WiFi Site Surveys, Analysis, Troubleshooting
Our team of Wireless experts in Perth will help you visualise, manage, troubleshoot, audit, plan, and deploy your wireless networks.
Types of Wireless Survey
Passive WiFi Survey
Conducted on an existing site to collect information about signals at each location
Should be performed periodically after the site is built
Typical report contains information on APs and their characteristics, signal strength, signal-to-noise ratios, and interference
Active WiFi Survey
Conducted during network operation to measure signal strength, thoroughput & packet loss
Should be performed when investigating performance problems
Typical report contains include signal strength, throughput, round-trip time, packet loss and retransmission rate throughout the area where the signal is used
Predictive WiFi Survey
Conducted for new sites to determine the best placement of AP's for optimal performance
Should be performed before any equipment or furniture is moved into a new space.
Typical report contains virtual APs that can be placed automatically or manually
- A meeting to discuss the intended use and application for the wireless network including discussing the environment the wireless network will operate in.
Floor plans of the facility(s) or campus maps
- Access to the facility or campus with a point of contact or escort to provide access to locked or gated areas.
It all depends on the size of your site and the number of AP’s installed. A complete survey has three components:
- Conducting the Survey
- Collating and Creating Reports
- Providing Recommendations
A physical site survey is more accurate because you’re evaluating a live environment vs. virtual environment. But it’s not always necessary. If your building environment has a lot of interference (hospital or manufacturing for example) or you want to support latency sensitive applications like Voice over WLAN then you need a site survey.