Help: Specify # of (active) users, total area per building and celing height. Select AP and deployment type
Step 1:
 
Help: Select "AP density estimate" (BOM) or "Capacity estimate" (Performance)
Step 2:
 
Help: For capacity, set avg AP/cell size ("sq. ft"). For AP density, specify "app" and "media" type
Step 3:
 
Help: Observe results (theoretical, idea and estimated goodput, AP density, location accuracy and recommened antenna)
Step 4:
               
                             
Set users, venue parms & AP Set planning mode Set targets   Theoretical     Best goodput (directional antenna) Worst goodput (omni antenna)
Help: # of users in building expected to be actively using WiFi
users    Cell area
Help: Approx. area (in sq. ft) of each cell/AP
sq. ft / m^2 Peak Mbps/AP (2.4GHz) Mbps/user (2.4GHz) Mbps/user (2.4GHz)
Help: Total area (sq. ft.) of building or venue
      Peak Mbps/AP (5GHz) Mbps/user (5GHz) Mbps/user (5GHz)
Help: Deployments are Enterprise (w/ BYOD) or SP Hotspots
 
For "AP density estimate" set App and for "Capacity estimate" set Area
    Mbps/AP (2.4GHz) Mbps/AP (2.4GHz)
Help: Enter ceiling / venue height
              Mbps/AP (5GHz) Mbps/AP (5GHz)
Help: Select Cisco AP model (best in-class is AP3700)
AP Model   App
Select "Coverage" for basic, "Capacity" for heavy data usage and "Multimedia" for collaboration
  AP BOM recommendation Mbps venue total Mbps venue total
Help: Select Metric for Meters (m, m^2) or Imperial for Feet (ft, ft^2)
Units   Transport
Help: Select VoIP for real-time media service and TCP otherwise
               
Help: Select Metric for Meters (m, m^2) or Imperial for Feet (ft, ft^2)
regulatory         # APs >>>
            Antenna >>>
                       
                         
                           
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
APBOM v2.03 Copyright Cisco Systems Inc. 2014  <mmsmith@cisco.com>                  
 
 
 
If needed, unselect AUTO and select a custom value for mix and rate
Step 1: Verify settings
           
Help: Reduce overhead via seleciton of Cisco best-practices
Step 4: Tuning
2.4GHz 5Ghz    
  Client type
Help: select % of clients that support only 11a/g/n/ac or AUTO for default
Step 2: Select
client mix
Help: % of clients that support only 11a/g/n/ac
Mix (%)
Help: Select minimum data-rate for each client type (11a,g,n,ac) or AUTO for default
Step 3: Select
rate
Help: Minimum data-rate for each client type (11a,g,n,ac).
Rate
(Mbps)
Help: Indicates if the client type is FULLY supported by AP model
Client type support
Control Overhead (SSID)
Help: Set # SSIDs in WLAN - 1 is best!
   
  5GHz           CCI Loss (DFS in 5GHz)
Help: Select DFS mode - Yes is best!
Shown for completeness-only. 2.4GHz not affected by DFS.
   
  11a
MAC Layer efficiency (HDX)
Help: Select if HDX mode is available (currently on AP3700). Yes is best!
   
  11n (smart/tablet)
           
  11n (laptop)
NOTE: Disable 11b, unused data-rates & enable RRM to achieve best goodput
  11ac (smart/tablet)
           
  11ac (laptop)
           
      <- must sum to 100%  
Help: Reduce overhead via seleciton of Cisco best-practices
Step 5: RF Planning targets
       
  2.4GHz             5GHz Downlink (AP->client) dBm      
  11g
5GHz Uplink (client->AP) dBm      
  11n (smart/tablet)
2.4GHz Downlink (AP->client) dBm      
  11n (laptop)
2.4GHz Uplink (client->AP) dBm      
      <- must sum to 100%              
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CEC Home Link             Legend: Input                                
                  Result                
    Site 1 (AP)         Actual       Site 2 (client/MAP)    
                                 
