Wi-Fi Survey

What is a WiFi Survey?

A Wi-Fi survey is the first – and most crucial – step towards addressing network niggles by showing you where and why your network performance is falling short. As organisations become more and more reliant on always-on connectivity, the impact of poorly performing networks is almost instantaneous, increasingly far reaching, and more injurious to productivity. A Wi-Fi survey provides the foundation on which all successful wireless networking projects are built, enabling you to resolve the barriers to fully supporting your people, processes, and ways of working.

What are the Benefits of our Ekahau WiFi Surveys?

Due to the complexity of today’s networks, there are an increasing number of factors that can result in poor wireless performance, and you need certainty regarding the issues before investing in solutions. Only enterprise-grade surveys can offer the accuracy needed, plus more. That’s why we only use the best tool on the market – Ekahau Pro.

  • The industry’s fastest, most accurate measurement device for 6GHz, 5GHz and 2.4GHz using 4 tri-band radios and spectrum analysis at 50 sweeps per second
  • Combines real-world data and floorplans with AI tools to offer an interactive, visual approach to network design that goes beyond guessing
  • Input your organisation’s requirements (coverage, capacity, device type, channel configurations) to ensure any design delivers the performance you need from your network
  • Scans more data across more channels than any other device on the market, allowing us to guarantee 100% coverage through optimum AP placement that’s right first time

Not sure where to start with your WiFi?

Our Wi-Fi engineers have vast amounts of experience in improving network performance for businesses, organisations and schools, whether you’re looking to fault-find and fix, design a new innovative network or maintain an existing one.

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Our range of professional WiFi surveys

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Passive, predictive surveys

Quick, convenient and affordable, passive – or predictive surveys use your own insight as well as floorplans to create a simulated version of your existing Wi-Fi network so we can design a new one and demonstrate via WebEx.

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Active, site surveys

Only an on-site walk collecting live data will give us a full understanding of your real-life WiFi performance, factoring in interference from buildings, other networks, machinery/metal and other extenuating circumstances that affect end-performance.

Validation surveys

We always recommend a validation survey, especially if your design was done via a passive survey. A validation – or verification – survey irons out any issues and ensures optimum configuration. These surveys can be done remotely.

What to Expect from a WiFi Site Survey

Our WiFi surveys begin way before we arrive on-site. Our Ekahau certified, highly-qualified engineers work with you from the very first phone call to understand your business requirements and how effectively they are being met by your current network. Prior to visiting your site, we examine floorplans and map out a survey walk that will pinpoint where and why you are not receiving the performance you need.

During our site visit, our engineer will carry out portable spectrum analysis using Ekahau Survey – the market leading tool in WiFi survey equipment – to map wireless performance to your floorplan with precision.

Our engineer will also suggest remedial actions during their visit so you can see immediate improvement in performance.

We then analyse the data from our survey and produce a detailed, client-owned report that will give you a full understanding of your wireless, as well as a roadmap towards a new, high-performance network. Our ‘traffic light’ recommendations – short, medium and longer-term actions – will be bespoke to your business, marrying up your current and future requirements, budget, and the performance-affecting factors at your workplace.

Our Online Resources on WiFi Surveys

Why We use Ekahau Connect

Why We use Ekahau Connect

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Surveys at Mowbray Education Trust

Surveys at Mowbray Education Trust

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3 Steps to Great WiFi

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Surveys at Blackburn College

Surveys at Blackburn College

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Why Choose Redway Networks?

Redway Networks is an IT infrastructure reseller who specialises in delivering enterprise wired and wireless solutions that help organisations improve connectivity, efficiency and mobility. We provide bespoke wireless solutions for your business office, warehouse, construction site or school with a complete wireless design, configuration, installation, training, support and health-check service.

From the initial planning phase to the site survey and installation, our experienced team of engineers will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your wireless solution is custom designed to meet your exact requirements. Through our partnerships with leading enterprise-grade manufacturers, we provide secure, agile network solutions that are scalable enough for meeting your current and future needs.

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