How to design WLAN deployments covering multiple floors

November 15, 2017 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm EDT

November 15, 2017 | 12:00 – 12:45 pm EDT | Live Webinar with Q&A

How to design WLAN deployments covering multiple floors           

Many people design and understand single story wireless networks.  Having that understanding, they mistakenly think that a multi-story building is a series of single-story network designs, forgetting that RF signals propagate in three dimensions.  Signals from one floor may impact device traffic on other floors.  For this reason, you should understand multi-story Wi-Fi design.       


  • Introduction 
  • Multi-story design
  • Multiple floors of Wi-Fi use
  • Channel use
  • Odd coverage
  • What about atriums or other open areas
  • Floors and windows
  • Next steps,  Q&A

Bryan Harkins

Training and Enablement Manager

Bryan Harkins is the Training and Enablement Manager for Ekahau.  He has vast experience in Wi-Fi design, deployment and troubleshooting as well as in IT education.  Bryan is a Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE) and member of the CWNE advisory board.  He is also on the board of advisors for 802Secure, a wireless security company. 

You may recognize him as the author of the Sybex CWSP study guide, or from one of his many speaking engagements around the world such as, Secure World Expo, IP Expo, the Signal Corp IT Symposium or Wi-Fi Trek.  Bryan has designed wireless networks and security for many Fortune 100 companies, governments, banks and even for submarines.