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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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Consumer/Home vs Enterprise Access Points

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

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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 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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Tips for Proper Wireless Access Point Placement

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2018 2:23:24 PM / by Blog Team posted in Access Point, WiFi Basics, ap placement

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While there are many things that can affect wireless local area network (WLAN) operation, the placement of wireless access points (AP) can be one of the most significant factors in performance. Good AP placement must provide not only adequate coverage for all clients on a network, but must also provide adequate throughput, good connectivity, and minimal interference.

With the increase in low power devices, such as tablets and cell phones, and the increasing need for roaming service over nomadic use, efficient placement is critical to an operating wireless network. Poor placement of access points can result in numerous issues including low data rates, signal bleeding, bad roaming coverage, and even overspending on additional APs.

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How to Physically Locate a Rogue Access Point

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2017 9:53:05 AM / by Zaib Kaleem posted in rogue Access Point, Access Point, Network interference, wifi health check

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Rogue Access Points (APs) can be set up innocently or with malicious intent.  They can cause interference with your WiFi network, present vulnerabilities to security, and have devices on your network connect to it instead.  Whether it's a part of WiFi Health Checks or security analysis and monitoring, it's always a good idea to know how to physically locate these rogue Access Points.  

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