How long does a site survey take?
It can depend on how large the premises and network are. It can take a day, in many cases, to do a full wireless site survey.
How much does it cost to have a site survey performed?
It can depend on whether or not an SLA has been signed. Sometimes, the cost of the survey can be incorporated into the SLA.
Do I need to have a site survey done for all network upgrades?
You should in order to maximize performance of the new network. Any major overhaul or upgrade should involve a site survey for accurate data collection.
Can I do a site survey myself?
If you have the right equipment and software, it’s possible. However, an expert will know how to best interpret the data from the survey and use it during the design phase of network deployment.
How does a site survey relate to networking?
A site survey will show you how your current network is performing in terms of speed and interference. This will help in identifying where coverage on the network is weakest.
Can a site survey involve more than one building?
Yes, if your network spans over a campus like at schools, colleges, hospitals, lab centers or apartment communities.
Why does the environment matter for a site survey?
Environment can matter because it can influence how much RF interference there is and its source.
Do I get the results of the survey when it’s complete?
You can ask for the results and the complete report, or have the surveyor walk you through what the results and data mean.
What kind of company can perform a wireless site survey?
A data cabling company or an IT services company can perform a site survey prior to installing and deploying your network.