Wireless access points are the connection point for wireless devices (Wireless clients) to connect to a wired Local area Network (LAN). Depending on the coverage area needed and the environment number and the type of WAPs that need to be installed can vary. Carefully designed wireless network needs to specify the locations for the Wireless AP installation in the design documentation.
WAP selection criteria
1. Operating frequency band
WAPs can operate in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands However some WAPs operate only in one frequency band at a time. Therefore it is important to know if the WiFi device operate in “concurrent dual-band" mode or single band mode.
2. Wireless Application
What are the main use cases for the wireless network. Is it for voice/video application, file transfer application , bar code scanners etc.?
3. Indoor vs Outdoor use
What environment is the AP installed ? Outdoor APs have to withstand wide temperature ranges and wet conditions. APs installed closer to the metal roof of a warehouse must also withstand hot temperatures in summer and cold winter temperatures.
4. Coverage area per WAP
How much area can a WAP cover for a given signal strength ? Not all WAPs are created equally.Therefore different Wireless access point brands provide different WiFi coverage.
WiFi frequency bands
WiFi in public places
Wireless access point brands
We install any enterprise class WAPs . Some of the most commonly used brands are brands are Ruckus, Cisco , Aruba, Ubiquity , Meraki. Regardless of the brand our objective is to achieve the predefined goals of the wireless network which is based on Application, coverage and the throughput.
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