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Topic: Wireless Network Design

6 Tips for Preparing Your Wireless Network for the Internet of Things
Security

6 Tips for Preparing Your Wireless Network for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things- The slew of new WiFi enabled devices and technology that are reshaping the way that we live and interact, bring with them not just convenience, efficiency, and let's be honest, some major cool-factor, but also some potential problems for your wireless network. Slow WiFi speeds, storage problems, potential security threats, these are all concerns that are probably top of mind for your companies IT team. But don't worry! The right wireless network design can make sure you are ready for everything the IoT boom has to throw at you. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for the future:

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Problems with Airport Guest WiFi and How to Solve with the Right Wireless Network Design
Security

Problems with Airport Guest WiFi and How to Solve with the Right Wireless Network Design

Airport WiFi: the bane of the business traveler or jet-setting social media star. If you’re tasked with managing an airport WiFi network, or are responsible for the implementation and design, then you know how daunting it can be to manage and monitor a network on this scale. Reliable, secure airport WiFi is crucial for your users, so before you upgrade your wireless network or start a new design, consider these 4 common airport WiFi problems:

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Wireless Network Design for Event Venues and the Meeting's Industry

Wireless Network Design for Event Venues and the Meeting's Industry

The Meeting’s Industry, like most industries, has changed dramatically over the last decade, as new technology has reshaped the way we communicate and share our ideas and experiences. Events like Ted Talk, Atmosphere and Comic Con, rely on fast, reliable and secure WiFi to not only meet the demands of attendees who are busy hash-tagging and live tweeting the event, but to support the presenters, event coordinators, vendors, venue hosts, and IT team who all work tirelessly to bring the event together.

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WiFi and Wellness: 3 ways WiFi Service has Changed the Healthcare Industry and How to Prepare

WiFi and Wellness: 3 ways WiFi Service has Changed the Healthcare Industry and How to Prepare

  Hover boards, drones, smart watches, holograms... as we approach the 2020's life around us is looking more and more like the set of an 80s future-based sci-fi flick starring Michael J Fox. The infiltration of IoT devices has been swift and cunning thanks to a desensitization to technological advancements. We're not surprised anymore, we're expectant. The demand to stay ahead of the tech boom has been felt in nearly every industry, none arguably more so than in the healthcare field, where the need for reliable and secure wifi performance is paramount. It is estimated that 80% of health care centers have now adopted wireless internet to support the growing demand for WiFi devices, cloud-based storage apps and software and WiFi enabled communications. 

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Upgrading Your Campus WiFi Network: A Crash Course on How to Get Started

Upgrading Your Campus WiFi Network: A Crash Course on How to Get Started

Retention and recruitment are more than just alliterative buzzwords for college and university leaders. Combined, they are the lifeblood of a school’s long-term success and survival. And many higher-ed leaders are realizing that technology (WiFi included) is not only becoming a mission-critical service but also the special sauce that makes their campus experience stand out from other schools, delighting students and bolstering retention and recruitment efforts.

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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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How to Deploy a WiFi Network that People Actually Enjoy Using

How to Deploy a WiFi Network that People Actually Enjoy Using

When WiFi operates at a snail’s pace or keeps dropping, users can go from Bruce Banner to the Hulk very quickly. WiFi is now demanded, expected, and required for doing just about everything, across every industry. So, how do you deploy and support a fast, secure WiFi network that won’t make your end users turn green and smash things?

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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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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 Design an Enterprise-Grade WiFi Network
Mobility

How To Design an Enterprise-Grade WiFi Network

When does a problem become too big or too complex that you finally ask for help? Changing a light bulb is easy but who do you call when the light switch stops working? An electrician right? Sometimes there are things we can handle on our own and sometimes there are problems that are best left to the experts. 

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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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