This visualization shows how many APs cover the given area.
An area is considered covered if the signal is strong enough
for the clients to communicate with the AP. In many WLANs, multiple
AP coverage is an important requirement that ensures uninterrupted
connectivity, load balancing, and seamless roaming. If this
requirement exists in your WLAN, you can use this visualization to
make sure that AP coverage areas sufficiently overlap.
As in the
visualization, the definition of “strong enough” is rather
subjective because certain signal strength might be sufficient for
low data rates, but insufficient for the high data rates required
for such applications as VoIP. Additionally, 802.11 adapters vary
in sensitivity, and some adapters might be able to provide good
connectivity in zones where other adapters fail to connect
panel (located on the
tab of the right-side panel) offers the
Area is considered covered if signal strength is at least
setting, which defines the AP coverage area based on the minimum
signal strength. If the signal strength is below the specified
level, the area is considered to be not covered.
Double-clicking on the Number of APs legend on the status bar
allows you to configure the color scheme.