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Concurrent Number of Users on a Single Access Point

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2018 9:48:19 AM / by Bradley Roar posted in bandwidth, Access Point, WiFi Design

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Most, if not all, businesses have completely converted to a wireless solution for their employees and guests. But with wireless connectivity, there are both advantages and disadvantages. One element of designing a wireless network is determining the number of concurrent users that can be connected to a single access point (AP) at any given time. This number will typically depend on the type of work that the users are conducting on the network. For example, if users are performing basic tasks like checking emails, they won’t need as much bandwidth which would allow for more users on a single AP. However, it is hard to determine which users will be on which APs and what they will be doing. Therefore, there is a specific number that is suggested in order to prevent potential network issues.

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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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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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