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Too Many APs Can Be a Bad Thing

Access points (APs) are devices that provide WiFi coverage to a certain area.  They create a wireless local area network (WLAN) that mobile devices (laptops, smartphones, IoT devices, etc.) search for and connect to in order to have WiFi access.  Since APs provide wireless coverage, it can be tempting to think that the best way …

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Problem of the Week: How to Keep Your Network Optimized in a Multi-Tenant Building

WiFi access is shared over airwaves, meaning in a multi-tenant building the biggest challenge to your network might be airspace interference from another company’s network.  Interference comes in two forms: WiFi, for example, multiple APs operating on the same channel or frequency band; or non-WiFi interference, such as radio waves from microwaves.  The worst thing …

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Active Monitoring Can Save Companies Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

On September 6, RCR Wireless shared an article, Test and Measurement: IT network ‘brown-outs’ are costly and common, Netrounds finds.  The article defines brown-outs as unexpected and unintentional drops in network quality.  Surveyed companies reported that damage costs from these drops – covering direct costs of restoration, lost productivity and revenue, and customer “badwill” costs …

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Problem of the Week: How Scheduled Tests Support Quick Problem Resolution

Network tests are an important tool for measuring a network’s performance and availability.  All networks are dynamic and complex, so testing should be run on a continuous periodic basis for active monitoring.  Customers using Wyebot’s Wireless Intelligence Platform™ (WIP) can use WIP’s Synthetic Network Test Suite to automatically run tests on a periodic schedule – …

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Why WiFi Assurance Is Only Possible with a Multi-Radio Solution

WiFi Assurance means more than delivering an optimized wireless network.  It means providing predictable, reliable, high-performance wireless communications with no surprises, no suddenly dropped connections, no mysteriously delayed responses.  WiFi Assurance solutions consistently deliver unprecedented visibility into the dynamic nature of wireless networks, helping make networks, and the businesses they support, faster and stronger.  To …

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What Technologies Will Disrupt Business in the Next Few Years?

You may have heard that we have entered the fourth industrial revolution.  What does that mean exactly? The first industrial revolution started in textile factories hundreds of years ago; the second affected everything from steel to motor cars; and the third brought us computers.  Today, the fourth industrial revolution includes artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, …

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Preparing Healthcare for WiFi Changes

With the mHealth market size projected to reach $102.43 billion by 2022, and 70% of healthcare organizations using IoT technology, it’s easy to see that WiFi is as prevalent and important in the healthcare industry as in any other.  However, this industry has unique wireless needs, and faces distinctive challenges in ensuring optimum network health. …

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The Schools of Tomorrow

School networks are being forced to change and adapt faster than ever.  They must accept not only today’s future technology, but also prepare for the future’s future technology.  But since we don’t know exactly what the future holds, how are schools supposed to prepare? What is IT supposed to take into account when designing next …

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Accomplishing More with More Sensors

Many K-12 schools today consist of multiple buildings spread across a campus: different classroom buildings, sports facilities, auditoriums, etc.  When it comes to the wireless network, each separate building will have its own subnet and scope of IP addresses, and a unique set of connected devices.  In addition, the backend network infrastructure, which could include …

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WiFi Assurance: Why Your Business Demands It

WiFi Assurance is the guarantee of a wireless network that is predictably high performing, and highly reliable.  In the past, that might have been a nice-to-have, but now it’s a mission-critical necessity.  What’s driving this need?  It comes down to two, recent market trends: mobile connectivity and cloud computing. Mobile Connectivity WiFi usage has grown …

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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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