Designing new and extending existing WLAN networks

Until recently, wireless networks were perceived by IT departments as a slower, less efficient and less secure alternative to a traditional LAN. Due to the growing demand of companies for mobile devices and the ubiquitous mobility trend, IT departments now consider it as the required standard, which is a necessary condition for the implementation of processes in the enterprise.

We carry out radioprojecting using professional software, with the help of which we estimate the distribution of access points in such a way that the signal strength is optimal. In connection with the conducted operation, there must be no interchannel interference, and the appropriate capacity of the network (i.e. its ability to maintain an efficient and stable and reliable connection in a given area depending on its load) has been preserved. Appropriate mathematical models sewn in to the software allow us to obtain output data that take into account the attenuation of walls, ceilings and other obstacles.

When designing a wireless network, it may be necessary to perform a local vision during which the presence and impact of neighboring Wi-Fi networks are examined, including possible interference and interference from various sources (including sources other than 802.11 devices).

Stages of wireless network design

  1. You send us requirements for the network, i.e. a description of the building, office, rooms, number of devices that are to use the network, services that will be launched in the network.
  2. Tell us what type (manufacturer) of access points you want to use.
  3. We present a quote – you accept it.
  4. We set a deadline for the project.
  5. You send us a .PDF or .DWG (AutoCad) file on the basis of which we draw the plan of the rooms and put on it the attenuation of the objects, i.e. walls, shelves, offices, etc. If necessary, we ask questions about the rooms or the building.
  6. NOTE: At this stage, it may sometimes be necessary to perform a local vision, during which the presence and impact of neighboring Wi-Fi networks is examined!
  7. You receive a report that will contain information about the specific location of access points – including we draw cable routes and describe possible distribution points. The report contains theoretical values ​​of bandwidth, inter-channel interference, theoretical values ​​of delays in the network and its capacity.