A Gyver Networks wireless site survey will enable you to allocate the disposition of your wireless resources in the most efficient configuration possible, allowing for maximum Wi-Fi coverage and obviating the need to redeploy access points due to improper placement. Our wireless site survey report will provide a comprehensive assessment of your wireless network’s strengths and deficiencies in such vital areas as spectrum usage and interference, security, administration and monitoring, even including such ancillary factors as structural material analysis and other environmental variables.
Reasons a Gyver Networks site survey is the right choice:
Site surveys provide a roadmap for implementation – Whether you are rolling out a wireless solution over several years, or need it installed next month, a Wi-Fi site survey will very quickly tell you what you need to reach your goal. Without a Wi-Fi survey, you are left to guess what is needed - not a good way to plan or budget.
Site surveys save money – When you figure in the cost of cable, installation, switch port, wireless device, configuration time, and other factors, installing unneeded Wi-Fi devices is expensive and counterproductive. A wireless site survey will tell you exactly where and how many devices will need to be installed to accomplish what you need. With site surveys being as inexpensive as they are, your upfront cost will save you greatly over time.
Site surveys guarantee happiness – Well, at least with your wireless solution! Your users will not shy away from telling you your Wi-Fi is inadequate. All too often our technicians are called in to perform a site survey after a wireless installation - to fix issues caused by improper deployment. Now, more wires have to be run, Wi-Fi access points have to be bought or discarded, and users get more and more irritated. The old expression applies here: measure twice, cut once. A Wi-Fi survey performed before the installation will guarantee users get what they expect.
Site surveys avoid destructive noise – Many wireless installers will simply overestimate how many Wi-Fi devices are needed. However, this has a very negative effect on your RF environment. With all these devices transmitting, even at a lower power, the RF environment is very loud. Your users may see “full-signal,” but will be slowed down greatly.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Anything worth doing is worth doing right – particularly when it can potentially cost you tens of thousands of dollars if done incorrectly. There are a number of instances where performing a wireless site survey is advisable – e.g., pinpointing sources of interference or troubleshooting access point distribution - but it is an absolute necessity when contemplating any large-scale wireless deployment, even to an existing WLAN (wireless local area network). Consider these frequently asked questions we encounter from clients:
How much does a wireless site survey cost?
The cost of a wireless site survey is dependent on the size of your facility and the number of access points required. Gyver Networks is pleased to provide you with a free quote for an In-Building Wireless Site Survey here.
Do you need access to my entire facility when performing a wireless site survey?
An experienced Gyver Networks RF engineer knows which areas of your facility need to be entered and which do not. Site plans provided to us ahead of time give us a general idea of where we need to go, but the final determination will be made onsite when structural materials, etc., are inspected.
How long does it take to perform a wireless site survey?
The length of time it takes to perform a wireless site survey is dependent on the size of your facility and the number of access points required.
Will I experience any network interruptions or interference during a wireless site survey?
You should experience no interference or interruptions on your existing WLAN, and we do not connect to your LAN in any way.
Which WiFi standards can be assessed with a wireless site survey?
A Gyver Networks wireless site survey can determine the feasibility of any wireless standard you wish, including IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac. Since we are able to survey on both the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands, we are able to provide you detailed insight into how all commercially available wireless products will perform in your environment.
What types of facilities can be assessed in a wireless site survey?
We have surveyed virtually every environment you can imagine: hospitals, university and college campuses, warehouses and manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and, of course, office buildings.
What types of potential obstacles can a wireless site survey identify?
Since RF behaves differently in relation to different structural materials, a site survey can quickly alert you to trouble areas in your facility and inform you exactly where access points should be placed to provide maximum coverage, eliminating the hit-and-miss deployment strategy employed by some wireless “experts.” Additionally, the RF spectrum analysis included in our Wi-Fi site survey will warn you ahead of time of potential interference from other RF sources in the vicinity of your WLAN.
What types of APs (access points) do you use when performing a wireless site survey?
Whatever your heart desires....
What type of deliverable do I receive when commissioning a wireless site survey?
Your Gyver Networks wireless site survey provides a detailed analysis of your RF environment, including:
Heat maps based on provided floor plans
Discussion and recommendation of wireless technologies and security
Pictures and details of each access point
Spectrum analysis of each location
Full parts list and mounting considerations, and more.