Wireless Infrastructure Conversion for Location Services

Wireless Infrastructure Conversion


You are converting your wireless infrastructure from a data-only design to a location services design.

Which task do you need to complete?



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A. B. C. D.


When converting a wireless infrastructure from data-only design to a location services design, the primary goal is to enable location-based services, such as asset tracking or wayfinding. To accomplish this, a few key tasks need to be completed, including:

  1. Conduct a site survey: Conduct a site survey to determine the location of existing access points (APs) and identify areas where new APs may need to be installed to provide optimal coverage for location services.

  2. Configure location-based services: Configure the wireless infrastructure to support location-based services. This includes enabling protocols such as Wireless LAN Context Control Protocol (WLCCP) or Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) and setting up a location server.

  3. Enable location tracking: Enable location tracking on the APs and configure the location server to receive location information from the APs.

  4. Verify accuracy: Verify the accuracy of location tracking by testing it in a live environment.

Given the options provided, none of them fully address the tasks that need to be completed to convert a wireless infrastructure from a data-only design to a location services design.

Option A: "Disable the DSSS speeds for RFID compatibility" is not relevant to the conversion process. DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) is a modulation technique used in wireless communications, and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a technology used for tracking and identifying objects using radio waves. Disabling DSSS speeds would have no impact on RFID compatibility.

Option B: "Use fewer APs to avoid RFID 3D imaging" is not relevant to the conversion process. RFID 3D imaging is a technology used to generate 3D images of objects using radio waves. It is not related to wireless access points, and using fewer APs would not have any impact on RFID 3D imaging.

Option C: "Set APs to maximum power for RF fingerprinting" is not recommended as it can cause interference with neighboring networks and degrade performance of the wireless infrastructure. RF fingerprinting is a technique used to identify wireless devices based on their unique characteristics, but setting APs to maximum power is not required for this.

Option D: "Locate APs at the edges of your coverage area for trilateration" is also not recommended as it would result in poor coverage and unreliable location tracking. Trilateration is a technique used to determine the location of a device by measuring its distance from three or more known locations. However, locating APs only at the edges of the coverage area would not provide enough coverage and data points to accurately determine device location.

Therefore, none of the provided options is the correct answer, and the correct approach would be to follow the tasks mentioned above to convert the wireless infrastructure from a data-only design to a location services design.