How to Design and Deploy Wi-Fi 6 Networks with AirMagnet Survey PRO
Wi-Fi 6 is the latest generation of wireless technology that promises faster speeds, higher capacity, and lower latency. But how can you ensure that your Wi-Fi 6 network delivers the best performance and meets your users' expectations? That's where AirMagnet Survey PRO comes in.
AirMagnet Survey PRO is a comprehensive wireless design and site survey analysis software that helps you plan, deploy, and validate Wi-Fi 6 networks for optimal performance, security, and compliance. With AirMagnet Survey PRO, you can:
Predictively model Wi-Fi 6 network changes or design a new network without physically rolling out APs.
Collect real-world data by performing true end-user experience measurements using AirMapperâ Site Survey on the AirCheckâ G3 and EtherScopeâ nXG.
Generate heatmaps that provide full visibility of WLAN coverage, noise, SNR, interference, throughput, data rates, retries, loss, and more on the 2.4/5/6 GHz bands.
Save time by performing active and passive surveys in a single walk-through.
Easily customize templates to create various professional reports.
Run multiple independent site survey projects at the same time with AirMagnet Survey on Demand.
In this article, we will show you how to use AirMagnet Survey PRO to design and deploy a Wi-Fi 6 network in three simple steps: planning, surveying, and analyzing.
Step 1: Planning
The first step is to plan your Wi-Fi 6 network using AirMagnet Planner. This tool allows you to create a virtual model of your environment and simulate different scenarios of AP placement, configuration, and antenna selection. You can also import floor plans, define walls and obstacles, and specify coverage requirements and performance goals.
AirMagnet Planner will automatically calculate the optimal number and location of APs for your Wi-Fi 6 network based on your inputs. You can also manually adjust the AP settings or drag and drop them to different locations. AirMagnet Planner will show you the predicted coverage and performance of your Wi-Fi 6 network on various heatmaps. You can also compare different scenarios and export the results to a report or a project file for further analysis.
Step 2: Surveying
The second step is to perform a site survey using AirMapper Site Survey on the AirCheck G3 or EtherScope nXG. This tool allows you to collect real-world data by measuring the actual end-user experience of your Wi-Fi 6 network. You can also perform active and passive surveys in a single walk-through to save time and resources.
To perform a site survey, you need to load your project file or floor plan on your device and connect it to a supported Wi-Fi adapter. Then you can start walking around your site while following the instructions on the screen. AirMapper Site Survey will automatically record the data points as you move along. You can also mark areas of interest or take notes on the map.
Once you finish the site survey, you can upload the data to AirMagnet Survey PRO for further analysis. You can also sync the data with other devices using AirMagnet Survey on Demand.
Step 3: Analyzing
The third step is to analyze your site survey data using AirMagnet Survey PRO. This tool allows you to visualize and validate your Wi-Fi 6 network performance on various heatmaps. You can also generate reports that highlight the strengths and weaknesses of your Wi-Fi 6 network.
AirMagnet Survey PRO will automatically import your site survey data and display it on different heatmaps. You can choose from over 15 heatmaps that show various metrics such as coverage, noise, SNR, interference, throughput, data rates, retries, loss, and more on the 2.4/5/6 GHz bands. You can also zoom in or out, filter by SSID or channel, or overlay multiple heatmaps for comparison.
AirMagnet Survey PRO will also help you identify and troubleshoot any issues that may affect your Wi-Fi 6 network performance such as co-channel interference, rogue APs, legacy devices, or coverage gaps. You can drill down into the details of each e0e6b7cb5c