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Special thanks to KingChris, Heland, and emmosophos
When deploying a new wireless network or making changes to an existing network, there’s a lot of factors to consider. You need to consider interference, channel selection, speeds, and many other complicated pieces to the puzzle. This can be a complicated process, so we’ve put together some info to get you started on the right foot to try to avoid problems like slow or inconsistent connections.
We’ll be going over the following:
This article is accompanied by our video: Sophos Wireless: Wi-Fi Fundamentals
This Community guide will cover all of the same topics, for those who prefer reading.
Number of Simultaneous clients
Types of clients
20 MHz Channel Width
40 MHz Channel Width
80 MHz Channel Width
Areas to be covered:
Note: Sophos has a wireless pre-sales desk that can help conduct site surveys. Please contact your sales person or sales engineer for more information.
Passive Site surveys:
Active Site Surveys:
Predictive Site Surveys:
Layer 3 Switches:
Web Filtering/HTTPs inspection:
Excellent, the first detailed explanation I have seen. I have seen other explanations, but not as good as this one.
Automatic channel selection doesn't always work, you might need to add a comment about using different time slots for checking channel overlap.
Thanks! We'll put a few points together for that. Appreciate the feedback :)