Waging War on Bad Wi-Fi

Some thoughts on Wi-Fi network Capacity Planning

Designing wireless networks is not all about “signal strength” and “dBm”, it’s also important to put the right number of wireless Access Points (APs) in to provide the level of network capacity you need. Too many APs wastes customer money and in the worst case scenarios simply generates interference and network overheads instead of extra capacity. Install too few APs and at busy times, you risk the Wi-Fi performance taking a nose-dive.

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2015 UK Higher Education WLAN Survey – Results

Working for a long time in any one place cannot creates a real risk of acquiring myopic view of the world; you start making assumptions that the rest of the world is similar to your own place of work. I’ve been working on Wi-Fi at the University of Exeter for a good 5 years now and although I do touch base with peers at other institutions it struck me that I didn’t really know what the major challenges were that other teams faced, or what kind of Wi-Fi stuff they had going on.

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Jon Foster currently works as a Pre Sales Consultant for Pervasive Networks, a Capita company. All content and opinions expressed here are my own.


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