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Measuring Client WiFi Health

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

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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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Captive Portal Benefits

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2018 9:50:05 AM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Security, Managed WiFi

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A captive portal is a web page that a user is prompted with when connecting to a public access WiFi network. The captive portal states the terms, agreements, and acceptable usage policy for the user and then permits usage of the guest network upon the user’s acceptance of the policies. There are a handful of benefits that come with using a captive portal, including the ability to separate network traffic, limit data usage, collect valuable data, marketing and business recognition, and liability protection. With all of these benefits, there is very little reason to not have a captive portal as the gateway to your guest network.

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The Benefits of Subnetting

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2018 3:21:03 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Security, Managed WiFi

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What is subnetting, what is it used for, and why is it important?

Subnetting is the practice of dividing up a network into two or more networks. Common advantages of subnetting include enhancing routing efficiency, network management control, and improving network security. While these are just a few of the benefits that subnetting provides, they are the most noticeable after immediately implementing a subnet system.

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WiFi 6, WiFi 5, WiFi 4: New Generational WiFi Names from the WiFi Alliance

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2018 12:52:12 PM / by Blog Team posted in Wireless

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WiFi Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes WiFi technology and certifies WiFi products for conformity to certain standards of interoperability. While the WiFi Alliance owns the WiFi trademark, manufacturers may use the trademark to brand certified products that have been tested for interoperability.

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Building a Wired Backbone Installation Kit

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2018 10:29:42 AM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Project, WiFi Basics, Install

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It is important to understand that a wireless network isn’t wireless at all. There are cables, access points, and various other pieces of hardware that need to be installed when implementing a wireless network. With any installation, there are specific tools that are required to get the job done. While a WiFi project might require some specific tools depending on the building’s materials, size, and network needs, we have compiled a list of the basic tools and materials needed for a WiFi installation kit.

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Apple Devices WiFi Troubleshooting

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2018 10:07:09 AM / by Blog Team

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WiFi is the oxygen of the IT world. It's been implemented in almost every home, business, restaurant, and even on planes. It is a revolutionary technology that connects people and businesses. Nevertheless, it is prone to technical issues like dropping the connection, slow connection, or the SSID not appearing on the device. While it does get extremely frustrating when you can't connect to the Internet, these simple troubleshooting steps will help you regain access and be on your way.

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Introduction to 5 GHz WiFi Channels

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2018 2:08:37 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Channels, 5 GHz

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WiFi signal at 20 MHz has a very distinct shape. This shape leads to overlap on other WiFi channels that can be used for setting up access points (AP). Unlike 2.4 GHz channels, all 25 of the available 5 GHz channels are non-overlapping at 20 MHz wide.

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For best practices, it is highly recommended to choose different 5 GHz 20 MHz channels:

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Consumer/Home vs Enterprise Access Points

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2018 3:28:06 PM / by Blog Team posted in Wireless Technologies, Access Point

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The demand for wireless connectivity is ever increasing as wireless technology has become a staple in almost every device used in frequently trafficked buildings, from single-family homes to commercial airports. The number of devices connected to WiFi increases exponentially depending on the intended purpose of the wireless deployment.

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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 bandwidth, udp, tcp, Access Point, WiFiPerf, iPerf3

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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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