study 2

Appointments

Due to popularity Engineer appointments are allocated on a first come, first served basis, please speak with your Square 1 representative today for availability by calling 01925 530 111 or email enquiries@square1products.com

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