Sometimes we need to adjust the car radio dial a little to avoid crackly interference and receive a cleaner signal. A minor adjustment, a millimetre or two to the right or left, can make all the difference. When that wireless radio signal is being affected by external interference, there is an audible impact; our personal antennas (our ears) pick that up and we go about trying to improve it.
So how do we achieve that with WiFi? How does one make those slight, minute adjustments that may improve wireless performance by 20%?
Professional Analysis is the answer. The ability to understand the data presented by specialised software allows wireless network professionals to know where to make those minor tweaks that result in measureable performance improvements.
The key thing to realise here is that the solution maybe quite simple but the general user just doesn’t have the toolsets or the knowledge to find those simple settings to tweak.
Remember the old story of when a factory called a guy to fix a sudden stop in machinery; he came in, examined it, then used a hammer to tap a particular point and bingo, everything started working. His subsequent bill of $200 for the work was questioned. His simple response, “For the tap, $10. For knowing where to tap, $190.”