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Wi-Fi Bracketology

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  I stared at my bracket this year with the usual hopelessness. Then I realized I had been on a lot of these campuses recently, so I felt connected with a lot of schools. There are a lot of universities that have deployed 7signal’s Wi-Fi Performance Management system in the last year. So I thought […]

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Apple Watch Could Bring Your 2.4GHz Wi-Fi To Its Knees

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Like many of you, I followed the live blog of Apple’s Spring Forward event on Monday and then watched the keynote to boot. Yes, I’ve been an iPhone, iPad and iMac user for years, but I’m not a fanboy who hands over his money to Apple every time they flash a shiny new object. However, […]

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Airports Get Serious About Wi-Fi Performance

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  If you’re a business traveler, then you know the critical nature of high quality wi-fi performance when your sitting at the airport waiting for a flight. So many hours waiting, such low data rates.  Speaking from personal experience, I know I am twice as productive if I can manage my inbox on my laptop […]

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  It doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition when it comes to upgrading to 802.11ac. It’s likely that there are pockets of .11n on 2.4GHz that are working adequately, so why touch it? If the spectrum is relatively clean in some areas, then why worry? By delaying your upgrade to 802.11ac in certain buildings, […]

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The Killer App for Wi-Fi

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  Everyone looks for the Killer App. At 7signal, we not only found the “Killer App for Wi-Fi”, but also the “App that Kills Wi-Fi.” It turns out that the Killer App is voice. Enterprises are starting to realize it is expensive and undesirable to make the desk phone the primary means for office communications. […]

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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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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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