When it comes to the sheer number of devices using the airwaves, it’s clear that the current flood of tablets, inexpensive laptops and Wi-Fi enabled smartphones will not be ebbing anytime soon. And as BYOD encroaches into all markets, IT administrators have quickly realized there’s […]
If you’ve been to a Starbucks or your local mall lately, you won’t be surprised to learn that 76% of people connect to Wi-Fi outside their home on a regular basis. That’s among the results of the Xirrus Where the Wires End Survey, released earlier […]
Knowing that your personal information—name, address, phone numbers, and more—might cross international borders can be a bit anxiety-provoking. Recognizing this, back in the late ‘90s the European Union stepped up protection of citizen privacy by prohibiting companies from transferring personal information to any country outside […]
We sometimes forget that Wi-Fi is simply another form of radio frequency (RF) communication, just like car radios, cellular phone calls and satellite transmissions. As a result, Wi-Fi networks are always susceptible to RF interference from an array of sources. In fact, interference is often […]
If you’re a frequent business traveler like I am, you already know what I’m about to tell you: airport Wi-Fi sucks. Every month, I travel both domestically and internationally, and no matter where I go, I’m faced with infuriatingly inadequate Wi-Fi. Take London, for instance, […]
There’s one point I always stress whenever I speak about Wi-Fi, and that’s the imperative to make use of traffic management. Though it’s no easy feat, a good Wi-Fi engineer should be able to design a network that can handle almost any number of devices. […]
I recently reviewed a high-density network design guide from a well-known Wi-Fi vendor. There was a lot of math and a lot of talk about proper dimensioning. Even the growing ratio of 5GHz capable vs. 2.4GHz only devices was clearly defined.
It was “so far, so […]
It’s time to ‘cut the cord’ – welcome to the next generation of healthcare
Historically, the healthcare industry hasn’t been much of a leader in adopting innovative IT capabilities. Just take the case of Wi-Fi. In the UK, only 36% of National Health Service (NHS) trusts […]
It’s no surprise to anyone that Wi-Fi use continues to grow. However, what is hard to believe is that there are so few public Wi-Fi networks capable of serving our needs outside of the home securely—particularly when you consider that as of today, nearly everyone […]
As I mentioned before, not all Wi-Fi clients are created equal. There’s a major difference between the use case of a laptop, for example, and that of a new Apple Watch. This results in a big distinction between their Wi-Fi capabilities.
Why Does This Matter?
Even just […]