You have persuaded XelPharm’s
CIO that wireless networking would benefit many of the company’s employees.
However, he requests that you plan the network carefully and begin with a pilot
network before migrating hundreds of clients to use wireless technology. You
decide to begin with a pilot network in the distribution facility. The
distribution facility is 200 feet long by 120 feet wide. It houses 45 employees
during each shift, all on the same floor. What is your first step in planning
the pilot network? As part of your later planning, draw the network, including
the quantity and optimal placement of access points. What pitfalls, some unique
to this environment, are you careful to avoid? What wireless standard do you
recommend and why?