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Site survey problems

Hi, I have installed an AP 1230 model (AIR-AP1232AG-A-K9), It was configured to operate in 802.11b and g standard. Through site survey I could appreciate very strong fluctuation in strength signal but not in quality signal. What could be the reason for this?

The site survey was done at laptop with a wireless card AIR-PCM352

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Re: Site survey problems

It is possible to have high signal strength with poor signal quality, or, low signal strength with good / excellent quality.

If you are in an environment with many other signals in the same band (other 802.11() stations, wireless phones, some microwave ovens ...) and/or environments that cause a lot of multipath of your signal, then even a strong signal will be read with poor signal quality. You should try other channels, and if you still can't find a good SQ, then think about moving to another band (like 802.11a - 5.8GHz).

If you are in a relatively rf"quiet" environment, and / or an environment that doesn't cause a lot of multipath, then even a fairly weak signal can provide data that is easily discriminated ... weak signal, high signal quality.

Between the two (strength vs quality) signal quality is much more important.

Good Luck

Scott

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Re: Site survey problems

It is possible to have high signal strength with poor signal quality, or, low signal strength with good / excellent quality.

If you are in an environment with many other signals in the same band (other 802.11() stations, wireless phones, some microwave ovens ...) and/or environments that cause a lot of multipath of your signal, then even a strong signal will be read with poor signal quality. You should try other channels, and if you still can't find a good SQ, then think about moving to another band (like 802.11a - 5.8GHz).

If you are in a relatively rf"quiet" environment, and / or an environment that doesn't cause a lot of multipath, then even a fairly weak signal can provide data that is easily discriminated ... weak signal, high signal quality.

Between the two (strength vs quality) signal quality is much more important.

Good Luck

Scott

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