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).
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.
With such a big, open space, you would think that installing WiFi in a warehouse would be simple. Sadly, that is not the case. But if you add a sprinkle of 2.4 GHz here and a pinch of 5 GHz there, you can have a perfectly balanced setup that works for everyone.
Deciding whether or not to upgrade your wireless network can take months.
Planning and designing a new wireless network can take months.
Once you’ve decided to take action, implementing a new wireless network can take months.
It is important, and often necessary, to plan months in advance when it comes to upgrading a network’s infrastructure.
WiFi as a Service (WaaS), or managed WiFi, can be priced many different ways. Before getting into pricing models, it helps to review the cost elements of any project. All WiFi projects have four cost elements: labor, materials, other direct costs (ODC), and travel.
With it’s simple yet immense utility, BridgeChecker software allows organizations a robust and easy to deploy endpoint security solution. Whether your organization is based in one office, multiple locations, or in-house plus a remote workforce, our software gives your already overwhelmed IT staff and not so tech savvy or perhaps even forgetful/extremely busy and on the go end users a much more relaxed and serene mindset knowing their desktop, laptop, etc. is running BridgeChecker.
Active WiFi Survey
An active WiFi survey is when a surveying device is connected to the WiFi network and records signal measurements based on the performance of the connection. Active surveys are used to troubleshoot WiFi networks. This type of survey also allows for various other metrics to be measured, such as ping round-trip-time (RTT), throughput using iPerf/iPerf2/iPerf3, and Internet upload/downloads.
When I first started in networking back in the late 1990s we called outsourced management of customer owned or leased equipment a managed network service (MNS). The scope of these MNS projects could range from just remote management and monitoring of routers to full turnkey design, installation, and management of all IT assets (routers, switches, servers, firewalls, etc.).