Integrate technology into every day campus life such as housing,
dining, meeting space, transportation, interactive teaching, etc.
MODERNIZE CAMPUS EXPERIENCE
Daily services used by students can be streamlined and delivered to
the mobile device. Instant gratification.
The use of sensors for temperature monitoring, restroom supply
monitoring, sprinkler systems, AC and lighting, building access, etc.
Coverage is a given. We must now design for capacity. The high
number of devices in use with the type of applications can put a
strain on the wireless network.
By failing to prepare, you are
preparing to fail.
What does the physical space look like, how large is it, what type of
building materials are used, where are the network closets, are there
How will Wi-Fi be used. What type of applications will be used. How
many people will be in the environment. Is it BYOD? What type of
devices are used? What are those device’s capabilities? What type of
performance is required? Learn about peak usage times. Will users
from surrounding areas be using the same access points..
How old is the building? What are the installation constraints? Will
you need to consider external antennas?
WHAT DO YOU
But don’t let it stop you
Know what frequencies you can and cannot use. Understand
transmit power regulations. Use the right country code.
Maintaining the look and feel of the building or environment.
Blending into the environment. It’s huge. It’s ugly. Architects.
BEFORE IT’S TOO
Equipment and installation considerations. Cabling. New switches.
Cost per access point, licenses, controllers, cloud-managed,
Safety, adhering to building codes, get buy-in.
Design with requirements in
Resources that help you get the
HELP IN THE
Which access point and/or antenna you select changes the
propagation pattern. They are all different.
ACCESS POINT & ANTENNA SELECTION
A design can help you plan channels and transmit powers. Or you
can leave it up to algorithms to determine that for you. But you will
STATIC VS RRM
Utilize an application focused on developing a design such as iBwave
Not all devices are treated the same. Different radios, different
algorithms, and different capabilities.
Your design application can help determine if the number of access
points selected meets the requirements for the area. Number of
devices plus the application usage.
HOW MANY ACCESS POINTS
Antennas help shape the signal to your needs. Use them often.
Wrangle that RF.
Sometimes you need a temporary solution. Utilize tripods and
mounts, directional antennas, and deliver Wi-Fi!
With this in mind, the marketing department would inform the
department to create a prototype. The production department
would then start to manufacture the product, while the marketing.
Eight 2x2:2 laptops on channel 40
Applica_on Throughput = 2 Mbps
Devices = 2x2:2 = 144.4 Mbps raw or 72.2 Mbps actual
Air Time for app = (2 Mbps / 72.2 Mbps)*100 = 2.77%
(160 devices * 2.77%) / 80 = 6.3 radios = 4 APs
RRM will not solve all your problems. You must tune RRM to your
environment. Then test. Understand how RRM works.
Clients ultimately decide where they want to associate. I do not
recommend using client load balancing.
CLIENT LOAD BALANCING
Use 40 MHz if you can. If not, use 20 MHz. Increasing channel width
requires better SNR.
Don’t go crazy without testing. Understand client behavior. Lower
data rates are sometimes required for stability.
Solving high density. Similar
Is it possible? How to achieve
higher data rates.
Not yet ratified. The draft is
mature. I don’t expect big
changes to how Wi-Fi 6
Battery efficiency for
devices. According to
HE = high efficiency
Division Multiple Access. The
sweet sauce for Wi-Fi 6.