Evaluating Interference in Wireless LANs: Recommended Practice

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Radio-Frequency Interference (RFI) remains a core concern among Wireless LAN (WLAN) users, network administrators, and operations staff alike. After all, the potential for interference is a fact of life in the unlicensed bands where WLANs operate, and, even worse, it is often very difficult to evaluate the effects of interference on a particular wireless-LAN installation at any given moment in time. The primary reason for this state of affairs has (until the past few years) been a lack of effective enterprise-oriented tools for monitoring the airwaves, and detecting and evaluating the impact that interference might be having.