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WiFiPerf / iPerf for WiFi Access Point Stress Testing

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2018 1:50:42 PM / by Blog Team posted in iPerf3, WiFiPerf, Access Point, bandwidth, tcp, udp

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WiFiPerf Professional is a bandwidth performance measurement app for Mac OS that operates as a testing client when connected to different testing servers. The app is used to test Mac OS, iOS, Windows, and Android that run either iPerf2/iPerf3 (server mode) or WiFiPerf EndPoint.

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Best WiFi Channel to Use for 2.4 GHz

[fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2018 10:56:57 AM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Basics, WiFi Channels, 2.4 GHz

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Short Answer: Only use channel 1, 6, or 11.

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Cloud Managed WiFi and FedRAMP

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Blog Team

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The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that assesses, authorizes, and monitors cloud products and services. The program’s main goal is to ensure that cloud products and services are entirely secure, while reducing the time and money that any individual agency would spend self-assessing a provider’s security.

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Campus WiFi Upgrade Process

[fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2018 2:13:31 PM / by Blog Team posted in Wireless Network, WiFi Project, Campus Wifi

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Upgrading the WiFi in a large space is a big project. Upgrading the WiFi on a university’s campus is a huge project. With numerous academic and residential buildings, stadiums, and even outdoor areas, it is imperative to plan the project accordingly so as to not disrupt business, learning, and living conditions. A complete WiFi upgrade is not a simple task. It takes planning and patience. There are three main phases of a campus WiFi upgrade: design, installation, and testing.

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Smart Warehousing Operations

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2018 10:49:12 AM / by Blog Team posted in IoT, Wireless Technologies

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Warehouses have started to incorporate sensors into their infrastructure in order to help control and manage HVAC and lighting systems. Applying smart warehouse energy management to these systems allows for facilities to optimize energy consumption. The lighting in a typical warehouse can account for up to 70% of the facility’s energy use. Meanwhile, smart lighting automatically dims or brightens an area based on activity. HVAC systems have also benefited from these sensors since they can monitor and regulate temperature and ventilation, ensuring product integrity.

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How to Budget for a WiFi Project

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi as a Service, WiFi Project

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Most organizations have a budget process that must be followed to allocate funds. In some cases, these project funds are allocated on a yearly cycle. Therefore, when planning a WiFi project, it is important to understand all aspects and stages of the project in order to determine an appropriate budget. While every project will ultimately have different requirements, all WiFi projects have the same four cost elements - labor, materials, other direct costs (ODC), and travel, which can be broken down as follows:

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Leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) for Warehousing and Logistics

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Blog Team posted in IoT, Wireless Technologies

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The Internet of Things has become so increasingly common that it has started to influence the way in which we live, work, and communicate with the people and things around us. By adding smart technologies to devices, machines, and buildings, we have managed to connect physical objects to wireless networks in order to control and monitor them.

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Introducing Internet of Things (IoT)

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2018 10:21:13 AM / by Blog Team posted in IoT, Wireless Technologies

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast growing system of devices, machines, and people that are transmitting data over networks in order to reduce human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

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Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Blog Team posted in Managed WiFi, WiFi Security

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An infusion pump is a medical device that pumps controlled amounts of medication, nutrients, and other vital fluids into a patient’s body through an IV. These devices are mostly found in hospitals, nursing homes, and other various medical settings. The pump is to be programmed in order to set the rate and duration of the fluid delivery based on the needs of the patient.

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Why SSID Hiding is Not Secure

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Blog Team posted in wifi consultant

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 A typical router automatically broadcasts the name of a network, or SSID. However, there is usually an option to turn this setting off and hide the SSID. SSID hiding is the process of hiding the network name from being publicly broadcast. If an SSID is hidden via the network setup page, the name typically becomes null. When the network name becomes null, the SSID will not immediately pop up when searching for networks even though the network name is still available for use.
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