We are investigating the deployment of a wireless LAN infrastructure
(IEEE 802.11) for our building and were hoping to tap into past
experiences from wireless LAN deployments at the IETF meetings. Are
there any documents online that present "guidelines" for deployment
of wireless LANs at the IETF meetings? Alternatively, can anyone
recommend other documents which might help get us started - especially
along the lines of strategic deployment of IEEE 802.11 access points?
I'm not aware of any such documents. The problem with the IETF is that
every venue is different with it's own properties. For example we were
told that the Adelaide Convention Centre was relatively radio
transparent but when we got there and the inter Hall walls were put in
place we found that they weren't. This meant that the original plan
was out the window and it was back to mapping the venue as the AP's
were installed (together with installing more APs, including one in
each of the large halls which wasn't in the original plan).
I think you really need to borrow some kit and find out what your
environment is like.