Serve Multiple Wireless Users
Learn how to deploy a wireless LAN (WLAN) in a high-density environment.
High Density Wireless LAN Design
March 29, 2013
Though today's Wi-Fi networks are faster and easier to implement than ever, the basic nature of radio frequency (RF) is generally unchanged. Increasing the number of users who can access a WLAN in a small physical space remains a challenge.
A Cisco Unified Wireless Network architecture supports a successful high-user-density WLAN design that can be proven, implemented, and maintained. The steps and process for this design include:
- Plan: Determine application and device requirements, such as bandwidth, protocols, frequencies, and service level agreement (SLA)
- Design: Determine density, cell sizing, antennas, coverage, site survey, and more
- Implement: Install, test, tune, establish baseline, and more
- Optimize: Monitor, report, adjust, and review baseline for SLA
- Operate: Use Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) monitoring, troubleshooting tools, capacity monitoring and reporting tools, and more.