Chapter 3. Conduct the Site Survey

The actual site survey, following the preceding chapter’s recommendations, can be performed in three steps:

1. An initial virtual site survey using a planning tool, to get an overview of the scope of the deployment

2. A Layer 1 sweep, aimed at discovering existing radio frequency (RF) sources that might impact your deployment

3. An actual 802.11 site survey to determine the position of the APs to be deployed

Estimate the Number of AP with a Planning Tool

The Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) planning mode is typically used to provide an approximation of the number of APs required. WCS can also be used to manage your existing APs and controllers. You can download WCS from You need to buy a license ...

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