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Topic: Wireless Network Deployment

5 Smart Ways You Can Use Event Wi-Fi to Capitalize on the Fan Experience
Strategy

5 Smart Ways You Can Use Event Wi-Fi to Capitalize on the Fan Experience

As I was watching college football over the weekend I thought to myself how does the fan experience get any better than this? With an HD 60 inch flat screen television, a decent audio system, my remote and my couch I knew I was on to something, I mean who would want to actually go to the game right... The truth isn't as simple as I'm making it out to be with millions of fans packing stadiums across the country every day but its still a reality that the improving in-home fan experience combined with increasing ticket prices are starting to have an affect on the number of people attending sporting events. Today’s fans want to see and experience more than just the game they love; they demand ‘always on’ connectivity, accessibility, and convenience that only new innovations in stadium Wi-Fi technology can provide. Let's face it the real battle your facing is not against other teams or sports but the comforts and luxuries of being at home.

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3 Essential Elements for Designing a Successful Wireless Network
Strategy

3 Essential Elements for Designing a Successful Wireless Network

"I know my wireless network isn't cutting it anymore but I'm not sure how to update my design." This is a thought that many IT managers are probably pretty familiar with. Good Wireless network design is reliable, efficient, secure, high-performing and scalable; all elements you hope are (and in reality need to be) present on your wireless network. However, designing a wireless network is difficult. Even if you have some experience or are familiar with some of the basic design principals, there are so many aspects when trying to create an efficient and effective wifi network design, it can be tough to know where and how to start.  With these challenges in mind, here are 3 tactics that we find essential when designing a successful wireless network.

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3 Tests You Should Be Running On Your Wi-Fi Network For Max Performance
Strategy

3 Tests You Should Be Running On Your Wi-Fi Network For Max Performance

One of the most important aspects of mobility for any CIO is testing. It goes without saying that proper planning and using the right types of testing can be a powerful step towards supporting your users wireless demands today and creating a wireless network that can grow with you for tomorrow's challenges. While planning and testing might seem like a simple and obvious task, they shouldn't be overlooked. Not only will testing and planning help you to identify potential cost savings and efficiency issues but also how to create a higher-preforming WLAN--thus giving your end users the wireless experience they expect. To help you start building a more powerful Wi-Fi network, we've created a list of 3 tests you should be running on your Wi-Fi network right now.

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5 Creative Tips to Improve Your School’s Outdoor WLAN Deployment
Mobility

5 Creative Tips to Improve Your School’s Outdoor WLAN Deployment

Over the last 5 years Wi-Fi in high-density outdoor areas has improved exponentially, offering better pricing and performance (capacity). If your school is in the process of making improvements to its campus Wi-Fi network, and an outdoor WLAN is included in that deployment, there are a few things you’ll want to consider to make sure your new network is successful.

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4 Ways You're Ruining Your School's Wireless Deployment
Mobility

4 Ways You're Ruining Your School's Wireless Deployment

Deploying Wi-Fi and other new technology in your school is an exciting prospect for both students and faculty. Having widespread and consistent access for your devices is an invaluable resource, but also expected in today's world. The problem is that messing it all up is easier to do than recovering from those mistakes.

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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Successful Outdoor Wireless Network
Mobility

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Successful Outdoor Wireless Network

Outdoor wifi networks, while not new are becoming more and more in demand. I’m not here to scare anyone away from the importance or deployment of an outdoor wireless network, but it does take some different kind of thinking to be successful. Just throwing up some access points, antennas, turning on the signal and letting people connect doesn’t cut it. I mean, don’t get me wrong at it’s most simplest form this might be true, but in reality, is the tip of a very big iceberg.

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