Many people don't realize it, but there is a true science to laying out a proper WiFi network in order to get full coverage but without over-investing in hardware. Planning is a key step in this, but is often overlooked.
There are many factors that affect the strength and distribution of WiFi signals, ranging from the antennas to the materials in walls and doors, and even to structural elements such as the placement of water-carrying pipes.
WiFi access points that are placed haphazardly without regard for the local environment will cause "dead zones," which are areas that lack coverage resulting in a lack of WiFi signal. Over-compensating by placing more access points won’t necessarily solve the problem either.
Instead, good WiFi implementation requires awareness of the radio frequency (R/F) profile of an area, what wireless devices are in use, and on which channels. Lack of proper planning usually results in significant and needless extra expenses.
When you bring in Hummingbird Networks to handle your WiFi network implementation, we start with a custom assessment of your facility. You'll receive a complete report on your facility, including the unique challenges it may present, along with an action plan for creating an optimized WiFi network.
Our assessment includes:
A Hummingbird WiFi network assessment means there is no guesswork involved. You get an exact description of your facility and a suggested access point layout, designed to create an optimal WiFi environment.
With Hummingbird Networks as your WiFi partner, you'll see: