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How Many Users Can a 802.11ac Access Point Handle?

  
  
  
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Being squarely focused on wireless mobility over the last 8 years, we are fortunate to receive questions like, “How many users can access an 802.11ac access point?” Now, depending on who is posing this question (hard to read a person’s body language over the phone) and in which format the question is posed (hard to read “tone” in the written word of an email), a close friend might receive the following response: “Over what period of time? A day? A week?”

3 Simple Reasons to Move Your School WLAN from 802.11n to 802.11ac

  
  
  
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The start of 2014 brought with it a new standard in wireless connectivity. 802.11ac is a set of physical layer enhancements for higher throughput in the 5-GHz band that is projected to completely replace the 802.11n technology by 2018. The access points with the newest technology bring with them additional antennas, wider channels, more spatial streams, and a number of features that improves throughput and reliability.

5 Revealing Benefits About 802.11ac and Your School's Wireless Network

  
  
  
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The IEEE recently ratified 802.11ac as the new standard in wireless technology. So, get out your checkbooks, it’s time for a school wireless network refresh! Or...maybe not.

Improve Your Enterprise Wireless Networks with 802.11ac

  
  
  
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Tablet sale estimates are now exceeding earlier IDC predictions and now being forecast at a 38.6% hike in 2014 (270.7 million tablets sold globally.)   This news comes alongside the statistics showing a global decline in sales of laptops and desktops with already a 6% drop in sales from last year.  

Technology in the Classroom with 802.11ac

  
  
  
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Notable research finds that video usage in educational classrooms has become a powerful curricula support. 

8 Things You Didn’t Know About 802.11ac

  
  
  
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Many of the folks we speak to on a daily basis still feel like preparing an enterprise business for wireless access is similar in nature to home networking. Unfortunately, that line of thinking is a bit misguided, as the technology changes about as frequently as the sheets on their bed. One of the most recent changes is users ability to now be provided 802.11ac connectivity, offering up to gigabit speeds over wireless.

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How to Properly Evaluate 802.11 Wireless Network Solutions

  
  
  
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I don’t come from a long line of distinguished scientists or researchers like the Frankenstein’s (pronounced Fronk N Steen). My lineage is made up of mostly civil servants, teachers and some mechanical engineers. However, I know how to distinguish between abnormal (pronounced Abbey Normal) and normal when conducting a product evaluation. I also know that my evaluation is only as good as the criteria I have set forth to measure it with and the process by which I will conduct the evaluation.

Can you mix 802.11ac Access Points with 802.11n Wireless?

  
  
  
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In previous iterations of Wi-Fi standards mixing technologies (802.11a/b/g/n) was like mixing oil and water. It was a no-go, it had the potential for a disaster and made migrations from one technology to the next complicated. In order to achieve a green field replacement of your current WLAN technology you had to remove all the current access points and then put up the new ones. This created many headaches for network admins and the staff they were trying to support. However, today we have the next generation 802.11ac WLAN products being introduced into the marketplace and some early deployments going on. Unlike previous experiences with legacy technologies these migrations and deployments are going smoothly because 802.11ac can be mixed with 802.11n without negative impacts.

Wireless Network Design for 802.11ac

  
  
  
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By 2016, premium smartphones will account for one in three phones sold globally, and approximately 40% of revenue

11 Myths About 802.11ac on Hospital Wireless Networks

  
  
  
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Healthcare facilities that might have been considering a wireless network refresh now have another reason to move forward with those plans. Earlier this week at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, the IEEE announced approval of IEEE 802.11acTM-2013 as the new industry standard for wireless connectivity.

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