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WiFi Minute: Wireless LAN Assessments VS Performance Assessments [VIDEO]

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WiFi Minute: Wireless LAN Assessments VS Performance Assessments [VIDEO]

By: Danny Mareco June 30, 2017   0 Category: Performance

For most businesses, troubleshooting wifi problems is something you can't afford to deal with. Any amount of downtime or slow performance is costly in time, money and reputation. What options do you have when it comes to analyzing your wireless system? In this week's episode, we explain the differences between wireless LAN assessments and performance assessments so you can get the most out of your wireless system.

Video Transcription

What's going on everybody? My name is Danny. Welcome to the WiFi Minute. Today's topic, what's the difference between a wireless LAN assessment and a performance assessment. All right. Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock and let's go.

First, wireless LAN assessments.

A wireless LAN or a WLAN assessment is a holistic analysis that's used to provide a general overview of your entire wireless system, to give you a clear depiction of its overall well-being and functionality.

This type of assessment takes a deep look into your wireless system, like an audit or popping the hood of your car, as we like to say. It's used in conjunction with other tests such as wireless site surveys, both active and passive, to figure out why you're experiencing problems with your WiFi. 

Second, performance assessments.

These types of assessments use the devices that you would actually find accessing your wireless system, be it smart phones, laptops, scanners, or printers. And uses them to perform a variety of tests such as measuring RF signal, TCP and UDP, download and upload times, and streaming video, to name a few.

Instead of taking measurements from your infrastructure components viewpoint, you get to see how your network performs from your devices viewpoint. And that can be very valuable.

These two assessments are detailed, and can take longer to complete than some other types of testing. Ranging from a day, to up to a month, depending on how complex your wireless environment is.

However, if you're experiencing problems with your wireless system, there's no better option to figure out why and what's necessary to fix it. 

Down in the description below, I've included a link to our wireless network design kit, which will provide you with everything you need to know before you deploy large scale wireless network. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them down below. 

Thanks for watching and we'll see you next time.

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