Webinar: The Need for a Standard Framework for Client Evaluation

Join the conversation with WLA President Peter Mackenzie, WLA VP Alan Blake, and WLA members Om Prakash Ravipati and Mark Edwards as they discuss the Standardized Framework as it applies to Client Evaluation.


Wireless design engineers focus on design, implementation and validation of Wi-Fi networks, which are critical to success. One thing that is often overlooked is whether all the client devices have the necessary capabilities to not only take advantage of the design but also perform optimally.

We focus on building the best multi lane highways with appropriate channel widths, transmit powers and channel plans, and often take it for granted that the best highways will not work for all vehicles. We rely on Wi-Fi Alliance certifications to determine whether the device is fit to use our network highways or not. The truth is, more often than not, that even certified devices do not behave as expected. This can cause the user to develop the perception of poor network performance, limited features that can be leveraged, and slow adoption of new standards.

We have standards and best practices for how to build a great Wi-Fi network, but we don’t have an answer for the question, “What is the best way to evaluate client device performance?”

In this webinar we will discuss the importance of having such a framework and how it could be used to inform business stakeholders before making purchase decisions and help improve network perceptions. At the end of the day, a network design engineer’s duty is to not to just create the best highways but also to create the best commute experience for all drivers.

Start time: 5:00PM (London) // 4:00PM (UTC) // 12:00PM (US Eastern / Toronto) // 9:00AM (US Pacific)

How to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iizB3GzdS_-KX18o9FPcAQ