Gartner Research

Vendor-Guaranteed WLAN Site Surveys Can Save Money

Published: 02 March 2015

ID: G00273920

Analyst(s): Bill Menezes , Tim Zimmerman

Summary

Wireless LAN site surveys that are not done properly can result in suboptimal network designs that waste money and don't meet end-user requirements. To ensure the design meets business needs, network architects should use industry best practices and vendor guarantee guidelines.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Define the End-User Experience That Governs Connectivity to the Wireless Infrastructure
    • Define the Expected End-User Throughput Experience or Performance
    • Document the Types of Mobile Clients That Will Use the Wireless LAN
    • Define What Applications Will Be Used by Mobile Clients
  • Get a Guarantee That the Design Resulting From the Survey Will Meet Specified User Outcomes
    • Types of Information Gathered in the Site Survey
    • Trust, but Verify
  • Review Competitive Approaches to Spot or Avoid Overstaffing and Reduce Costs

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