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  Using Wi-Fi RF automation brings with it a few challenges for those concerned with Wi-Fi performance management. Automation may not always perform as well as expected, especially in dense areas. The automation algorithms developed by WLAN access point vendors might misallocate both channels and power levels, leading to an unstable system and a variety […]

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WLAN Access Points Only Hear Half the Story

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  In a previous article, we discussed the importance of passive testing to understand how end-users are experiencing the Wi-Fi network. Some of you may be thinking that access points can do the same thing. In fact, they do collect some of the same information that 7signal’s Sapphire Eye does. However, there are several advantages […]

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  “What just changed?” is the question Network IT Managers ask every day, and the question they have to answer for others in the organization. Everything seemed fine yesterday, or last week, or last month, but today, something has impacted Wi-Fi performance. When it comes to Wi-Fi, all types of factors come into play, and […]

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In 10 Years, Will You Need WLAN Access Points?

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  In 10 years will you still be sprinkling WLAN access points across your enterprise in the thousands? Will it still be necessary to manage your own WLAN infrastructure and all of the security too? If the culture and consumer behavior continues to evolve at an accelerated rate, then I see a couple of potential […]

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“Listen” to What Wi-Fi Networks Are Saying

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  When people responsible for WLAN and Wi-Fi performance in their enterprise or institution hear about the 7signal platform, they immediately see the benefits of our active tests, but it takes a little longer for them to understand the power of 7signal’s passive testing. With active tests, the 7signal sensors “talk” to the network just […]

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