Looking to expand the coverage and capacity of your Wi-Fi network? Need to design a new Wi-Fi solution while you are working from home? There’s an easy way to graphically plan Wi-Fi network projects that saves time and lets you (and your team members) create a Bill of Materials. Cambium Networks Wi-Fi Designer is a free application available here on the Cambium web site that predicts Wi-Fi access point coverage based upon your environment.
Recently, Cambium Networks updated Wi-Fi Designer to add support for cnPilot access points in addition to Xirrus access points. Wi-Fi Designer supports the unique aspects of Cambium APs, such as software-defined radios and high-density models, unlike other commercial tools on the market.
Wi-Fi Designer features include:
- Import or draw floor plans
- Set the RF parameters of the environment
- Visualize Wi-Fi coverage by AP model
- Tune AP parameters – rotation, 5 GHz/2.4 GHz, power level
- Develop a bill of materials based on your design
- Create/email PDF reports
With remote collaboration more commonly the way we do business today, a great way to use the app is live with team members or customers over a Zoom call where you can interactively design the network with them, then send the final documentation via email.