WiFi is the wireless way to handle networking. It is
also known as 802.11 networking and wireless networking. The
big advantage of WiFi is its simplicity. You can connect
computers anywhere in your home or office without the need for
wires. The computers connect to the network using radio
signals, and computers can be up to 100 feet or so apart.
Wireless Network Installation Process
The goal of a site survey is to gather enough
information and data to determine the number and
placement of access points that will provide the
coverage required. Coverage required usually means the
support of a minimum data rate in a given area. A site
survey is a good idea for the use of any wireless device
because without a survey, users could end up with
inadequate coverage and suffer from low performance in
some areas. The purchase of wireless equipment is no
small expenditure, so it is best not to leave any
portion of the project up to chance.
Site survey is a physical survey of your premises to
identify the best possible locations to install access
points to ensure 100% wireless coverage, along with
maximum performance, within the desired area.
After the site survey, Talou will design the network
infrastructure to fit your specific needs. Using the
information obtained during the site survey, Talou will
design a network for your specific environment that will
ensure complete propagation to each of your devices.
Placement of access points is a crucial decision as it
can cut the number of access points you need in your
facility, as well as make sure that highly trafficked
areas are covered properly. With the level of expertise
our technicians have, they will locate these areas, and
make sure the coverage provided in takes into account
their high level of priority and importance.
If you desire specified areas in your building will be
served by more than one access point, so if an access
point should go down for any period of time, the network
connection will automatically be transferred to a
running access point, nearly undetected by the user.
Before the actual installation, Talou will prepare all
devices to ensure all units are configured properly and
are in working order.
Talou will install your wireless network & test and
verify its operation. At completion, the installation
will be documented for future reference.
The installation phase is the most physically demanding
phase of the project. The access points and antennas
will be installed in the facility using the information
gathered during the site survey. Usually, the higher the
access points and antennas are mounted, the better the
signal will propagate.
Some of the activities that will take place during the
installation include butt are not limited to:
Mounting of access
enclosures on case-by-case basis (physical security)
Mounting of antennas
Connection of antennas
to access points
Connection of Backbone
LAN to access points
Connection of power to
connection of remote power system
Verification of coverage
Configuration of access
points and hardware to include:
Proper firmware level
Radio information (SSID,
channel, bit rate)
Verification of backbone
All cabling and power runs should be done and tested prior
to the installation of the access points. After completing
the installation, testing for proper operation and coverage
may indicate the need to move access points and possibly use
different settings. Finally, documentation on all the system
hardware and software will be completed for Talou staff as
an aid to be used when supporting the operational system.