Wireless networking has become essential component of network infrastructure for most of the companies.
User mobility and collaboration requires easy and secure access to network resources for corporate users as well as contractors and guests.
Additional application such as voice, paging, video streaming are being added to wireless infrastructure which requires sufficient system capacity and proper RF signal propagation throughout the area.
Proper RF planning, capacity planning and security become extremely important aspects of wireless infrastructure design.
The following areas need to be addressed in details:
- - What type of users will be allowed to connect to wireless network (i.e. corporate users, contractors, guests)?
- - What type of security and authentication will be used to protect access to the network?
- - How users will be identified?
- - What type of traffic will be present on the wireless network (i.e. voice, video, data)?
- - What type of throughput the system should provide?
- - How many users will be connecting to a single access point at any given time?
- - Wireless system management and reporting?
- - Wireless type of deployment (i.e. controller-based, standalone, hybrid)?
- - Is Lan extension required (i.e. point-to-point wireless connection)?
- - Will the wireless system be deployed in in-door or out-door environment?