Site Preparation Checklist
For a successful deployment, you must prepare the installation site. This section provides a checklist to help the implementation team with site preparation.
WatchGuard recommends you ideally perform an on-site survey of AP / wireless client performance checks with the clients that are representative of the devices used at the location (Smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc.)
Alternately, if an on-site survey is not feasible, use a predictive site survey based on the documented details of all aspects of the deployment, including network architecture, clients, applications, physical environment, floor plans etc.)
WatchGuard provides to partners a Wi-Fi Customer Requirements Questionnaire to assist in creating predictive site surveys. For more information, log in to your partner account on the WatchGuard web site and go to Product > Selling Secure Wi-Fi.
|Client survey||Determine the proportion of wireless devices per user and their function.|
|POE or AC power||See the "AP Power Requirements" section in Wired Network Best Practices.|
|Cable plant (CAT5e or greater)||See the Cable Category Reference table.|
|Special AP mounting requirements||AP mounting instructions are available in the WatchGuard AP Hardware Guides.|
|Tools for mounting APs|
|Network switch ports|
These are the required ports for WatchGuard APs to communicate with WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud at these domains:
|Proxy bypass rule for AP management traffic||Bypass rule is for management traffic from the AP's IP address to WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud.|
|Wi-Fi clients||Clients are required for acceptance testing. Make sure the clients are representative of the devices used at the location.|
|Acceptance test plan||The acceptance test plan should verify client and application functionality for all applications used at the site.|