your data needs from particular threats. The degree of needed security depends on the
severity of the consequences the organization faces if data is lost. Military and law
enforcement agencies require high-level security. Other organizations probably require
much lower levels. These requirements determine whether you should include mechanisms
such as encryption.
humidity, construction materials, floor space, and presence and intensity of
electromagnetic waves could affect the operation of the system. In most cases, you
should perform a site survey to inspect the facility and evaluate the presence of
potential radio-frequency interference.
schedule, such as the availability of funds, an urgency to see a return on investment,
the availability of project team members, and the interdependency between this project
and others. Spell out the schedule requirements so the team knows the time frames it
must work within.
spend on the wireless LAN. If you know the budget constraints, it's best to identify
them in the requirements.
By defining these requirements, you'll have made a solid foundation for designing a
wireless LAN. Next time I'll cover your next step: determining the components and
configurations that meet specific requirements.