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Helping businesses provide secure WiFi by sharing insights into WiFi design, network security, installation, and troubleshooting. You've got questions, we have answers.

Topic: Mobility

How to NOT Provide WiFi for Your Business: 5 Sure-Fire Steps
Mobility

How to NOT Provide WiFi for Your Business: 5 Sure-Fire Steps

Let’s pretend it’s Opposite Day, and you’re looking to deploy a slow, spotty, unreliable wireless network for your business or organization. You’re in luck! There are several common mistakes made by IT management and key decision makers, across all industries, when trying to implement secure WiFi. We’ve narrowed it down to the five worst. (You’re welcome.)

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11 Reasons Why Home Networking Equipment Is Not a Good Fit for Enterprise WiFi Networks
Mobility

11 Reasons Why Home Networking Equipment Is Not a Good Fit for Enterprise WiFi Networks

In the past, we have occasionally run into instances where businesses have attempted to use SOHO (Single Office, Home Office) or home networking equipment to build their office or business WiFi network. We would get a panicked call from a business owner or their IT staff asking for assistance in resolving some disaster created when it failed during a meeting, presentation or event that unfortunately cost them a ton of money $$$ and/or credibility.

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How Does a Managed WiFi Subscription Work? Part 2: Deployment and Support
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How Does a Managed WiFi Subscription Work? Part 2: Deployment and Support

In Part 1, we covered the first two steps in our proprietary services process that's included with a managed WiFi subscription: analysis and design. To recap: We start by gathering all the relevant data on your wireless environment and goals. There are so many variables that can affect your wireless network design, roughly falling under these five categories: industry, coverage, devices, users, and applications. We’ll combine the information we gather from you with the data we’ve collected over the years to come up with a custom WiFi design for your environment. After the initial analysis and design legwork is done, we’re ready to deploy your wireless network!

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Deploying an Enterprise-Grade WiFi Network: Are You Making These 3 Mistakes?
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Deploying an Enterprise-Grade WiFi Network: Are You Making These 3 Mistakes?

When you were a kid, didn’t you hate it when adults said things like, “Sometimes you have to learn the hard way”—and they were right? Riding on the handlebars of a friend’s bike down a very steep hill while your friend pedaled furiously might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but one busted lip and lots of bruises later, you had (hopefully) learned a valuable lesson about bike safety. As a managed WiFi service provider, our goal at SecurEdge is to help businesses set up high-performing wireless networks the easy way. But sadly, many customers don’t seek help from us until they’ve already endured some painful lessons. 

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[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: How to Make Your WiFi Network RUN FASTER!
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[VIDEO] WiFi Minute: How to Make Your WiFi Network RUN FASTER!

Tired of trying to answer your end-users complaints about why the WiFi is so slow and unreliable? It's a common issue for many businesses. You're asked to wear many hats and the last thing you want to deal with are the complexities that come with wireless. Unfortunately, WiFi is a mission-critical utility that you can't shrug off as a "nice-to-have". There are many reasons why your Wi-Fi network isn't performing properly, and in today's WiFi minute, I'll highlight two solutions that will drastically improve your WiFi performance.

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The Lay of the Land: Why Is a Wireless Site Survey So Important?
Mobility

The Lay of the Land: Why Is a Wireless Site Survey So Important?

With their snazzy bright yellow vests and tripod-mounted instruments, we’ve all seen land surveyors quietly working their scientific magic before a major construction or development project begins. They’ve been around since the Egyptians built the pyramids thousands of years ago—and those things have held up pretty well. Just like a land survey plays a critical role in planning and developing building projects, a wireless site survey is a necessary first step when designing and deploying secure WiFi. Here's why.

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How to Unleash the Power of BYOD in Education
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How to Unleash the Power of BYOD in Education

BYOD programs offer some amazing opportunities and educational benefits for those schools that choose to support it. For example, bring your own device programs promote improved personalized learning while also lowering costs from not having to provide every student with a mobile device.

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WiFi Minute: What To Look For When Choosing A Network Management System? [Video]
Mobility

WiFi Minute: What To Look For When Choosing A Network Management System? [Video]

There are two major trends in wireless that exist today. First, mobile devices are the primary way we access WiFi, and two, everything in wireless is constantly changing, from devices and applications to usage and even the RF environment. Based on these two trends it's more important than ever that we measure the performance of our wireless systems to better manage the user experience. In this week's episode, we take a closer look at network management systems and examine 3 critical features you need to look for when choosing an NMS solution.

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