jdlessley wrote:Signal power can and usually does affect bandwidth. But it is the presence of noise coupled with signal strength that affects bandwidth. Low signal strength in a noise free environment could theoretically have the same bandwidth as a strong signal. But there is usually some noise from several sources in a Church meetinghouse. I would determine the minimum acceptable bandwidth and test for that.
I thought it might be useful to start this thread to help some of us who can get the equipment up and running, but don't know much about the technical details. What are some of these issues that can cause detrimental signal around the buildings... I know of 2 so far....
Microwave usage (which should be very minimal)
Building Firewalls (physical firewalls) in buildings, I have encountered them on the sides of chapels so that a wireless signal on one hallway doesn't penetrate to the opposite hallway causing me to use 3 WAP's rather than 2
any other things to be aware of?