How great would it be to enjoy the same strong WiFi coverage in every part of your home/office? WiFi heatmaps can help you achieve this goal, and we explain everything you need to know about them in this article.
A wifi heatmap is, also called a Wi-Fi coverage map, that shows the real-time coverage and quality of a wireless infrastructure overlaid on a map, typically a floor plan.
It is a visual representation of wireless signal distribution, typically showing signal strength using a colour-coded approach, with the colour green representing areas with a strong signal and the colour red representing areas with a weak signal.
Why should you ask for a Wifi Heatmap?
Having the knowledge of the coverage your Wifi set up will provide you is extremely beneficial when you are setting up an office. There are certain roles in your organisation that will need high network coverage and there are certain roles that might relatively need less network coverage. When you choose the layout of this office, having a wifi heatmap will help you make a wise informed decision.
A WiFi heatmap can identify physical obstructions in an area that might be preventing a wireless network from working properly. Once these areas have been identified, adjustments can be made to resolve the issue.
Regardless of if you live in a large house or a small apartment, you rely on a WiFi network to wirelessly connect your laptop, smartphone, tablet, and all kinds of smart devices to the internet. Ideally, you want to create a single WiFi network that covers your entire home and allows you to roam from room to room without having to constantly disconnect and reconnect.
That may sound simple in theory, but experience tells us that it’s anything but that. The problem is that there are many factors that affect how a WiFi signal propagates from the transmitter to the receiver, including interference caused by other nearby networks, all kinds of physical obstacles, and even some electronic appliances and devices, such as microwave ovens, wireless security cameras, or cordless phones.
Because of these and other factors, WiFi deployments are somewhat unpredictable and don’t always deliver the desired results. That’s where WiFi heatmaps come in, giving you the information you need to reach your goal and achieve flawless coverage and the best speeds possible in every single room.
Here are 3 ways you can fix performance issues using a wifi heatmap
1. Find a better place for your router: Router placement is an important factor that can greatly influence how far your router can broadcast a strong WiFi signal. If your WiFi heatmap is telling you that there’s strong coverage only in one half of your house or apartment, then you should move your router to a more central location.
2. Switch to a less cluttered channel: There are only 11 channels in the 2.4 GHz band, so interference caused by other routers broadcasting on the same or adjacent channels is a common occurrence. To fix it, switch to the least cluttered non-overlapping channel (1, 6, 11) you can find.
3. Extend your WiFi network: Not all WiFi routers can reliably cover a large apartment or even house with a strong WiFi signal. The good news is that you can always extend the reach of your router by purchasing a WiFi extender or booster. Alternatively, you can replace your router with a mesh WiFi system.
Hopefully, the WiFi mapping techniques described in this article can help you eliminate all dead zones and avoid the problems associated with them.
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