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802.11ad and 60GHz Wi-Fi – Do You Really Care?

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  Samsung made a big deal this week about developing a way to offer reliable Wi-Fi devices using the 802.11ad standard over the 60GHz band. The issue has always been the fragile nature of these radio waves as well as the amount of power required by devices to utilize the band. But apparently Samsung has […]

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Top 15 WLAN Issues Found in the Field by 7signal

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  Over the last couple years, 7signal has helped dozens of organizations identify and fix WLAN issues.  We use a proven methodology that includes benchmarking, measuring, analyzing, optimizing and verifying.  We are often asked, “What are the top WLAN issues you see and help fix?” So that you don’t feel so alone in your plight, […]

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  After all the effort invested in selecting a WLAN vendor and planning an Enterprise wireless LAN, many customers underestimate the importance of antenna selection and careful placement, and end up settling for lower performance than they were expecting. The purpose of this guide is to give you a straightforward and not overly technical overview […]

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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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