Nomad Housing Wi-Fi Survey

Wi-Fi Surveys 2019 

What is a Wi-Fi Survey?

A Wi-Fi Survey is an assessment of a Nomad Housing building you work in before installing a Wi-Fi network.

If you already have a Wi-Fi network then a survey can be done simply to ensure that you are getting the most from it. Dead zones and overlapping signals caused by the placement of routers around the building can be identified and moved to improve connectivity.

Wifi surveys in LondonIf you need Wi-Fi installed in the first place, these factors will be taken into consideration before the process starts. More.

In both instances, the dimensions and structure of the building will be considered to determine where routers should be placed around the building and how many you will require which is where an on-site consultation is useful for determining this.

There are online survey options as well which require you to have a deep knowledge of your building’s layout, network requirements and current network performance although there is downloadable software that can help.

If you can get your head around your needs and requirements yourself, you may identify solutions to current problems whether it is the number of routers you need or router placement issues.

This isn’t recommended for when you are building a new network from scratch or significantly boosting the size and capabilities of your current network.

Survey – Design – Implement – Survey

The initial Wi-Fi survey is the most important part to get right when designing a wireless network. If you do not perform an actual on-site physical RF survey then the wireless network can only be a best effort guess for coverage and capacity. A few years ago you could get away without a Wi-Fi survey as most networks were only designed for coverage. More.