Chetnet Wireless SurveysWireless Surveys that will improve your wireless network: predictive model WiFi survey, a passive onsite WiFi survey, an active onsite WiFi Survey and the fault-finding WiFi survey. Each type of survey differs according to the site or your specific requirements
Predictive wireless surveys use computer-based software programs to model the facility and RF environment and relies on high-quality building plans
A predictive site survey is a virtual survey of your site or facility that uses pertinent information about the site to plan the wireless network. The value to our clients is that the cost is extremely less than traditional onsite surveys and the time to complete the survey is reduced significantly.
Passive wireless surveys is when the surveying device is not connected to any WiFi network and is only listening to the WiFi environment
Passive Site Surveys are most commonly used in buildings that already have a wireless infrastructure. Collecting the most comprehensive information from important WLAN characteristics and metrics, passive site surveys measure the signal strength and noise level of any active access points. interference.
Active wireless surveys are when a surveying device is connected to the WiFi network and records signal measurements based on the performance of the connection
Active surveys are performed with the survey client associated with the AP”s used throughout the survey. When a client is associated, it performs all the tasks a typical 802.11 client performs, which includes rate shifting data rates as the RF condition changes and performs retransmissions. Active surveys are commonly used for new WLAN deployments because they provide the most details on which to base a design.