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8 Easy Steps to Follow for Home WiFi Success

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2020 3:45:28 PM / by Devon Ley

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A list of the 8 steps to follow for home WiFi success are below with more details for each step after the list.

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What is the best WiFi channel to use for 5 GHz

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2020 12:02:47 PM / by Zachary Wagner posted in 5 GHz

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Answer: It depends on your wireless environment and device capabilities.

Unlike the 2.4 GHz band 5 GHz has no overlapping channels if a 20 MHz wide channel plan is used. The design issue that needs to be managed is if clients support the configured channels and if the the channels congested due to neighboring devices.

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How To Fix WiFi Problems In 2 Easy Steps

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2020 11:10:53 PM / by Blog Team

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When WiFi works it is awesome but when it doesn't it can be very frustrating. In almost all cases a few quick steps can solve most issues.

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Power Over Ethernet (POE) and WiFi Access Points

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2019 2:02:27 PM / by Blog Team posted in Wireless Network, WiFi Design, cabling

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Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a term used to describe a set of standards that allows DC electrical power and data to be transmitted simultaneously along the same cable. This standard was first standardized in 2003 with IEEE802.3af and has been updated 2 more times since with the most recent, IEEE802.3bt, being ratified in September 2018. For the purposes of this post, the focus will discuss PoE as it relates to Access Points (AP).

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Demystifying 802.11ax / WiFi 6

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2019 11:43:29 AM / by Blog Team posted in Access Point, WiFi Basics, Wireless Technologies, WiFi 6

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The newest WiFi technology - 802.11ax or WiFi 6 - is all about creating a better, more efficient process for the ever denser WiFi environment. WiFi 6 concentrates on allowing more devices to speak at the same time, making APs better at discerning who said what. The APs take on an even more granular command role by setting up wake up times, controlling uplink and downlink connections, and orchestrating WiFi antenna power levels in devices.

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WiFi Upgrade: Communications Toolkit

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2019 4:16:09 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Project, Campus Wifi

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A Communications Toolkit offers a wide variety of documents that can be used to communicate the different phases of a WiFi upgrade project. Ranging from email templates to flyers, a toolkit can be sent to all end users and displayed in public areas in order to communicate project progress, technical support information, and various other announcements.

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Retail WiFi: Common Challenges and Best Practices

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2019 10:58:33 AM / by Blog Team

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WiFi has taken over our homes, our schools, and our workplaces. It seems only fitting that it would also play a major role in other places where we spend our time. Retail environments have become quite dependent on WiFi for both consumers and workers.

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Generic Speed Testing

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 4, 2019 11:48:13 AM / by Blog Team posted in bandwidth, network speed, WiFi Basics

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Whether building a new network or upgrading one, generic speed testing is a must. It is important to have testing controls to create baselines so that true and expected speeds can be properly evaluated.  Use proper software for this testing, such as iPerf or WiFiPerf / WiFiPerf Professional as well as something like fast.com to tests internet speeds from different servers around the world.

Let's start with some definitions. 

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WiFi Antenna Types

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2018 11:15:04 AM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Basics, WiFi Design, Signal

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Several varying types of antennas exist for WiFi, each with a specific purpose for how and when they should be used. Different types of antennas can be found anywhere from small office settings to outdoor camping grounds. While there are many types of antennas, all of them have the same purpose: producing radio waves to send information through the air. The three main antenna types are omnidirectional, semi-directional, and highly directional.

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Measuring Client WiFi Health

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 3, 2018 4:05:27 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Health, WiFi Basics

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Clients that use WiFi can experience a number of issues that can affect the speed and performance of a wireless network. Below, we have listed out a variety of simple tests that give users a basic look at client health. While additional tests may be needed to fully troubleshoot an issue, the following tests are a great starting point.

 

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