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SonicWallUser GuideWiFi Planner 2.2

ContentsIntroduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4About WiFi Cloud Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4About WiFi Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Accessing WiFi Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Navigating in WiFi Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Creating and Managing Wireless Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Creating a Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Managing a Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Cloning a Wireless Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Deleting a Wireless Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Searching for a Wireless Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Starring a Wireless Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Sorting Wireless Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Creating a Floor Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Adding a New Floor Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Scaling a Floor Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Managing Floor Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Configuring a Floor Plan Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Identifying WiFi Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21WiFi Coverage Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21WiFi Exclusion Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23Specifying Environment Obstacles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Specifying a Floor Plan Area Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Placing Access Points on a Floor Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Using Access Point Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Manually Adding Access Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Adjusting Access Point Locations and Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Moving an Access Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Deleting an Access Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Removing All Access Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Changing Access Point Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Using Auto-Channel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Using Auto-Position Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Linking Access Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Creating Wireless Distribution System Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User Guide2

Indoor Floor Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Outdoor Floor Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Creating Mesh Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Floor Plan Viewing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37Show/Hide Object Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37Viewing Device Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Switching Radio Bands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Specifying a Radio Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Using the Ruler Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Viewing and Adjusting Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Floor Plan Access Point Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Viewing an Access Point Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Searching an Access Point Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Removing an Access Point from the Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Copying an Access Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Exporting an Access Point to JSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Viewing Heat Map of Access Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Creating a Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Viewing a Project Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Downloading a Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46SonicWall Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47About This Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User Guide3

1IntroductionThis SonicWall WiFi Planner User Guide gives you the information you need to set up an effectiveWiFi Cloud Manager (WCM) access point network. It gives you time-saving methods and helpful tipson how to create the best network possible throughout your WCM hierarchy.Topics: About WiFi Cloud Manager About WiFi Planner FeaturesAbout WiFi Cloud ManagerSonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager is a cloud-based WiFi network management system that simplifiesaccess point deployment, management, and monitoring. WiFi Cloud Manager is fully integrated withCapture Security Center, providing seamless integration with MySonicWall, Licensing, and theSonicWiFi app on your mobile device.The various SonicWall access point devices in the WiFi Cloud Manager network handle all aspects ofauthentication, association, fast and secure roaming, data forwarding, and power and channelmanagement.For more information about setting up your network in WiFi Cloud Manager, refer to thedocumentation under the product name “Secure Cloud Wireless” on the SonicWall support websiteat: ntation/About WiFi PlannerSonicWall WiFi Planner is an intuitive, web-based, wireless planning tool that is an important adjunctto the SonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager (WCM). It provides options for creating, managing, andassessing your WiFi Access Point (AP) deployments. The WiFi Planner is accessible from theSonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager Dashboard screen.The WiFi Planner simulates wireless deployment using SonicWall wireless products. You can createnew floor plans, upload existing floor plan images, and use Google maps to upload outdoorenvironments. The Advisor tool helps you place access points on a floor plan, and viewing options giveyou control of layers, devices, radio bands, channels, tools, access point inventories, and heat mapcoverage. Exportable reports are available for download from WiFi Planner.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideIntroduction4

FeaturesWiFi Planner includes the following features: Projects - Create and manage different projects for different customer sites and deployments. Floor Plans - Upload, scale, and manage floor plans. Google Map Integration - Use Google maps to create outdoor floor plans. Environments - Configure a floor plan environment by identifying WiFi zones, setting upenvironment obstacles, and identifying a specific floor plan area type for improved coverage. Access Point Advisor - Use the Advisor tool to automatically place access points, or addaccess points manually. Additional configuration options include adjusting access pointlocations and parameters, auto-placement, and auto-location settings. Viewing Options - Configure floor plan layers, device information, switch radio bands, specify aradio channel, and use the ruler tool. Viewing and Adjusting Results - View and adjust floor plan access point inventory and heatmap of access point coverage. Reports - Run the report generator and download PDF formatted reports for specific projects. WDS Links - Create Wireless Distribution System (WDS) links between access points. Mesh Groups - Create mesh groups and mesh links between access points for improvedcommunication speed and reliability.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideIntroduction5

2Getting StartedThis chapter helps you get started using WiFi Planner to maximize the placement of your accesspoints in your WiFi Cloud Manager hierarchy.Topics: Requirements Accessing WiFi Planner Navigating in WiFi PlannerRequirementsYou need the following to use the WiFi Planner: A computer running a supported version of Windows or MacOS An active Internet connection. Use the latest Google Chrome browser with HTML5 support. A MySonicWall account A hierarchy with locations and zones, set up under your Tenant/Group in WiFi Cloud Manager(WCM). For more information about setting up your hierarchy in WCM, consult the WiFi CloudManager documentation on the SonicWall support website.Accessing WiFi PlannerWiFi Planner is accessible from the WiFi Cloud Manager Dashboard screen.To access WiFi Planner via WiFi Cloud Manager:1 Go to https://cloud.sonicwall.com to launch Capture Security Center.2 Use your MySonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager credentials to log into your account. On the firstWCM screen, seen below, the Tenants/Groups you have set up in WiFi Cloud Manager are onthe left under Tenants/Groups.3 Click on the Tenant/Group you want to work with to highlight the tile.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideGetting Started6

