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Deploying License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks by Jack Unger

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Radio Frequency (RF) Site Surveys

The physical site survey process inspects the physical environment where your wireless equipment will potentially be installed. If your physical site survey finds the site acceptable, then your next step is an RF site survey. The RF site survey examines the outdoor wireless environment that your network must work within.

It is a good policy to do an RF site survey for each potential new installation because the license-free frequencies are shared bands. There is always the possibility of interference from other wireless systems.

The consequence of installing a wireless network incorrectly in an area with a high level of interference is simply that the throughput of your network will be reduced. Under worst-case ...

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