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Why One Access Point Per Classroom is NOT a Universal Solution [Whiteboard Video]

Why One Access Point Per Classroom is NOT a Universal Solution [Whiteboard Video]

One of the most frustrating things we see and get asked about all the time is the topic of one access point per classroom. For many K-12 schools, this is the strategy or WLAN design they were sold on, and while it may seem to make sense, in reality it's not needed and it's not correct. In this month's Whiteboard Wednesday, Michael McNamee (Senior Network Engineer) discusses the four main reasons why one access point per classroom is NOT a universal solution.

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Understanding the Wi-Fi Engineering Process: A Step-by-Step Guide
Mobility

Understanding the Wi-Fi Engineering Process: A Step-by-Step Guide

“I’m just going to throw up some access points” is a statement I bet I’ve heard a hundred times since we started deploying large scale wireless systems almost 11 years ago. Well, for the really small offices that need 1-2 access points, that solution will probably work and this article is a waste of your time to read. However, if you have for example, a 100,000+ sq. ft. warehouse, a school or campus, or a hospital of any size, putting up a wireless network, unfortunately, it's not that simple.

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Predictive Wireless Designs: What You Should Expect to Receive [Whiteboard Wednesday]
Mobility

Predictive Wireless Designs: What You Should Expect to Receive [Whiteboard Wednesday]

Supporting high-speed, reliable connectivity in today's mobile environments is difficult to say the least. The demands and expectations from your users and today's technology leave you with zero room for error and requires that you get your design right the first time. In today's Whiteboard Wednesday, Michael McNamee (Senior Network Engineer) at SecurEdge Networks, explains what predictive wireless designs are, why they are a critical first step and finally what you should expect to receive when you have one completed. Make sure you're ready to deploy a high-capacity, secure wireless network, download our detailed Wireless Network Design Kit.

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How to Design Wireless Networks for Capacity [Whiteboard Video]
Mobility

How to Design Wireless Networks for Capacity [Whiteboard Video]

The more information you have the better your wireless network design will be. While there's no one single answer that will work for everyone, setting your business or organization up for success involves gathering more data. In our first ever Whiteboard video, Michael McNamee (Senior Network Engineer) at SecurEdge Networks explains what capacity in today's world means and what you need to look for when creating a wireless network designed for capacity.

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Better WiFi from Lemons: Installing Apartment or MDU Complex WiFi: Part 1
Mobility

Better WiFi from Lemons: Installing Apartment or MDU Complex WiFi: Part 1 "The Challenge"

Sometimes in the world of Wi-Fi we are tasked with the unenviable job of designing wireless in less than ideal conditions. Now, most environments we deal with have their less than ideal components but for the most part they are surmountable. However, in some cases you have to make do with what you are given and engineer the best possible solution for that given situation. In other words “make lemonade from lemons”.

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