Testing applications for proper operation

  • Software tools exist that can perform application stress testing of a WLAN. These tools will typically be used at the tail end of a site survey, during a post-install survey.
  • Several companies offer 802.11a/b/g/n/ac multistation emulation hardware that can simulate multiple concurrent virtual wireless client stations.
  • The virtual client stations can have individual security settings. Roaming performance can also be tested. The 802.11a/b/g/n/ac multistation emulator works
    in conjunction with another component that can emulate hundreds of protocols and generate traffic bidirectionally through the virtual client stations.
  • A great use of such a device could be to test the performance of a simulated wireless data network along with simulated wireless VoIP traffic.