Perform Testing of Apps on Mobile devices (Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows), IETVs, Set Top Boxes connected via Home Wi-Fi networks (multi vendor cable modem hardwares).
There are hundreds of WiFi APPs and devices causing unwanted interference and throughput issues and invalidating testing of the Apps functionalities (primarily around streaming).
What we have tried but not worked:
The team has turned the WiFi signals off of unused modems/routers. There are just too many which are still On. They have also tried to allocate WiFi channels for dedicated test devices and networks but still it did not solve the problem. Hiding SSIDs is not an option.
What the company is suggesting:
To find a friendly customer ( trialist ) and use his home for testing.
What I am suggesting as I think the company’s suggestion is just not realistic as the products quality and my teams’ test coverage cannot rely on such an option:
I am currently working on a Business Case for having a dedicated lab environment and I am quite hopeful it will get through and get the funding approved.
Has anyone build any such Test Lab and has any experience to share?