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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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Is Retail Wi-Fi Ready for the Holidays?

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  Black Friday is right around the corner and retailers are gearing up for what they hope is a happy and profitable holiday season. Everybody knows that traditional retail continues to battle against the Amazon’s of the world. The term ‘showrooming’ refers to consumers who get a look at products in-store, then buy online. To […]

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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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Whoa, what a busy month September turned out to be. I am only now just catching my breath. The first of what will be annual CWNP conference was held in beautiful Raleigh, NC September 22-24 and had quite a nice turn out. 7signal was a show sponsor. Talks have already begun on holding the event […]

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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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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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