Netgear WC7520 and WNDAP360



  • So we have the above Wireless controller and access 10 Accesspoints (which is about double what we actually need) and people are complaining of poor wireless performance.

    With the free apps that one can download from the google play or apple stores I can confirm there are drop offs in coverage because of the way the units are pointed etc.

    But don't have any solid way to document the throughput of the AP's and a coverage map of the units.

    Any wireless experts out there have any recommendations. (obviously moving the AP's or redirecting them to area's is an option)



  • @DustinB3403 said in Netgear WC7520 and WNDAP360:

    So we have the above Wireless controller and access 10 Accesspoints (which is about double what we actually need) and people are complaining of poor wireless performance.

    With the free apps that one can download from the google play or apple stores I can confirm there are drop offs in coverage because of the way the units are pointed etc.

    But don't have any solid way to document the throughput of the AP's and a coverage map of the units.

    Any wireless experts out there have any recommendations. (obviously moving the AP's or redirecting them to area's is an option)

    Ekahau has a free tool, if I recall correctly. It's for Windows Laptops, I think.

    I use WolfWiFi Pro on my Android... it's $50 bucks (but was worth it to me)... It will let you import a floor plan and do heat maps and everything else with it.


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    @dafyre said in Netgear WC7520 and WNDAP360:

    @DustinB3403 said in Netgear WC7520 and WNDAP360:

    So we have the above Wireless controller and access 10 Accesspoints (which is about double what we actually need) and people are complaining of poor wireless performance.

    With the free apps that one can download from the google play or apple stores I can confirm there are drop offs in coverage because of the way the units are pointed etc.

    But don't have any solid way to document the throughput of the AP's and a coverage map of the units.

    Any wireless experts out there have any recommendations. (obviously moving the AP's or redirecting them to area's is an option)

    Ekahau has a free tool, if I recall correctly. It's for Windows Laptops, I think.

    I use WolfWiFi Pro on my Android... it's $50 bucks (but was worth it to me)... It will let you import a floor plan and do heat maps and everything else with it.

    Keep in mind these things don't account for concrete, metal, etc. nor do they account for having your signal levels too high.



  • @Jason said in Netgear WC7520 and WNDAP360:

    @dafyre said in Netgear WC7520 and WNDAP360:

    @DustinB3403 said in Netgear WC7520 and WNDAP360:

    So we have the above Wireless controller and access 10 Accesspoints (which is about double what we actually need) and people are complaining of poor wireless performance.

    With the free apps that one can download from the google play or apple stores I can confirm there are drop offs in coverage because of the way the units are pointed etc.

    But don't have any solid way to document the throughput of the AP's and a coverage map of the units.

    Any wireless experts out there have any recommendations. (obviously moving the AP's or redirecting them to area's is an option)

    Ekahau has a free tool, if I recall correctly. It's for Windows Laptops, I think.

    I use WolfWiFi Pro on my Android... it's $50 bucks (but was worth it to me)... It will let you import a floor plan and do heat maps and everything else with it.

    Keep in mind these things don't account for concrete, metal, etc. nor do they account for having your signal levels too high.

    Unless you are using the heat mapping and go from room to room. WolfWiFi was pretty much spot on.



  • I should note that WolfWiFi hasn't been updated in a couple of years, and it was quite expensive when I got it. It also isn't likely to work with a budget android device. I had a Viewsonic G-Tablet that it worked ok with (that wasn't terrible at the time). I haven't had to use it much recently, so there may be good alternatives out for it now.

    Wifi Coverage Mapper (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.ntek.wcm) may be a viable alternative for it now.