Wireless (WiFi) MOS equivalent?

Daniel C. Eckert dan at drakontas.org
Sun Mar 20 19:42:38 UTC 2016

When we do large events, we use the "virtual participant" type of testing
(throughput, latency, connection time from clients we control at different
locations in the venue) in addition to regular infrastructure-side metrics
like RSSI, SNR, last known receive data rate, and system-specific metrics
(we often use Aerohive gear, which has additional metrics like Radio
Health, Network Health, Application Health).

I'd suggest taking a look at what aspects of the network matter most for
your deployments and developing a score based on the primary influencing
metrics; most of it should be doable from the infrastructure side, but you
may also consider the virtual participant option for additional data


On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 12:34 PM, Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net> wrote:

> I've seen some conferences do a virtual participant device that joins the
> wifi and reports back data.
> Jared Mauch
> > On Mar 16, 2016, at 1:54 PM, Jim Wininger <jbotctc at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hello all,
> >
> > Is there a WiFi equivalent to the VoIP MOS score?
> >
> > We are looking for a way to measure performance of a fairly large WiFi
> deployment.
> >
> > We have 8000+ access points (All Cisco). WE have the standard Cisco
> tools for managing the wireless network (ISE, Prime etc). But we are coming
> up short with a way to “score” the network.
> >
> > Does anyone have experience with this that might be able to help? How do
> large conferences “measure” wireless service quality etc? We are already
> doing end user surveys etc. We have “soft date”, we really need data points.
> >
> > —Jim

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