Monthly Archives: August 2015

LTE-U: The Threat And The Way Forward

Imagine you’re in a shopping mall or stadium, trying unsuccessfully to connect with your phone or tablet over Wi-Fi. Eventually you give up and connect over LTE, using your data plan. Nearby residences and businesses also find they can’t reliably connect over their Wi-Fi networks, wreaking havoc with everything from [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|

Get Smarter About WiFi

WiFi has grown in leaps and bounds, and demand is increasing. Make sure your environment is ready. Since the debut of the 802.11 standard in 1997, one thing has remained the same: wireless access points still take data off the air and put it on the wire. In other respects, the [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|

Wi-Fi Blocking Debate Far From Over

Following the FCC’s warning in January that it would no longer tolerate the Marriotts of the world blocking visitors’ WiFi hotspots, I set a reminder on my calendar to revisit the topic six months later. After all, the issue of WiFi blocking sparked strong reactions from IT pros, end users [...]

By | August 28th, 2015|

Xirrus Advances 802.11ac With New Hardware

The march toward broader 802.11ac wireless deployment is continuing, with new devices at both the entry level and the high end from WiFi vendor Xirrus. At the entry level is the new X2 platform. The new Wave 2 802.11ac-powered XD2 takes a place at the high end.

By | August 28th, 2015|

Xirrus Launches All 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

New Xtreme Density XD2 access point delivers two 11ac radios, doubles the speed of competitive Wave 2 solutions access-wirelessXirrus, a provider of high-performance wireless networks, has announced Xtreme Density 2 (XD2) Wi-Fi, delivering a customizable 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi solution available.

By | August 28th, 2015|

Wave 2 Wi-Fi

Xirrus has introduced the Xtreme Density 2 (XD2) 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi solution. The new Xirrus XD2 access point (AP) includes two Wave 2 radios, which enables customers to deploy a Wi-Fi network that keeps up with the demand of their ever-changing environments, and guarantees the longest network lifespan possible. [...]

By | August 28th, 2015|