Sonfest WiFi Study Assignment

Fall 2013

The goal of this is to gather and analize data on the WiFi . This is an optional assignment to replace one other assignment.


Go to the Grove at several time before and during Sonfest. Using either your laptop, or your smartphone, take readings at various locations, and record the data in the attached spreadsheet. The spreadsheet looks like the one below. Below the spreadsheet is a map of the event, with numbers to use as test points. You do not need to stand EXACTLY at the test point, just in that general region.

Take at least three readings at each point, at three different times (at least 30 minutes apart)

Review the results, and write a one page essay about the experience and the results. What did you learn about Wifi? About it';s operation in this context?

Download the test sheet: SonfestTest2013.xlsx

Test Point Time Speed Test
Ping Time
Speed Test
Down (Mbs)
Speed Test
Up (Mbs)
1 03:12:00 PM 23ms 1.34 2.64 56db
4 04:56:00 PM 77ms 2.51 0.564 77db

Download the map: Sonfest Map

  • Sonfest WiFi Test Points:


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Xlsxxlsx SonfestTest2013.xlsx manage 4.8 K 2013-10-05 - 02:05 JimSkon SonFestTestSheet2013
Topic revision: r1 - 2013-10-05 - JimSkon
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