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While your Wi-Fi network vendor may try to convince you otherwise, at this time, investing in multi-Gbps Ethernet access point connections is a terrible waste of money. Please don’t believe that it’s required to operate high performance enterprise Wi-Fi. The reality is far from this, here’s why: It Requires Impractical Channel Widths Maximum advertised theoretical Wi-Fi […]

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In part 1 of our blog on RF automation, we began to compare Cisco and Aruba’s RF automation features using 7signal’s system of Sapphire Eyes and Mobile Eyes for Wi-Fi performance Management. We looked at power levels and channel balance. Today, we are going to continue our comparison by taking a closer look at channel stability, […]

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Wi-Fi RF automation is a hot topic. Not because it’s new (it’s not) but because there are strong believers and non-believers. The discussion lacks facts and measurement data, which we will cover in this 2-part blog. 7signal worked in cooperation with Avans University of Applied Science to characterize 802.11ac Wi-Fi performance and behavior in their environment. […]

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Get Help with Wi-Fi Roaming Issues

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Wi-Fi roaming issues are frustrating and often relate to a few key things, such as poor network design, where there is excessive cell overlap due to high access point power levels. As a result, client devices “stick” to the distant cell. Another culprit of Wi-Fi roaming issues is RF bleeding between floors, where clients connect to an access […]

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Controlling Beacons Boosts Wi-Fi Performance!

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No matter what kind of Wi-Fi access point you have, it sends beacons. Beacons consume airtime and erode the capacity of your network. Configuring your beacons properly has a significant impact on how your network performs.

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WLAN Access Point Automation Issues: What You Can Do

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  Using Wi-Fi RF automation brings with it a few challenges for those concerned with Wi-Fi performance management. Automation may not always perform as well as expected, especially in dense areas. The automation algorithms developed by WLAN access point vendors might misallocate both channels and power levels, leading to an unstable system and a variety […]

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WLAN Access Points Only Hear Half the Story

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  In a previous article, we discussed the importance of passive testing to understand how end-users are experiencing the Wi-Fi network. Some of you may be thinking that access points can do the same thing. In fact, they do collect some of the same information that 7signal’s Sapphire Eye does. However, there are several advantages […]

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