Wi-Fi engineers are highly trained in the most optimal ways to design, survey, deploy, and troubleshoot wireless LANs. Both individual equipment vendors and vendor-neutral organizations like CWNP provide training and certification programs, to make sure that the system integrators know how to properly deploy equipment. Alas, in the real world, constraints on the project mean that we cannot follow everything “by the book”. Sometimes these constraints are financial (e.g. nobody wants to pay for a site survey), sometimes they are organizational (i.e. aesthetics constraints require the APs not to be seen), and sometimes they are just pragmatic facility limitations. (e.g. you cannot run Ethernet cable to where you want the AP). Nonetheless, this does not mean that we should just settle for “Bad-Fi”. Rather, it is important to have a set of creative and sometimes unconventional solutions to address real-world problems encountered on day-to-day Wi-Fi projects. This talk will review many of the common constraints encountered in real-world deployments and the ways in which these constraints can be mitigated or overcome.