Lab3: WiFi Setup for Sonfest


To assist in the setup and testing of the WiFi network for Sonfest in the grove.


  1. Listen and take notes as the deployment is explained, and tasks are assigned
  2. Start up "Ubuntu Software Center" and add "Wifi Radar".
  3. Mark The following Locations on your map:
    • Concessions
    • 2nd Stage
    • Main Stage
    • Compassion
    • Merch Tent
    • Bounce Houses
    • MVNU Adminssions
    • 10x10 Tents Area
    • Four distinct areas of the litoning areas
  4. Start Wifi Radar and find all the Sonfest access points, and their MAC addresses.
  5. Create a spreadsheet for test data in Ubuntu
    • Make a column for each Access Point, Names as Public:xx:xx:xx or Private:xx:xx:xx where xx:xx:xx is the last three numbers of the MAC address.
    • Make a row for each location from #3 above
  6. Walk around the Grove, and record the number of bars (0-4) for the signal for each Access point at each location.
  7. Test Network
    • Two options:
      1. Run Download tests in a varity of locations, but individually, and in conjuction with other people.
        • Try to determine the best and worst areas
        • Try to determine if the link itself, or the back haul, that is the limiting factor for performance. How can you tell?
        • Use downloading the file below, or by running speed test speedtest .
      2. Run zenmap to scan the number users uring the concert.
        • Install zenmap ffrom the Ubuntu Software Center
        • Run zenmap by starting a terminal, and entering "sudo zenmap", with your password
        • Run the ping scan option on the following address range "". Record the number of clients found. On both Sonfest and Sonfest Vender (password is "Sonfest2012").
        • Run the test every 15 minutes for at least 2 hours.
        • Report any interesting observations.
  8. Write a lab report:
    • Explain what you learned
    • What problems did you have
    • What explains the differences in step 8?

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Txttxt 15Meg.txt manage 14440.8 K 2012-09-25 - 16:51 JimSkon 15 Meg File for download
Docxdocx SonfestGrove.docx manage 1301.1 K 2012-09-25 - 15:32 JimSkon Sonfest Map 1
Pdfpdf Sonfestlayout.pdf manage 247.1 K 2012-09-25 - 15:33 JimSkon Sonfest Layout
Topic revision: r4 - 2012-09-28 - JimSkon
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