Ever wondered how wireless signals navigate through walls and glasses, and what tools can help you optimize them? Join us as we unravel this mystery with networking expert Dan Krych on our latest episode of Let’s Talk Cabling. Together, we explore the significance of wireless site surveys in deploying access points, and how various environmental factors influence signal strength. Dan shares his proficiency on the techniques and tools required to execute these surveys, highlighting the need for low voltage technicians to grasp the complexities of wireless technology.
Are you aware that an optimal DB range can make your access points more efficient? In this episode, we go deep into the importance of signal strength in wireless surveys and accessing points. We talk about the sweet spot of DB range, and the noise emitters that can disrupt your wireless performance. And guess what, Dan demonstrates how to use the affordable and easy-to-use Net Ally air check tool for conducting a wireless survey. It’s a treasure trove of insights for low voltage contractors keen on enhancing their wireless installations.
Finally, we investigate the role of wireless surveys in ensuring the wholesome coverage and functionality of wireless networks. No stone is left unturned as we discuss various survey methods, the need for regular updates due to dynamic changes in buildings, and even how foliage can affect wireless signal. As we wrap up, we delve into the generation of detailed survey reports and discuss how they can be presented to clients. And for the newbies in the field, we share some safety precautions and tips for a successful wireless survey. This episode is a must-listen for those looking to understand signal loss in different building materials and conduct successful wireless surveys.
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