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  Spectrum analysis is a layer 1 technology for identifying presence, type, level and location of RF interference. Today’s wireless access point integrated spectrum analysis functionality does not run continuously, which is a significant limitation. Integrated spectrum analyzers commonly use the same radio chip for WLAN spectrum analysis and for serving client devices. For this […]

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This may come as a surprise to many experts, but mobile networks generate interference to WLAN networks and may clearly degrade WLAN performance. Most would not think to consider this as a relevant source of Wi-Fi interference, however, I explain below how we identified the issue and got one organization back on the path to […]

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  Antennas are probably the most undervalued and poorly understood elements in WLAN networks. Many times, critical networks are designed with aesthetic aspects as the main driver. No wonder Wi-Fi network performance is such a disappointment in so many places. Radio wave propagation is a complex thing. Radio waves propagate, attenuate, reflect, refract, bend and […]

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7signal recently surveyed over 200 full-time college students to ask them their attitudes about technology, specifically the Wi-Fi on campus. Some fascinating statistic were compiled, which we will review here. We set out to learn how important Wi-Fi was to student success and we were quite shocked by the stats once the results started rolling […]

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Quicken Loans graciously offers tours of their headquarters in Detroit. It’s an amazing place, which certainly lines up with their slogan, “Engineered to Amaze.” They’ve created a unique culture that promotes openness and transparency. However, when we stopped to visit with the folks at their Social Media Command Center, I was both intrigued and impressed. […]

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At the Campus Technology Forum that recently took place in Long Beach, CA we met both educators and IT professionals who were interested in learning more about how technology could help both students and professors in the classroom.  There was a keynote that I found to be extremely interesting, which was the last one of […]

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  This article on CNN’s website has some interesting views about Qualcomm’s recent announcement about MU-MIMO (multi-user-multiple input, multiple output) for tripling Wi-Fi speeds for patrons of coffee shops.  However, I noticed some information in the article that might set false expectations about how quickly these speeds are coming and how soon people will be […]

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