A successful wireless network deployment is completely dependent on the Wi-Fi planning process. Even people and filing cabinets can have a significant effect on the way your wireless access points are positioned and configured.
The plan for your Wi-Fi network will ensure that you invest no more than is necessary in your wireless technology, and that you get the secure and reliable Wi-Fi coverage you need.
LAN2LAN's wireless networking solutions include the most effective Wi-Fi planning services in the UK. Our experts draw upon long experience of wireless LAN design and installation to conduct rigorous, realistic surveys of your working environment, providing robust foundations for your Wi-Fi services.
Poor coverage and inconsistent wireless network performance can often be due to conflicts between wireless channels. Even if your in-house network is correctly configured, there may be clashes and interference from neighbouring installations.
LAN2LAN's planners can detect the signals that might affect your own deployment and ensure that the channels you use are clear.
We work mainly in the 5GHz and 2.4GHz spectrums, with the latest 802.11 standards. Our wireless networking consultants will ensure there is minimal contention and no conflict between available wireless channels, so that every user enjoys the best quality experience, with fast response times and uninterrupted coverage.
If you are moving to new premises, or opening a branch office, we can plan your wireless network even before you move in. Working from interior design plans and drawings we can create a virtual office environment and conduct a digitally modelled survey.
This allows us to prepare a robust predicted plan for your installation, so that you can budget accordingly. It also means that any potentially disruptive design features can be adjusted if necessary.
LAN2LAN's wireless consultants have long experience of working with these specialist desktop Wi-Fi planning tools. We can achieve a very high level of alignment between the model and the actual deployment, saving time and money when the real installation is completed.
Radio Frequency surveys map the landscape of your wireless network. We use specialist tools to plot how wireless signals will navigate your building or campus, taking attenuation readings to identify weak spots and interference. The surveys give us the raw data we need to design a Wi-Fi infrastructure that gives reliable, accessible coverage wherever it is needed.
Once your network is in place, we test it with tools that verify that it is performing to the specified standard. We take readings that show that the required coverage is present, and conduct failover tests to ensure that neighbouring access points can provide coverage if one of them fails.
We also verify performance, checking the throughput from the Access Points and giving you a clear understanding of what you should expect from your network. Your report will show you how the network will perform during a typical working day, based on the number of users and the coverage required. Often, capacity is actually more important than coverage, and we can run variable tests to demonstrate how performance will be affected by different numbers of users.
The report is your guarantee that the coverage you require is in place. It also serves as a check in the event of signal attenuation once the network is operational. When people have Bluetooth™ activated on their devices, or a new type of wireless access point is introduced, it can interfere with the original wireless distribution. The verification survey can be used to isolate the source of any problem.
This is where the invisible world of wireless is made visible. Our Airspace Analysis Surveys describe the 'noise floor' – the chatter of wireless signals that may already be present as we begin to design your network.
Airspace analysis is also valuable when trying to identify why an existing deployment is not delivering the expected performance. We have frequently identified sources of interference and attenuation that a standard wireless survey will not have found – anything from microwaves and near field communication (NFC) signals, to radar and Wi-Fi from adjacent buildings.
We perfected our expertise in airspace analysis in the Afghan desert, where we successfully deployed Wi-Fi networks amid the torrents of signals streaming across busy military bases. After that, installing a functional and reliable office wireless network is usually easy.
If you would like to know more about LAN2LAN Wireless Planning and Surveys, contact us today on 0870 787 4001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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