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Growing Connectivity Challenges Necessitate Adoption of WLAN Best Practices

Published: 14 September 2015

ID: G00290091

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman , Andrew Lerner , Bill Menezes


To address increasing BYOD and IoT challenges, and the needs of the all-wireless office, network architects must use proper design criteria and define user, location and application requirements in detail. The alternative is poor WLAN performance or having to "rip and replace" the entire WLAN.

Table Of Contents


  • Defining the Expected End-User Experience
    • Define Per-User Performance
    • Define Transaction Density
    • Define the Quantity and Types of Devices
    • Define Where Connectivity Is Expected
    • Define How Upstream Connectivity Will Be Implemented
    • Define All Resources Needed to Deploy
  • Defining the Required Network Applications
    • Network Management
    • Security
    • Guest Access
    • Location-Based Services
    • Analytics
  • Defining the Installation Intangibles
    • Warranty
    • Service Plans
    • Site Survey and Monitoring

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