- Identifying Wireless Interference: Many devices are using the radio frequency other than WiFi devices. Wireless cameras, security sensors, badge readers, and even EMI from machinery can cause the saturation of the wireless spectrum that manifests as low throughput and unreliable performance, even when the connection between the clients and the access point seems to be strong. Performing a spectrum analysis allows you to identify if WiFi or non WiFi devices are radio interference in your network.
- Locating the source of the interference: Identifying if radio interference is affecting your WiFi network is one thing, identifying the source of the interference is another. When we perform business WiFi installation services we include the spectrum analysis as part of the service with the goal of identifying the source of the inference so we can use that information for proper WiFi planning.
- Identify non-WiFi radio activity: This is one of my favorite reasons to perform a spectrum analysis, and it’s usually overlooked during the WiFi design and troubleshooting process. This is relevant in places like factories, warehouses, and distribution centers where many types of machinery and malfunctioning electrical equipment can bleed EMI into the WiFi network.
- Determine Channel Utilization: Whether your deployment is for a single or dual-band, you want to see the average channel utilization and noise floor for your environment.
As you can see, a WiFi spectrum Analysis is essential in the planning, deployment, and support of WiFi networks. Having a clear picture of the radio bands, channel utilization, and overall wireless interference helps you design a reliable WiFi solution and focus your time and effort in the right places.
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