4 Click the Wireless tile under Cloud Services.5 If the prompt appears for WiFi Planner, click Launch.6 If the WiFi Cloud Manager Dashboard appears, click WiFi Planner at the bottom of thenavigation pane to launch the WiFi Planner tool.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideGetting Started7

Navigating in WiFi PlannerThe WiFi Planner User Interface is entirely based on having easy access to your projects and tooptions for configuring them. The first screen that comes up gives you an overview of all your projects.When you first use WiFi Planner and have not yet created any projects or deployed any access pointdevices, there is only a sample project shown on the My Projects screen. The screen below showsseveral projects already created. The process is the same for creating a project whether this is yourfirst one or you have already created many projects in the zones of your WiFi Cloud Managerhierarchy.To bring up an individual project screen:1 On the My Projects screen shown below, hover over the tile of the project you want to open.Open Project appears on the tile.2 Click on Open Project on the tile you want to open.The options on this screen are explained below the screen: Search: Click on the magnifying glass in the top left corner to search for a project. Sort: The top right button next to New Projects has a drop-down list that gives the options forsorting the projects. New Projects: Click New Projects to bring up the screens for creating a new project.When you hover over a project, new options appear: Open Project: Click this button in the middle of the tile to go to the individual project screen. Duplicate: Click Duplicate to create a similar project Star: A starred project is marked so that it is easy to find. Delete: Click on the delete icon to delete the project.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideGetting Started8

The Number of floor plans in this project and APs deployed in it are given in the center of thetile.3 When you click on Open Project on the project tile, the individual project screen appears. Itcontains the details of this project’s current configuration.The options for user configuration of this project are given below the screen starting top left, andgoing clockwise around the screen: Floor Plans: The top of the navigation pane shows the names of the floor plans in this project.The one that is currently open on the screen is marked with a little orange circle to the right ofthe navigation pane. Arrow down (Layer icon): This icon allows you to adjust the access point layers, as explained inShow/Hide Object Layers, and several other options. Zone: This drop-down list is used to set up specific zones for WiFi Coverage Zones and WiFiExclusion Zones, as explained in a later section of this guide. Obstacle: This drop-down list is used to identify obstacles in the floor plan that might alter WiFiconnectivity in the area. See Specifying Environment Obstacles for details. Area: This drop-down list is used to indicate that this area is of a specific type, which mightimpact WiFi coverage, as explained in Specifying a Floor Plan Area Type. Manually-Placed APs: This icon identifies the APs you wish to place manually. See ManuallyAdding Access Points for more information. Advisor Icon: This icon is used to choose the Advisor to help with auto-placing APs on the floorplan, as explained in Using Access Point Advisor. Auto-Channel: Auto-Channel, explained in Using Auto-Channel Adjustment, automatically setsthe best channel for optimal service. Optimizer: Click the Optimizer to run a check to see if the current AP placement is optimal. SeeUsing Auto-Position Adjustment for details. Delete All: This icon is used to delete all APs that have been placed so far on the floor plan, asexplained in Removing All Access Points.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideGetting Started9

Inventory List: Gives a list of the APs that are currently deployed on this floor plan. See Viewingan Access Point Inventory. Heat Map: Click on this icon to bring up the Heat Map of this floor plan, which uses variouscolors to show the strength of the local WiFi signal. This feature is explained in Viewing HeatMap of Access Points. WDS: This icon is used to indicate the APs that are part of a Wireless Distribution System(WDS), as explained in Creating Wireless Distribution System Links. Mesh Group: This icon is assigned to APs that are part of a Mesh group, as explained inCreating Mesh Groups. The little red paper symbol in the top right corner can be clicked to generate reports, asexplained in Creating a Report. Save as Image: Clicking this button saves the current floor plan as a JPG image file on yourcomputer. It can be clicked at any time during your configuration session. Ruler, Hide Grid, and Reset Scale: These options can be applied to the floor plan image at anytime to measure parts of the floor plan with the ruler, hide or show the grid, or reset the scale ofthe image, as explained in Floor Plan Viewing Options. Plus Icon and paper: This symbol is used to add a new floor plan to the project. 2 Floor Plan(s): Gives the number of floor plans in the project and the country they are in. Country Symbol: Gives the map of the country this floor plan is in. Zoom/Ruler: Zoom and the ruler in the center can be used to zoom in and out from the image,and view the scale of the floor plan.Many of these options take the user to smaller dialog screens to enter data or check configurations.The next chapters give details on these processes, most of which start on the My Projects screen withthe choice of a project to open and configure. Refer back to the information in this chapter for helpwith the location of options and their uses.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideGetting Started10

