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Design and Deployment
- Coverage Planning: Consider the layout of your office or business space. Identify areas where Wi-Fi coverage is essential. Think about open spaces, meeting rooms, hallways, and any potential dead zones.
- Signal Strength: Determine the signal strength required in different zones. For example, high-density areas like conference rooms may need stronger coverage.
- Interference: Identify potential sources of interference (e.g., microwave ovens, other electronic devices) and plan AP placement accordingly.
- Capacity Planning: Estimate the number of devices that will connect simultaneously. Ensure your network can handle the expected load.
- Strategic Locations: Install access points (APs) strategically to achieve optimal coverage. Consider mounting them on ceilings or walls.
- Avoid Obstacles: Avoid placing APs near thick walls, metal structures, or large obstacles that can block signals.
- Heatmaps: Use tools to create heatmaps that visualize signal strength across different areas.
- Encryption: Set up strong encryption (WPA2/WPA3) to protect data transmitted over the network.
- Access Controls: Define access policies based on user roles (employees, guests, etc.). Limit access to sensitive resources.
- Firewalls: Configure firewalls to prevent unauthorized access.
- Guest Network Segmentation: Isolate guest traffic from the internal network to enhance security.
Testing and Optimization
- Walkthrough Testing: Physically walk through your business premises with Wi-Fi devices to check signal strength. Identify weak spots.
- Tools: Use Wi-Fi analyzer tools to measure signal quality and interference levels.
- Speed Tests: Conduct speed tests to ensure Wi-Fi performance meets expectations.
- Roaming Tests: Test seamless roaming between APs as users move around.
- Load Testing: Simulate heavy usage to assess network capacity.
- Channel Selection: Optimize channel assignments to minimize interference.
- Transmit Power: Adjust AP transmit power to balance coverage and avoid overlap.
- Firmware Updates: Keep AP firmware up to date for stability and security.