What is a wireless site survey? This was taken from wikepedia
A wireless site survey, sometimes called an RF site survey or wireless survey, is the process of planning and designing a wireless network, to provide a wireless solution that will deliver the required wireless coverage, data rates, network capacity, roaming capability and Quality of Service (QoS). The survey usually involves a site visit to test for RF interference, and to identify optimum installation locations for access points. This requires analysis of building floor plans, inspection of the facility, and use of site survey tools. Interviews with IT management and the end users of the wireless network are also important to determine the design parameters for the wireless network.
As part of the wireless site survey, the effective range boundary is set, which defines the area over which signal levels needed support the intended application. This involves determining the minimum signal to noise ratio (SNR) needed to support performance requirements.
Wireless site survey can also mean the walk-testing, auditing, analysis or diagnosis of an existing wireless network, particularly one which is not providing the level of service required.
What our team of consultants use to perform wireless site surveys and wlan software tools.
Our team provides national wifi site survey coverage for areas across Canada and the US. Our major hubs where our technicians fly out or travel out from are Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax and Saskatoon for Canada.
For our US wireless survey technicians the hubs that we travel out from are
- Long Island NY
- New York City
- Los Angelos ,
- Sacramento California,
- New Jersey,
- Phoenix Arizona,
- San Antonia,
- Dallas Texas,
- San Jose,
- Miami Florida,
- Cleveland Ohio,
- Charlotte North Carolina,
- South Carolina,
- Detroit Michigan,
- Seattle Washington,
- Denver Colorado,
- Lousville Kentucky,
- Portland Oregon,
- Virginia Beach VA,
- St. Paul; Minnesota,
- Henderson; Nevada,
- Madison; Wisconsin
- Birmingham; Alabama.
If you don’t see your US State or area please contact us as additional travel fees may apply if your location is over 30 miles from each hub or location.
All members and consultants from Site Survey Pros use the latest tools from Airmagnet survey tool or now known as Fluke Airmagnet survey planner or software. At time depending on the location or levels of interference we may use Ekahau site survey software to perform more of an wireless/RF analysis to see more possible signs of cross channel interference or noise within your environment. Aside from Airmagnet surveying or use wireless zone planner to perform your wireless site survey we also provide RF spectrum analysis or debugging. As mentioned in our previous post Wireless site survey reports are fine as they provide overall signal to noise ratio readings and RSSI wireless readings. But a thorough analysis which should include a spectrum analysis and an airmagnet analysis should be purchased to make sure that the air in your environment is 100% clean.
We’ve seen too many site survey’s performed without a spectrum analysis or an airmagnet analysis and users are still having interment disconnects or signal drops. With the spectrum and airmagnet analysis we can find devices such as bluetooth, security cameras , rogue APs, high noise generating devices, 2.4 spectrum phones and more devices that could cause interference or signal drops. So make sure to include these two products when ordering your survey.
A full report is included with all of our site survey’s which includes the Airmagnet Fluke Site Survey plan with wifi heat maps and levels, it also includes an RF spectrum analysis report and final an Airmagnet analysis with full reporting.
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from Site Survey Pros http://sitesurveypros.com/2016/06/06/wireless-site-survey/