Help: Specify # of (active) users, total area per building and celing height. Select AP and deployment type
Step 1:
 
Help: For indoor select "AP density estimate" or for indoor or outdoor set "Capacity estimate.
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, area, etc Set planning mode Set targets   Theoretical     Best goodput (directional antenna) Worst goodput (omni antenna)
# of users in building expected to be actively using WiFi
users    Cell area
Help: Approx. area (in sq. ft) of each cell/AP
m^2 = 10 sq.ft Peak Mbps/AP (2.4GHz) Mbps/user (2.4GHz) Mbps/user (2.4GHz)
Total area (sq. ft.) of building or venue
      Peak Mbps/AP (5GHz) Mbps/user (5GHz) Mbps/user (5GHz)
Deployments are Enterprise (w/ BYOD) or SP Hotspots
 
For indoor "AP density estimate" set App and for indoor/outdoor "Capacity estimate" set Area
    Mbps/AP (2.4GHz) Mbps/AP (2.4GHz)
Enter ceiling / venue height
              Mbps/AP (5GHz) Mbps/AP (5GHz)
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 Recommendation Mbps venue total Mbps venue total
Select Metric for Meters (m, m^2) or Imperial for Feet (ft, ft^2)
Units         # APs   # calls/AP (2.4GHz) # calls/AP (2.4GHz)
Select Metric for Meters (m, m^2) or Imperial for Feet (ft, ft^2)
regulatory         Antenna   # calls/AP (5GHz) # calls/AP (5GHz)
Select LBS mode: None, RSSI (Base, FastLocate, Presence), or AOA (HyperLocate)
LBS VoWi-Fi BW (optional)
Help: Select VoIP for real-time media service and TCP otherwise
               
                         
                         
                           
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
Ux AP Planner (v2.10) Copyright Cisco Systems Inc. 2015  <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
Omni Directional
  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
    2.4GHz 5Ghz 2.4GHz 5Ghz
  5GHz           Control Overhead (SSID)
Help: Set # SSIDs in WLAN - 1 is best!
  11a
Channel util  (DFS [5GHz])
Help: Select DFS mode - Yes is best!
Shown for completeness-only. 2.4GHz not affected by DFS.
Shown for completeness-only. 2.4GHz not affected by DFS.
  11n (smart/tablet)
# of mesh hops hops      
  11n (laptop)
           
  11ac (smart/tablet)
NOTE: Disable 11b & unused data-rates, enable RRM w/ lowest Auto RX-SOP
  11ac (laptop)
           
      <- must sum to 100%  
Help: Reduce overhead via seleciton of Cisco best-practices
Step 5: RF Planning targets
  BW MHz
  2.4GHz             5GHz Downlink (AP->client) dBm AP TXP dBm
  11g
5GHz Uplink (client->AP) dBm      
  11n (smart/tablet)
2.4GHz Downlink (AP->client) dBm AP TXP 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 version of the tool does NOT enforce ANY EIRP limits. Invalid antenna/AP shown as "0" dBi gain.  
                                 
Regulatory Domain (EIRP) ----------------------------->  
P2P Mode                          
                                 
    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 & SNR -> 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  
      dB   dB   dB       dB   dB   dB  
                                             
      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)         Area ->        
  Indoor (cubes walled office)                  
  Indoor (high-ceiling / HD)                  
                                         
  Outdoor (LOS Fresnel free)                
  Outdoor NLOS Suburban                
  Outdoor NLOS Dense Urban                
       
      Note: Lowest RSSI of site1->2 & site2->1 used for RANGE and AREA estimation - see RSSI for limit       Note: 10 sq. ft = 1 m^2  
               
 
DATA / VOICE
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)  
Avg. DATA capacity (Mb/s)  
Avg. CALL capacity (#)  
Min. CALL capacity (#)  
# of mesh hops (0=no mesh)  
[No canvas support]