Tag Archive for Wi-Fi

How To: RF Site Surveys

At some point in your job, you’ll need to deploy a WLAN network. Don’t be fooled by equipment that states it is ‘self-configuring’ or ‘auto-negotiating’. Wi-Fi is very complex, and dozens of variables can affect the success of your network.…

Dead Spots and Slow Zones

Many users of Wi-Fi experience poor connectivity and slow speeds. In one room it doesn’t work at all, and in another the speeds may crawl. To achieve a dependable wireless connection, Wi-Fi has to overcome many barriers and obstacles –…

Wireless Security Basics

In this lesson, you’ll learn some of the basics of Wi-Fi security. We’ll also share our recommendation on which type you should choose – eliminating the guesswork and helping you keep your network as secure as possible. WHAT ARE THE…

Designing Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz band

Today we’re going to compare and contrast the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. By understanding the tradeoffs (like congestion and channel selection) that each Wi-Fi band has, you’re going to be able to ensure the best deployment for your…

Adjacent Channel Congestion

You know why channels 1, 6, and 11 are the best choices for operating your wireless network (this is because 1, 6, and 11 are the only Wi-Fi channels in the 2.4 GHz spectrum that don’t overlap with one another).…

Channels 1, 6 and 11

One of the best things you can do to improve your 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network coverage is choosing the proper channel for your wireless router to operate on. But how do you know which channel to choose? Before we get…

The Internet of Things

When Wi-Fi was invented and subsequently adopted en-masse, it brought a wave of mobile computing (think laptops). Corporations, universities, hospitals, and everyone else started putting in APs like crazy. Wi-Fi use exploded in the residential space too. Then, Wi-Fi chipsets…