How to Plan Your WiFi Network with Ruckus ZonePlanner
WiFi network planning is a crucial step to ensure a successful and cost-effective deployment. You need to consider factors such as coverage, capacity, interference, and security when designing your WiFi network. But how can you do that without installing any access points (APs) first
That's where Ruckus ZonePlanner comes in. Ruckus ZonePlanner is a smart WiFi RF simulation tool that integrates Ruckus Wireless AP antenna patterns with the industry-leading AirMagnet planning software. With Ruckus ZonePlanner, you can easily and accurately plan, design, deploy, and manage Ruckus Smart WLAN networks in any indoor environment.
What are the benefits of using Ruckus ZonePlanner
Ruckus ZonePlanner has many advantages over other WiFi planning tools, such as:
It uses real-world antenna patterns from Ruckus Wireless APs, which have adaptive antenna technology that optimizes signal quality and performance.
It allows you to import floor plans, define walls and obstacles, and adjust environmental parameters to create a realistic simulation of your WiFi network.
It provides detailed reports and heat maps that show you the expected WiFi coverage, signal strength, data rates, channel interference, and more.
It helps you avoid over-spending on infrastructure, spotty coverage, and disappointed users by recommending the optimal number, type, and placement of Ruckus Wireless APs for your network.
It supports the latest WiFi standards and technologies, such as 802.11ax (WiFi 6), 802.11ac Wave 2, MU-MIMO, BeamFlex+, and more.
How to use Ruckus ZonePlanner
Ruckus ZonePlanner is easy to use and requires only a few steps to create a WiFi network plan:
Download and install Ruckus ZonePlanner from https://ruckussolutions.com/ruckus-products/zoneplanner.
Launch Ruckus ZonePlanner and create a new project. You can name your project, select your country code, and choose your preferred units of measurement.
Import your floor plan image or draw your floor plan using the built-in tools. You can also define the scale, orientation, and dimensions of your floor plan.
Add walls and other obstacles to your floor plan. You can select from predefined wall types or create your own custom wall types. You can also adjust the height, thickness, and attenuation of each wall.
Add Ruckus Wireless APs to your floor plan. You can drag and drop APs from the device list or use the auto-placement feature to automatically place APs based on your coverage requirements. You can also edit the properties of each AP, such as name, model, channel, power level, antenna orientation, etc.
Run the simulation and view the results. You can choose from different views and metrics to analyze your WiFi network performance. You can also export the results as PDF or CSV files for further analysis or documentation.
Ruckus ZonePlanner is a powerful and user-friendly tool that helps you plan your WiFi network with confidence. It combines the best of both worlds: Ruckus Wireless APs with adaptive antenna technology and AirMagnet planning software with advanced simulation capabilities. Whether you are designing a new WiFi network or upgrading an existing one, Ruckus ZonePlanner can help you achieve optimal WiFi performance and user satisfaction. aa16f39245