Prediction of Wireless Network Signal Strength within a Building

Davies, John N; Grout, Vic and Picking, Rich (2008) Prediction of Wireless Network Signal Strength within a Building. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

With the increase in the provision of access to Wireless Local Area Networks and the abundance of user devices capable of utilising Wi-Fi, the design of the network infrastructure has introduced some significant problems. Prior to the installation of Access Points it is difficult to predict whether access can be guaranteed at specific locations. Additionally, to increase the level of security, it is often preferable, despite the use of security protocols, to ensure that the signal strength is not large enough to enable connection in areas other than those designated. By combining the theory of antennae and the measurement of the performance of devices, it is possible to predict whether access is likely and hence how secure the network design is. Additionally, the use of a simple application is proposed that enables the network designer to enter a configuration and produce an answer showing if WIFI will operate and a value to indicate the margin.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Additional Information: This paper was presented at the Seventh International Network Conference (INC 2008), 8-10 July 2008, which was held in Plymouth, UK. It was published by the University of Plymouth and details of the conference are available at http://www.cscan.org/PreviousINCEvents/inc2008/
Keywords: wireless networks, Wi-Fi, signal strength, prediction of signals
Members: Glyndŵr University
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 21:19
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/205

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