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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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  When dealing with network performance, it is often the case that we get lost in the technical details – how fast can I push data through this network? What are the delays like? How many packets are being lost? Those details are relatively easy to understand and measure, yet they don’t give a complete […]

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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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Access Points Fall Short On Wi-Fi Monitoring

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Enterprise WLAN vendors have long had the ability to turn access points (APs) into Wi-Fi monitoring sensors, and recent announcements by the major vendors have renewed interest into whether this makes “sense” (no pun intended). Certainly as Wi-Fi transitions from a nice-to-have to a must-have infrastructure asset, WLAN vendors see the market need to create […]

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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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Since 7signal provides a vendor agnostic Wi-Fi Performance Management system, several institutions have used our solution to measure end-user experience in vendor bake-offs as they contemplate an upgrade to their WLAN.  Evaluating WLAN vendors is not easy – there are many factors to consider beyond WLAN performance tests, such as access control, WLAN/LAN integration, as […]

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