Potential Problems – Dynamic Traffic , Propagation Anomalies and Havoc on Throughput and QoS
OK, use the NMS to evaluate performance and then tune the APs in some fashion, manually or otherwise. A change is made and the performance either improves or degrades. Hopefully, your IT person has enough real-world experience that it improves more often than not and you’re pretty happy. But not always.
There are huge potential problems looming in any WLAN environment. Dynamic traffic (like in a stock exchange or conference hall), interference sources that come and go, and propagation anomalies (such as cross traffic interference through an atrium) can wreak havoc on throughput and QoS. What you need is an estimate of how such effects will interact with your WLAN. Then you can choose a strategy to mitigate the problems and move the WLAN toward a more optimal state.
Yes, this is a real challenge hanging over the WLAN industry, but in the meantime it also provides an excellent opportunity for innovation and huge potential for big performance gains. WiTuners has an answer with its WiTuners Advanced Wi-Fi Tuning Technology, which provides an innovative solution for these issues.