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Using our Wi-Fi performance management system, one of our customers recently discovered how their indoor cell phone signal booster was completely trashing their 5GHz spectrum, rendering one poor neighboring access point completely worthless. Cellular indoor coverage is a common problem.  To address the issue, a cellular operator has a few different options. First, they could […]

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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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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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10 Huge Wi-Fi Antenna Mistakes

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  Antennas are undervalued and poorly understood elements in WLAN networks. Even Apple is prone to making huge mistakes if you remember the famous “Antennagate” scandal that came about as a result of poor antenna placement and design on their new iPhone.   And as Steve Jobs pointed out, antenna problems are not unique to iPhone […]

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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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