Product properties vary widely, even within the same vendor, and some of them have a major impact on WLAN performance. Therefore WiTuners provides for setting many parameters of WLAN equipments, including RF channel and frequency band, dual band operation, RF power, receiver sensitivity, antenna gain and connection losses and the CSMA defer threshold. Defaults are provided for the most frequently used type of device but the user can define own types and store these as part of a deployment plan.
Does WiTuners take account the whole Wi-Fi stack?
WiTuners is unique in taking into account all relevant operating parameters of the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standards for the Physical layer and the MAC layer. The former determine the RF behavior of devices, the second determine how devices interact with each other given the particulars of the RF environment in which they operate. The environment affects that interaction and therefore it affects the performance obtainable. The WiTuners Advanced Wi-Fi Tuning Technology is able to correctly predict the true performance of a network where other planning tools predict performance under ideal conditions only.
Does WiTuners support 802.11n?
WiTuners supports 802.11 MIMO devices with 1, 2 or 3 spatial streams. It also supports asymmetrical MIMO arrangements e.g. in which the client uses only one antenna but the access points use two or three. All differences in RF power and SNR thresholds are taken into account.