3Creating and Managing WirelessProjectsThis section describes how to create and manage wireless projects in your WiFi Cloud Manager zonesusing the SonicWall WiFi Planner.Topics: Creating a Project Managing a ProjectCreating a ProjectA project is the basis for the deployment of access points in a zone of your WCM hierarchy.To create a new wireless project:1 On the My Projects screen, click New Project to bring up the Create New Project screen.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideCreating and Managing Wireless Projects11

2 Type a unique descriptive name for your project in the Project Name field.3 Select a Country from the drop-down menuNOTE: Selecting a country is important because it applies the correct WiFi regulations whenthe system is optimizing WiFi channels for access point placement.4 Click Create to save the project, or Cancel if you change your mind.The My Projects screen reappears, showing the new project you just created along with any otherpreviously-created projectsManaging a ProjectOnce you have created projects, WiFi Planner provides tools for managing the projects.Cloning a Wireless ProjectDuplicating a project creates a new copy of the wireless project on your My Projects screen, alongwith the original copy. This might be useful if you want to create a project that is very similar to oneyou have already created.To duplicate a wireless project:1 Go to WiFi Planner My Projects and hover over a project tile.2 Click Duplicate. The project is duplicated in the list of available projects. Then you canconfigure the project to your new specifications.Deleting a Wireless ProjectDeleting a wireless project removes the wireless project from your WiFi Planner My Projects screen.To delete a wireless project:1 Go to WiFi Planner My Projects and hover over the project tile to see available options.2 While hovering over the tile, click Delete.3 Select Yes, delete at the prompt, to delete the project.4 If you change your mind, select No, do not delete to keep the project.5 Deleted projects are no longer shown on the My Projects screen. Access points that have beendeployed in deleted projects are no long active.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideCreating and Managing Wireless Projects12

Searching for a Wireless ProjectWhen you have an extensive hierarchy, you might need to search for a project by name.To search for a wireless project:1 Go to WiFi Planner My Projects and click Search.2 Enter a project name in the search field and press Enter to see a list of results.Starring a Wireless ProjectStarring a wireless project makes it easier to find when scanning through your various projects.To star a wireless project:1 Go to WiFi Planner My Projects and hover over the project tile to see the available options.2 Click Star, and the project is marked for easy access.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideCreating and Managing Wireless Projects13

Sorting Wireless ProjectsSorting wireless projects makes it easier to find similar projects.To sort wireless projects:1 Go to WiFi Planner My Projects. Clicking on the drop-down menu next to New Projectbrings up a list of sorting options.2 Click an option from the list of sorting choices. The projects are sorted based on the selectionmade.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideCreating and Managing Wireless Projects14

4Creating a Floor PlanThis section describes how to add, scale, and manage a floor plan in your WiFi Cloud Manager project.You can upload multiple floor plans for your project based on deployment requirements. Floor planscan include areas in a building, floors, entire buildings, and Google Maps areas.Indoor and outdoor floor plans have different options available for WiFi Planner configuration. Someof the features discussed in these chapters are not available for outdoor floor plans. These include: Obstacles, Areas, and WiFi coverage and exclusion zone settings Placement Advisor Optimizer Auto ChannelOutdoor floor plans have the following features not shared by indoor floor plans: Outdoor report previews only contain the access point list. Scaling is not necessary if the floor plan is created from a Google Map. The outdoor map has the ability to switch between map and satellite viewing modes.Topics: Adding a New Floor Plan Scaling a Floor Plan Managing Floor PlansAdding a New Floor PlanWiFi Planner allows you to upload a floor plan image or a Google Map area to an existing WCMproject. This feature can save time, because you don’t need to create a new floor plan when youalready have one that you wish to upload.To add a new floor plan:1 Hover over the project tile on the My Projects screen and click Open Project to bring up themain project screen for that project.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideCreating a Floor Plan15

2 Hover over and click Add Floor Plan. The Add New Floor Plan screen appears, where you canadd a floor plan to this project.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideCreating a Floor Plan16

3 On the Add New Floor Plan screen, add a Floor Plan Name. Choose whether to Use Image, orUse Google Map to import a new floor plan for your project.4 If you choose Use Image, the screen below appears, where you can Drag and Drop your floorplan or Browse for a file plan from your computer.5 Click Apply to upload the floor plan. Your new floor plan appears in the middle of the Add NewFloor Plan screen, as shown below.NOTE: The image size upper limit is 10M. Supported image formats include PNG, JPG,and GIF.6 At this point, you can click Change to make changes before your floor plan is saved into yourproject. For example, you can click the corner of the blue rectangle and drag it to crop the floorplan.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideCreating a Floor Plan17

