WiFi Setup

I need to setup Wifi network in a new office. How to estimate the number of all APs needed and the location to install  ?

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AkinsdNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You will need specialized tools and applications to do a professional setup, using heat map simulators etc.

Alternative is to guage the signal range of the APs and then position them strategically.
You can use wireless networking applications to measure actual signals.

- Brick walls limit signal accros rooms
- Microwave or electromagnetic waves can interfere with signals
- Position APs with about 20% overlap
- Use Auto settings for channel detection on the controller
AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Any example and reference for these stimulation tools ? Tks
AkinsdNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I use Cisco NCS
Here is one you can check out

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Use Ruckus AP.

The performance of the AP is good. In the Ruckus you get different channels & frequency.

First test it & then implement in your network.
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
you can use smart phones for analyzing strength of signals, place your controller and analyze signals strength, mark the positions one by one for APs then place your APs with 20% overlapping and then give a try with same analyzer for whole premises.

or simply download WIFI Analyzer from googles app in any smart phone,
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