Redesigns in wireless are done more for compulsive than technical need. When a new access point comes out, the entire wireless network doesn’t need a redesign, other than to satisfy the need to tinker for those managing them. We discuss if and when a redesign is actually needed, why you need to consider what’s driving your wireless refresh in the decision, and how to put a monetary value on defining a “pointless” redesign.
Jake Snyder of Transmit Failure comments: One of the guiding principals of the my wireless career has been to engineer wireless networks that meet my customer’s goals. In order to achieve this, I had to break down some of the complexity of RF design into rules to help myself design wireless networks. This is not […]
Nigel Bowden of Wifi Nigel comments: There’s a well known rule of thumb when planning wireless LAN networks which states that for every 6dB increase in AP transmit power, the coverage distance of the AP doubles, This is obviously assuming there are no obstacles to limit or reduce coverage – it assumes a clear path […]