7 Once you are satisfied, click Apply to save the floor plan and return to the main screen for theproject where you have added the floor plan.With the WiFi Planner you can Add a New Floor Plan that is an uploaded Google Map from the mainscreen for a project.To add a Google Map to a floor plan:1 On the My Projects screen, hover over the project tile and click Open Project to bring up themain project screen for that project. Repeat the steps given above for using a file image.2 On the Add New Floor Plan screen, choose Use Google Maps, and fill in the Google Address atthe prompt.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideCreating a Floor Plan18

Scaling a Floor PlanThe set scale feature helps you set the scale for newly created or altered floor plans. You must definethe scale before you can proceed to setting up an environment or placing access points on the floorplan.To scale a new floor plan:1 Select a floor plan from the navigation pane. The selected floor plan appears.2 Click Set Scale. Select a line whose length you know. Draw along it on the floor plan by holdingdown the right mouse button as you move across the floor plan the length of the line.3 Type a value when prompted, and select Feet or Meter units. The rest of the floor plan is scaledto that value.4 Click Reset at the bottom left if you wish to reset the scale settings.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideCreating a Floor Plan19

Managing Floor PlansWiFi Planner allows you to rename, duplicate, or delete a floor plan.To manage a floor plan:1 Select one of the floor plans in the project from the navigation pane to bring up the floor plan.2 To rename a floor plan, right-click it and select Rename.3 To duplicate a floor plan, right-click it and select Duplicate.4 To delete a floor plan, right-click it and select Delete.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideCreating a Floor Plan20

5Configuring a Floor Plan EnvironmentThis section describes how to configure a floor plan environment, including setting up WiFi zones andenvironmental obstacles, and specifying area types on the floor plan.Topics: Identifying WiFi Zones Specifying Environment Obstacles Specifying a Floor Plan Area TypeIdentifying WiFi ZonesThis section describes how to specify WiFi coverage and exclusion zones. Sometimes your deployment needsrequire that certain areas on your floor plan be specifically configured for WiFi coverage or exclusion.WiFi Coverage ZonesWiFi Planner gives you the option to specify WiFi coverage places within a floor plan. This might beused to leave out areas where coverage is not needed, such as flower beds or storage rooms. If areasare to be specifically excluded, especially if they are within your coverage zone, use the zone exclusionfeature explained later.To specify WiFi Coverage Zones:1 Select a floor plan from the navigation pane to bring up the Floor Plan screen.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideConfiguring a Floor Plan Environment21

2 Specify areas for WiFi coverage by clicking the Zone drop-down menu and selecting WiFicoverage zone.3 Click and hold the right mouse button to draw a rectangular area on the floor plan.4 The specified area is highlighted in blue and Add WiFi coverage zone appears over it.5 Click Done.The specified area is saved as a WiFi coverage zone.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideConfiguring a Floor Plan Environment22

WiFi Exclusion ZonesThe following feature allows you to specifically exclude chosen areas in a floor plan from coverage.To specify Access Point Exclusion Zones:1 Select a floor plan from the navigation pane to bring up the floor plan.2 Specify areas for AP exclusion by clicking the Zone drop-down menu and selecting - APExclusion Zone.3 Click and hold the right mouse button to draw a rectangular area on the floor plan.The specified area is highlighted in pink and Add AP Exclusion Zone appears.4 Click Done. The specified area is saved as an AP exclusion zone. In the screen below, theMechanical and Storage area has been excluded from WiFi coverage.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideConfiguring a Floor Plan Environment23

Specifying Environment ObstaclesDifferent interior textures and materials have different impacts on WiFi signals. WiFi Planner allowsyou to take this into consideration when configuring each floor plan.To specify environment obstacles:1 Select a floor plan from the navigation pane of the project page, and the floor plan appears.2 Click Obstacle, and select a specific obstacle type from the drop-down menu.3 Click and hold the right mouse button to draw the shape of the obstacle on the floor plan. Thespecified shape is outlined in lavender, and the Add an Obstacle button appears.4 Click Done. The specified area is saved as an obstacle.SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User GuideConfiguring a Floor Plan Environment24

Specifying a Floor Plan Area TypeWiFi Planner allows

SonicWall WiFi Planner 2.2 User Guide Introduction 5 Features WiFi Planner includes the following features: Projects - Create and manage different projects for different customer sites and deployments. Floor Plans - Upload, scale, and manage floor plans. Google Map Integration - Use Google maps to create outdoor floor plans. Environments - Configure a floor plan environment by .