Wireless heat maps have gotten a lot of press lately, from SolarWinds and the industry at large. There’s a good reason for this. As wireless devices become faster and gain more users, the completely wireless office space becomes a reality for larger and larger organizations.
But just because the hardware can provide more users with reliable bandwidth doesn’t mean wireless networking will be flawless. Understanding signal coverage (without resorting to wandering around the office with a laptop “dowsing for signal”) is going to be a necessity rather than a luxury.
SolarWinds is proud to say that we’ve bundled the ability to create and manage wireless heat maps as part of our Network Performance Monitor. Take a few moments to read a short tutorial that will give you real insight into why Jerry the DBA is always complaining about his Internet connection.