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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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As you may already know, your Wi-Fi environment is like a living creature. It changes all the time as different devices move in and around the environment. Performance one hour ago can be completely different than it is right now. It is not enough to take a snapshot from a single location and then mark […]

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Attendees Wow’ed by Mobile Eye at CiscoLive 2016

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The team is back from CiscoLive and wow, what a tremendous event. We launched Mobile Eye, our new app for measuring the Wi-Fi performance of mobile devices. The new product is in strong response to our customers who asked for visibility into the performance of their constituents’ smartphones and tablets, whether corporate owned and managed, or […]

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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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To complete my weekend Honey-Do list, I generally have to visit a variety of local retail establishments. Amazon.com is typically my go-to retailer. However, some items I need right now. Other items require a little hands-on interaction in order to make the right selection.  Retail is challenged right now. Brick and mortar stores are expensive to […]

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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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Solving High Density Wi-Fi Issues Takes Teamwork

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Network engineers across all industries call 7signal when they need help monitoring and measuring the Wi-Fi experience in support of initiatives that improve efficiency, effectiveness and overall customer satisfaction. With a seating capacity of over 20,000 this challenge is none more true than at indoor arenas where enhancing the fan experience with high performance, high […]

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