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The WiFi Minute: What are the Benefits & Challenges of Optimizing Your Wireless Network for Mobile Devices [Video]

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The WiFi Minute: What are the Benefits & Challenges of Optimizing Your Wireless Network for Mobile Devices [Video]

By: Danny Mareco December 20, 2016   0 Category: Performance

How do you build a reliable, high-performing large-scale wireless network? Well, it's definitely not one thing, it's many many critical factors that all work together. One of those critical factors is optimizing your network for mobile devices. In this week's Wi-Fi minute, we discuss some of the benefits as well as the challenges of optimizing your wireless network for mobile devices.

Video Transcription

Hey, what's up everybody? My name is Danny. Welcome to a special holiday episode of "The Wi-Fi Minute." Today's topic, what are the benefits and challenges of optimizing your wireless network for mobile devices? Okay, let's put 60 seconds up on that clock, and let's go.

The Challenges

First, there are a lot of different types and brands of mobile devices that you have to plan for. They impact your wireless network differently, and they all have distinct requirements to function properly. Second is the process of going from an outdated WLAN design where you had APs in your hallways, to today's requirement of placing your APs inside the classrooms. And finally, simply getting your new wireless network designed and deployed correctly the first time around. If you don't, you're looking at a lot of extra costs and frustrated users. It's both an art and a science to be successful.

The Benefits

Okay, now for the benefits. One, the five GHz spectrum is much cleaner, which improves Wi-Fi performance. Two, planning for specific devices and their unique specs provides proper capacity for your wireless network. Three, planning for the different types of applications being run by those devices will also help increase performance. Four, with better optimization comes better roaming as your devices move throughout your environment, going from AP to AP. And five, a network optimized for mobile devices is an environment with optimized air, or less interference, meaning you're ready to deliver a great wireless experience.

Oh, that’s good stuff.


Optimizing your wireless network for mobile devices has really become a requirement across every industry today. Down in the description below I've included a link to a great kit that will give you everything you need to know before you deploy a high capacity wireless network. If you have any questions or comments you can also leave those down below. You guys have been great. I, of course, have been Danny. Happy holidays, everybody. Stay safe, and we'll see you next time.

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