Understanding How to Test 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO with Spirent TestCenter WLAN
The IEEE ratified 802.11ac Wave 2 as a wireless local area network (WLAN) standard in November 2013. As the industry has begun to adopt the Wave 2 products for either carrier and enterprise deployment or consumer home applications, understanding 802.11ac Wave 2 becomes increasingly critical for equipment manufacturers and service providers. Therefore, testing and validating the Wave 2 features has become an urgent topic that challenges relevant testing engineers for performing testing in ether a lab or a field environment.
In this white paper, we will discuss how to test the Wave 2 features in general and subsequently explain how to use the Spirent TestCenter WLAN solutions in a lab setup to test access points (APs) on the new Wave 2 offerings with a focus on a feature called multiuser multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO).