Gartner Research

Develop a Framework for Deploying an All-Wireless Office

Published: 03 October 2011

ID: G00218099

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman

Summary

Wireless LANs do more than just move bits from the client to the access point. An all-wireless access layer requires a WLAN infrastructure that can handle increased capacity and additional users, as well as different voice implementations, video requirements and network printer capabilities.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • The Foundation Must Be Solid
    • Per User Capacity Planning
    • Transaction Density
  • All Types of Voice Must Be Addressed
    • VoWLAN
    • FMC
  • Video Will Test the Performance
  • The Existing Infrastructure Will Affect Wireless Deployment
    • Cabling Plant
    • Switches
  • New Requirements Will Expand Network Services
    • Network Printing
    • Security
    • Guest Access
    • Network Management

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