Wireless Network Deployment
Move your laptop closer to your router and see if you get a signal from there. If it turns out the signal is fine when you're right next to the router, it's likely that something in your house or office is causing interference.
Wireless network deployment
Both specialized WLAN testing tools and experienced, knowledgeable personnel are required to deploy and maintain an IEEE 802.11 wireless network that meets the needs of your users.
As you prepare to design and deploy a wireless network, you will need a protocol analysis tool to help diagnose ongoing performance and connectivity problems, to detect attempts by unauthorized personnel to access the network, and to detect "rogue" APs -- unauthorized APs connected to the network by employees or others.
If you have deployed voice over your wireless network, you will need to invest in a protocol analysis tool enhanced to report the metrics specific to VoIP call quality.
Wireless technology is complex. Tools alone are not sufficient for a successful deployment. "A tool can tell you that your signal is not strong enough, but it cannot do the research for you to select the ideal antennas for a given environment and conditions," says Sue Galpchian, director of operations for Celergy Networks, concerning wireless network planning.