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How Multi-User Technology Differs Between 802.11ac and 802.11ax

802.11ax, also referred to as WiFi 6, is the new wireless standard of 2019. It comes with a new set of complex technological features and improved performance capabilities. If you start researching the nuts and bolts of this new standard, you’ll probably see OFDMA pop up a lot. What is that and why should you …

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On the Offensive: Guarding Against Port Scan Attacks

“Automated attacks that rely on IP and port scanning are the new normal,” according to Bitdefender.  It makes sense.  The world is inundated with new technology and gadgets.  From the latest mobile devices, to the greatest IoT devices, innovation is everywhere.  The downside is a proliferation of vulnerable targets and IT departments pulled in multiple …

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A Look at How Wyebot Delivers Best in Class WiFi Analytics

The Wireless Intelligence Platform™ (WIP) was designed to bring clarity and simplification to the world of wireless analytics. WIP’s Artificial Intelligence-based engine, next generation predictive analytics, advanced algorithms, and user-friendly dashboard improve WiFi reliability, performance and visibility.  Specifically, clients using WIP: Save 90% in mean time to resolution, Decrease WiFi problem tickets by 50% and, Reduce …

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The Network Testing You Need in 2019

At Wyebot, we believe in convenience and we believe in excellence.  We believe it should be possible to determine network health from any location, at any time.  In fact, we take this a step further, and also believe it should be possible to run network tests in different modes and on different interfaces. Our Synthetic …

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Looking Outside an AP’s Domain for Network Issues

Access Points (APs) were widely adopted into network infrastructure in the late 1990s, soon after the first commercial WiFi products appeared. They are used in homes and businesses, and, while early APs only supported about 20 devices, modern access points can support up to 255 clients. This increase of over 1000% was necessary, as wireless …

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Keeping Students on Track with Secure Networks: An Education Use Case

A teacher’s day starts early with him or her reviewing lesson plans, checking e-mail, and pulling up an educational video or resource on the Internet.  Whether using a personal laptop or a school-issued device, the morning won’t be the only time the teacher needs to pop on the network.  Partway through the morning, they are …

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Wireless Deployment Best Practices

Planning a wireless deployment starts long before deployment commencement.  IT professionals need to define the project by listing deployment goals, and analyzing feasibility and risks; identify and notify personnel involved in the deployment; identify and notify personnel affected by the deployment; and, create a detailed maintenance window schedule.  An improperly planned WLAN deployment will create …

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Nursing BYOD Policies & Compliance

A nurse’s shift begins with the nurse checking his or her patient records, preparing for hours of on-the-go work. Over the next eight to twelve hours, lab results are reviewed, e-mails and messages to other healthcare professionals sent, and patient records and education materials referenced and reviewed – all while the nurse is on the …

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WiFi Analytics in Small to Mid-Sized Healthcare Practices

Technology’s role in healthcare is growing. Many offices and clinics are converting paper files into electronic health records (EHR). There’s an increasing adoption of web-based check-in tools and virtual waiting room technology. IoT devices are expanding into the industry, with a report by Allied Market Research predicting the IoT healthcare market will reach $136.8 billion …

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Sticky Clients

If you’ve been working in the IT world for awhile, you’ve likely encountered so-called “sticky client syndrome.”  A sticky client remains connected to an AP even as the device roams farther and farther away from the AP. Users can get frustrated because their device shows a low signal, even as they may be standing directly …

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WiFi Analytics: How to Listen to the Data

WiFi analytics is exploding in use as everyone realizes just how crucial data analysis is for understanding and enhancing network capabilities. This technology provides valuable insight into network usage and performance, simplifying WiFi upkeep and network optimization. The features and technology available differ from company to company, with solutions using a combination of hardware, software …

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