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Topic: Wireless Access Points

7 Things to Know About 802.11ac and Your School Wireless Network
Mobility

7 Things to Know About 802.11ac and Your School Wireless Network

One of the most frustrating things about today’s wireless and digital world we live in is having a slow wireless connection. With new technology out pacing our current infrastructure it has caused many schools to face wireless traffic jams, making it almost impossible to support the goals of the school or the needs of the students. Fortunately, there’s a solution, and that’s 802.11ac.

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Which Wireless Access Point Do I Need, 2x2 or 3x3 MIMO?
Mobility

Which Wireless Access Point Do I Need, 2x2 or 3x3 MIMO?

Here in the Charlotte, NC area we have been fighting to get some of our roads widened to relieve the congestion we fight each day to and from our places of business. As a means of resolution to this challenge the state has decided to move forward with instituting toll roads. I am less than hopeful that this solution will alleviate the congestion because it isn’t quite what I or my other fellow commuters had envisioned as optimal.

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How Many Users Can a 802.11ac Access Point Handle?
Mobility

How Many Users Can a 802.11ac Access Point Handle?

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?”

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

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

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.

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What Affects 802.11ac Capacity?
Mobility

What Affects 802.11ac Capacity?

In a previous blog I discussed what the capacity of an 802.11n access point was. In another earlier blog I also discussed how many users could connect to an 802.11n access point. With 802.11ac technology we have the opportunity for even greater capacity but the variables and factors deciding this capacity are still in play.

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