CHAPTER 13Performance Tuning for Wireless LANs

In this chapter, you will

• Learn to choose appropriate hardware for best performance

• Understand the best way to place hardware

• Begin learning to detect and locate sources of interference

• Discover performance testing and analysis tools

Self-managed wireless LAN solutions may allow you to install-it-and-forget-it, but most of us will deal with wireless networks that must be optimized and tweaked over time. In this chapter, you will learn the basics of wireless LAN performance tuning. Unlike operating system tuning (such as Windows or Linux), it’s not always about tweaking various configuration settings. In a wireless LAN, you often have to use different hardware to accomplish your objectives. ...

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