WLAN Site Survey for one of the World's largest metals and mining corporation
First Call IT was commissioned to carry out a WLAN site survey for the head office of a large mining corporation in Perth. The site is mostly an open space with several meeting rooms. The WLAN site survey was to be planned, measured and implemented throughout the whole area on a total of 14 floors with very different needs from meeting rooms to common areas. The aim was to provide seamless and area-wide WLAN coverage at all stations, including elevator cabs.
When working on a Wi-Fi network that will provide an optimal coverage, you’ll need a solid research and understanding the radio frequency behaviour at the spot.
The effective way to obtain this information is a wireless site survey. It will reveal areas of channel interference and dead zones, and will help you tremendously to build a solid network.
First Call IT can help visualise, manage, troubleshoot, audit, plan, and deploy your wireless networks.
The main goal of a WiFi site survey is determining the feasibility of implementing a wireless network in a specific area and finding the best spots for access points and other equipment like cables and antennas. With the help of site survey you will know what type of equipment to get and where to install it.
The customer’s IT team changed AP location according to the new plan, corrected mounting of the APs, adjusted wireless parameters (like bandwidth, transmit power available channels), and tuned radio-resource management algorithms. The performance of the network was improved: lower call-drop rates, higher data rates per end-user, higher quality of the video calls.