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

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Testing Wireless Systems

The need to perform proper testing of a newly installed wireless system is frequently overlooked. Further, the time needed to perform this testing is often underestimated. The sections that follow describe why it is necessary to test wireless systems and what the proper test methods are to use.

Testing Point-to-Point Wireless Links

Always test each newly installed point-to-point wireless link by measuring the throughput, the fade margin, and the applications that the end user will use. The following sections describe these tests.

Measuring the Throughput

A wireless link that has been correctly installed should work immediately. It should be capable of delivering the full amount of data that it is rated to carry. The actual ...

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