CS547 Wireless Networking and Security
WIRELESS SITE SURVEY
The purpose of this homework is to familiarize you with wireless networking environment
and the various tools that are available to help practitioners effectively plan and deploy
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs).
1. Perform a literature review and/or an Internet search on wireless site survey, wireless
interference, wireless access, and wireless networks.
2. Download CommView for WiFi (https://www.tamos.com/download/main/ca.php) and
WifiInfoView (https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html) and install them
on a laptop computer.
3. Run the tools and familiarize yourself with all the terms that appear on the GUI. Such
terms include, among others, SSID, TX/RX, IP, MAC, dBm, and RSSI. You should
describe these in your report. Collect as much data as possible on different
scenarios/environments (home, school, or commercial establishments that are
equipped with WiFi). Analyze the data collected and determine the relevancy of each
available data item.
4. Describe how the tool can be utilized in:
a. searching for WiFi networks
b. managing and troubleshooting WiFi connections
c. verifying WiFi coverage
d. locating WiFi devices, and
e. detecting rogue APs
Write your report according to the “Guidelines for Reports”. Use IEEE style for your citations
your report through Canvas.
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