WARNING: This tool does NOT verify antenna or band certification in every domain (only EIRP limits). Invalid antenna/AP pairings shows "0" dBi antenna gain.                
                                 
Regulatory Domain (EIRP) ----------------------------->                              
                                 
    Radio 1: 2.4GHz (20MHz) .11n Radio 2: 5GHz (20/40MHz) .11n Radio 3: 5GHz (20/40/80MHz) .11ac     Radio 1: 2.4GHz (20MHz) .11n Radio 2: 5GHz (20/40MHz) .11n Radio 3: 5GHz (20/40/80MHz) .11ac        
                                                   
Select Device---------------------------------->
                 
                     
                                                   
Desired Data Rate----------->
 
 
                             
                                                   
  Actual   Mbps   Mbps   Mbps                              
                                                   
Select Antenna ----->
 
 
     
 
 
         
    For other Antenna-Enter Gain Here----------> dBi   dBi   dBi       dBi   dBi   dBi        
                                                   
  Actual gain   dBi   dBi   dBi       dBi   dBi   dBi        
                                                   
Enter Antenna Height Here (outdoor-only) ---------------> (meters)         (meters)              
                                                   
                                                   
Select Channel--------------->
 
 
                               
                                                   
                                                   
Select Transmit Power (PL)->
   
   
       
   
 
         
    For other TXP-Enter total here----------> dBm   dBm   dBm       dBm   dBm   dBm        
                                                 
  Actual TXP   dBm   dBm   dBm       dBm   dBm   dBm        
                                                   
Select Cable --------------->  
   
   
       
   
   
       
           Enter Loss in dB Here for "Other Cable"--------------> dB   dB   dB       dB   dB   dB        
Note: Cable selection only used when "Other Antenna" is selected above                                              
  Actual loss   dB   dB   dB       dB   dB   dB        
                                                 
Effective Isotropic Radiated Power = EIRP ----------> dBm   dBm   dBm       dBm   dBm   dBm        
                         
                                 
                             
      2.4GHz     5GHz     5GHz         2.4Ghz   5GHz     5GHz  
Resultant RSSI ->   Site 1 -> Site 2     Site 1 -> Site 2     Site 1 -> Site 2         Site 2 -> Site 1     Site 2 -> Site 1     Site 2 -> Site 1    
      dBm   dBm   dBm       dBm   dBm   dBm  
                                             
      2.4GHz     5GHz     5GHz         2.4Ghz   5GHz   5GHz    
      Site 1 <-> Site 2   Site 1 <-> Site 2   Site 1 <-> Site 2       Site 1 <-> Site 2   Site 1 <-> Site 2   Site 1 <-> Site 2  
Range -> Indoor (drywall office) meters   meters   meters     Area -> m^2   m^2   m^2    
  Indoor (cubes walled office) meters   meters   meters       m^2   m^2   m^2    
  Indoor (high-ceiling / HD) meters   meters   meters       m^2   m^2   m^2    
                                         
  Outdoor (LOS Fresnel free) meters   meters   meters       Note: 10 sq. ft = 1 m^2  
  Outdoor NLOS Suburban meters   meters   meters          
  Outdoor NLOS Dense Urban meters   meters   meters      
       
      Note: Lowest RSSI of site1->2 & site2->1 used for RANGE and AREA estimation - see RSSI for limit      
               
  Avg   Avg   Avg        
Location-> Indoor (drywall office) meters   meters   meters      
accuracy* Indoor (cubes walled office) meters   meters   meters      
  Indoor (high-ceiling) meters   meters   meters      
                                       
    90%-ile   90%-ile   90%-ile                      
  Indoor (drywall office) meters   meters   meters                    
  Indoor (cubes walled office) meters   meters   meters                    
  Indoor (high-ceiling) meters   meters   meters                    
* assumes even AP density with >= 4 APs        
           
DATA
2.4GHz/20MHz (DL) 5GHz/40MHz (DL) 5GHz/80MHz (DL) 2.4GHz/20MHz (UL) 5GHz/40MHz (UL) 5GHz/80MHz (UL)
Avg. PHY capacity (Mb/s)  
[No canvas support]