7 Key Factors to Consider When Designing Wi-Fi Networks
iBwave is presenting unique insights into designing of Wi-Fi networks with the help of its latest white paper titled – “7 Key Factors to Consider When Designing Wi-Fi Networks”. Written by Vladan Jevremovic, PhD – Research Director, iBwave, this white paper delivers in-depth knowledge around designing of next generation Wi-Fi networks.
The white paper can be downloaded here.
In the past, Wi-Fi network design meant little more than placing access points (APs) in conference rooms and break rooms, thereby providing isolated islands of Wi-Fi coverage in areas where people converged.
In the age of smartphones and tablets, data usage has become so heavy, and use cases so diverse, that Wi-Fi network design requires strategic thinking. This white paper addresses the following seven Wi-Fi network design topics in detail and outlines best practices for Wi-Fi network design.
1 AP placement
2 AP coverage control
3 Dominant use case
4 Vertical markets
5. Interference management
6 Radio-Frequency (RF) band steering
7 Capacity planning
While this white paper addresses these seven common topics and factors that contribute to good Wi-Fi design, there are many more not included in this paper that should also be considered when designing a network.
Therefore, this white paper does not intend to say that these seven factors are the only factors that matter, but that they are key considerations to make when designing a high-performance Wi-Fi network.
It also addresses a bonus topic:
8. The difference between Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi network planning and design.
You can download the white paper here.