Wireless LANs need full radio coverage: survey your site!

By Jim Geier, ITworld.com |  Networking

So, you're ready to implement a wireless LAN to support mobile applications, like price marking, inventory control, or hospital bedside monitoring? Before installing wireless LAN access points, you need to ensure that there will be adequate radio wave coverage throughout the facility and that no unforeseen RF interference will wreak havoc on the system. Here's a step-by-step procedure (often called an RF site survey) you can follow to determine the optimum number and location of access points for a particular environment:

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