March 19, 2017

Advanced Wireless Networks (WLAN)

Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) have become common place.  Whether we are at home, the local coffee shop or on the corporate network we are often connected using wireless technology everyday.

This highly flexible and mobile method of access has created the need for organizations to take another look at their wireless networks.  This convenient and effective method of access also creates the potential performance and security related issues.  Should we let staff bring their own devices onto the network?  What about customer and contractor access without exposing our company resources to viruses and security breaches or negatively affecting network performance? To ensure your WLAN is running securely and efficiently QUECOM has strategically partnered with the wireless leaders in the industry.  By engineering a well planned WLAN you can have the flexibility needed while ensuring your data is secure.

                                                                                        

Question: Do I need to do a site survey? 
Answer:  A wireless survey is an engineered approach that helps analyze the surrounding RF environment and ideal locations for WAP (Wireless Access Point) placement. The survey provides a method of pre-qualifying placement of WAPs to ensure ideal coverage compared to a “let’s try it here approach”.  It also assists with designing wireless the environment to account for various obstacles such as walls, office furniture, height, warehouse racking and so on that create attenuation of the signal.  These items can reduce RSSI strength and SNR (Signal-to-Noise) values affecting the overall end user experience.