What Is WLAN Optimization

What Is WLAN Optimization

WLAN optimization refers to techniques and strategies used to improve the performance, stability, and reliability of your wireless network. It involves various aspects, encompassing hardware configuration, software settings, and environmental adjustments, it typically involves radio optimization, wired network optimization, and STA optimization, among which radio optimization is the most important.

Radio resources on a WLAN are limited, which need to be well managed so as to provide better network experience for more STAs. Additionally, the WLAN environment and network services are always changing dynamically. As such, network maintenance engineers are required to continuously manage radio resources through WLAN optimization methods. By continuously managing radio resources, radio calibration ensures that proper radio resources are allocated to different STAs based on network services running on them. This also allows APs to better provide services for STAs.

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Wireless service packets are ultimately carried on the wired network. Therefore, to ensure smooth transmission of wireless service packets, network maintenance engineers need to optimize the wired network.

In addition to network-side optimization, optimization is also required for STAs so that they can access the WLAN in a better state.

WLAN network optimization refers to the optimization of related functions and parameters based on the WLAN network environment. That is, in actual projects, proper optimization methods need to be used based on the WLAN network environment. WLAN optimization methods vary according to physical environments, service requirements, and terminal types.

WLAN optimization is a step-by-step process. It is not necessary to carry out all the optimization methods mentioned in the following sections to achieve the ideal effect. You are advised to optimize the network according to the following procedure:

  1. Leverage automatic or manual radio calibration to ensure that the channels, transmit power, and bandwidth of AP radios are properly planned.
  2. Check and adjust the configuration parameters of the corresponding function based on the network environment, project experience, and recommended values of each network optimization method. You are advised to adjust the parameters of only one function at a time. After the adjustment is complete, check whether the current service experience is improved and whether other services are affected. If not, optimize the parameters of the next function.
  3. Record the change history of each parameter adjustment and the test result after the parameter adjustment.
  4. After all optimization methods are complete, verify that network service experience is improved.

WLAN optimization is an ongoing process and the specific techniques applied will depend on your network configuration, user needs, and environment. Continuously monitoring and adjusting your settings based on performance metrics and user feedback is key to maintaining a robust and reliable wireless network.