Wi-Fi in 6 GHz – the current status for Europe

Intro One of the current hot Wi-Fi topics is 6 GHz also called "Wi-Fi 6E". Unfortunately, most of the information currently circulating on the internet and at events refers to the FCC and thus the USA. Together with Philipp Ebbecke we compiled the current status for Europe. Philipp represents the LANCOM Systems GmbH at the Wi-Fi Alliance and takes part in the European conferences on Wi-Fi spectrum. He can therefore provide the latest information at first hand. The contribution is divided into multiple sections. We start with background information on spectrum, then go on to discuss possible regulations on 6 GHz Wi-Fi in Europe and end with a summary. For less technically interested readers, I recommend to start directly with the summary. New spectrum Why do we actually need new spectrum? We already have two frequency bands, why do we need more? Wi-Fi has been experiencing great growth for years, but the spectrum, i.e. the available channels, was last expanded [...]

By |2020-08-18T10:02:55+01:00August 16th, 2020|WiFi|0 Comments

Ekahau Customer Report Template – Loops & APs

Let’s start with the second part of my Ekahau Customer Report Template tutorial. We know already from the first post, how to create heat maps and show the requirements. As you maybe already notice, the heat map is generated for one floor. If you have more than one floor, you need a loop or just the first floor is shown. You can generate loops of different kinds. As first loop we’ll use the “floors” loop. Here is our last code: Signal strength: <#${req-value-sig-strength}#> dBm SNR: <#${req-value-snr}#> dB 5 GHz signal strength for my access points <#”visualization”:{“heatmap”:{“type”: “sig-strength”,“filter”: {“include”: {“owner”: “my”, “band”: “5”}}},“aps”:{“show-name”: “true”,“filter”: {“include”: {“owner”: “my”, “band”: “5”}}}}#> <#”visualization-legend”: {}#> 5 GHz SNR for all access points <#”visualization”:{“heatmap”:{“type”:“snr”,“filter”:{“include”:{“owner”:“my”,“band”:“5”}}},“aps”:{“show-name”:“true”,“filter”:{“include”:{“owner”:“my”,“band”:“5”}}}}#> <#”visualization-legend”:{}#> The result you can see in this PDF file, v1.pdf. Create a loop This works fine with a one floor project. To use it with multiple floors we need a loop and show the floor name: Signal strength: <#${req-value-sig-strength}#> dBm SNR: <#${req-value-snr}#> [...]

By |2016-02-11T07:16:41+01:00February 10th, 2016|Site Survey|2 Comments

Ekahau Customer Report Template – Let’s start

Hello, I know that a lot of companies use Ekahau as preferred tool for Site Surveys, Simulation and Validation. The last years I do a lot of troubleshooting. During this I check the original Site Survey documentation and realize how many companies use the default template! I also see people doing a one day site survey and need 1-2 days for documentation. For 3-5 days they need 2-3 days documentation, copy & paste images from the default report to the customize report… This is the reason why I choose the customer report feature from Ekahau for my first blog post. I hope it’ll help some people to stop wasting time! […]

By |2020-07-02T10:48:31+01:00February 4th, 2016|Site Survey|2 Comments