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Is 802.11ac the Fastest Path to Better Wi-Fi?

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  With all the hype surrounding 802.11ac you might be led to believe it’s the only way to get more bandwidth. With only one 11ac radio and one 11n radio for nearly twice the price of an 11n AP, it may well be the most expensive way to boost WLAN bandwidth, but it is certainly […]

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The Wi-Fi Experience All Boils Down To WLAN Speed

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What makes a great wireless experience? Is it a high connection rate? Perhaps it’s a low percentage of packet loss.  Maybe it’s a combination of  high beacon availability, low ping round trip time, high throughput and a low number of retransmissions. The answer is, “Yes.”  All of these metrics and many others, contribute to a […]

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5 Great 7signal Sapphire WLAN Use Cases

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7signal’s Sapphire is a system of WLAN performance management that offers a comprehensive, holistic view of your Wi-Fi network. It allows you to proactively monitor and manage the wireless user’s experience. But some might ask, “When would I need it?”   So, we put together a list of 5 great use cases that outline when […]

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A Great User Interface is the New “Personal Touch”

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Companies that have traditionally used amazing customer service and a personal touch to differentiate themselves may feel like they’re on the ropes. After all, with the growth of personal devices and ubiquitous internet, the culture is shifting rapidly toward self-service. How can you offer outstanding services that demonstrate a high level of personal care and […]

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Quality Wi-Fi Becoming a Hotel Commodity

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In this article entitled, Life After Free WiFi posted on Hospitalitynet.org, Jason Jeffreys reports that only 64% of hotels offer free Wi-Fi. I posted a link to this article on Twitter and received an amusing response from @DanShappir who responded, “wonder if other 36% also charge for electricity, water & TV.” In fact, it does […]

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Why I Started 7signal – The Need For Speed

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Looking back, my life seems to be defined by two things: going faster and getting better. When I was growing up I was a race kart driver and almost every weekend my father and I drove to different cities in Finland to compete. We went to races in other countries in Europe too. The best […]

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5 Key Requirements for Managed WLAN Services

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In an earlier blog I wrote about the coming wave of Managed WLAN / Wi-Fi Services. This wave has started to build and may just be now entering the explosive growth stage. Managed WLAN presents a set of challenges to the service provider, whether it is the traditional telecom / cable operator or a specialist […]

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