Attached is a Solution Guide explaining why the Fortinet Controller solution is a different and very relevant solution to wireless deployments. This document is aimed at a moderately technical audience although much of the messaging will be useful anyone with an interest in Wireless Networking.
Version 1.1 has a few modifications and corrections from the field, As detailed in the comments below thanks all for your constructive feedback
Version 1.2 again has some corrections, one of the graphics for wireless coverage in the Airport had the wrong image, this has been corrected.
Great Write up and Efforts
Great Document Philip! :)
Hi Phil, I have just read through your document. Excellent work, very well put together.
I did note two small typos that you may want to fix though:
1. On page 5 it reads: "The 5GHz AP is at -63.6dBm and the 2.4GHz AP is at -71 dBm, maintaining the 7.4 dBm delta."
- This is back to front, the 5GHz AP is -71dBm and the 2.4GHz is -63dBm (the 2.4GHz AP has the stronger signal if I'm not mistaken)
2. On page 7. "The site survey would have specified -65dBm coverage and 80 Mbps channels"
- this should read 80MHz wide channels, (not 80Mbps channels)
Thanks for your feedback I will get those sorted.
Interesting to see on page 10 where the WiFi Explorer scan taken at a UK airport has a number of networks using U-NII-3 bands ....
Colin Hardacre | Wireless Support 2 (GBR)