Netw360 Week 5 Ilab

Netw360 Week 5 Ilab

Week 5 iLab Report
Marc Hughes
DeVry University
NETW360: Wireless Technologies and Services

Observing the Wireless Spectrum

Submitted to:
Professor: Md Habibul Islam
Date: 06/05/13

Observing the Wireless Spectrum
Guidelines: It’s always best to introduce a paper to the reader. It sets the tone and provides an overview of what will be covered and what the goals are.
* What is the intent of the lab? What issues are addressed? Why is it important? What are the goals?
The intent of the lab this week seems to be to get a feel for using a channel analyzer or really get a basic idea at the very least about what we’re looking at here. Which isn’t bad to try and get the concept of it as soon as possible with everything starting to lean towards wireless connections, you will eventually need to know what your doing and in cases like this the sooner the better.
Specific questions from iLab
Guidelines: Answer each of the following questions using the sequence and data from the lab instructions. Answer all questions in full college-level sentences and paragraphs.

1. Capture 1: Are any channels being used that overlap other channels?

It looks to me, if I am reading this correctly and I’m pretty sure I’m not far off, that there is some channel overlapping going on between at least channel 4 and channel 8 are overlapping with channel 6.

2. Capture 1: If you had to install a new wireless LAN, what channel would you use?

It’s sort of a toss-up personally for me in respect to choosing a channel. Obviously channels 4-at least 6 maybe 7 look pretty busy which could bring down the overall speeds. So I would kind of have to go back and forth between channel 1 or maybe 11, since while they have the least amount of activity.

3. Capture 2: What channels are being used?

While some of the activity is higher on some channels than on others, I believe that channel 1, channel 6 and it looks like channel 11 have...

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