WiFi Network Design for Dummies - Ekahau Special Edition_Page_01

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Wi-Fi is everywhere, from warehouses to waiting rooms and from hotels to your local shopping centre. Employees and consumers alike are increasingly expecting Wi-Fi availability and Internet access wherever they go — and if it doesn’t work right, or isn’t available, they won’t be shy about letting you know and going elsewhere to get it.

If your business offers Wi-Fi — or needs to in the near future — you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by the prospect of planning and implementing a wireless network. That’s understandable. There’s a lot to think about. Designing and implementing a Wi-Fi network the right way can satisfy your stakeholders and minimise future problems. Getting it wrong can be a headache for everyone from your CEO to your IT department staff.

This book is designed for top-level decision makers (such executives and owners) and for the people who make the IT decisions (such as network engineers and IT managers). It
provides an overview of Wi-Fi networking, including expert advice for creating or expanding a Wi-Fi network the right way, with careful planning and analysis. If you read this book all the way through, you discover:

  • How different business types use Wi-Fi
  • How Wi-Fi functions
  • What factors affect network performance
  • How to build a better Wi-Fi network
  • The key components of a good network plan
  • How to resolve some of the most common problems