Monthly Archives: January 2016

How Long Should Your Next Wi-Fi Network Last?

As a panelist at a recent industry event, I was asked a fairly common question: ”I just convinced my CFO to go along with a $1,500,000 Wi-Fi upgrade. How long before I’ll have to go back to him again for the next one?” The answer I gave was my typical, [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|

Wi-Fi on Wheels Revisited: The Ford Approach

In our first installment of ‘Wi-Fi on Wheels’ we focused on the evolution of the connected car, as well as the benefits provided by the latest automotive Wi-Fi systems and the ways they keep drivers and passengers connected and entertained. In this segment we're going to touch on a newer, [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|

10 Networking Predictions For 2016

Leaders of the few wireless vendors left, including Xirrus and Ruckus Wireless, tell CRN that 2015 was the year of wireless market consolidation. "Technology is changing too fast and wireless companies can't keep up -- and most need a stronger story for them to be compelling," said Xirrus CEO Shane [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|

Interference Mitigation in Xirrus Access Points

Over the past few years, the Wi-Fi industry has undertaken a widespread transition to the latest 802.11ac technology standard. To support this transition, Xirrus Access Points (APs) use adaptable radios that are programmable for operation in either Wi-Fi band (2.4GHz or 5GHz), and in any Wi-Fi mode (802.11a/b/g/n/ac). This is [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|

Dunamare Education Group

Now learning doesn’t stop when the bell rings. Students can connect to the Xirrus Wi-Fi network to do homework from anywhere on campus. -Bastiaan Groeneveld, Dunamare Education Group

By | January 22nd, 2016|

When Wi-Fi is a Necessity, But Security is Still a Must

Recently, African migrants in the Italian city of Sant’Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto showed the rest of us just how dependent we are on Wi-Fi. Along with demands of cash instead of pocket money and other complaints, the refugees desired free Wi-Fi for their housing in order to keep in [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|

The Next Wave of Wi-Fi: Making the Transition to 802.11ac and 5GHz

Over the past few years, the Wi-Fi industry has been in the process of rolling out its latest, greatest technology – 802.11ac. While the new standard provides a welcome performance boost, 802.11ac has perhaps more significantly spearheaded a transition toward the 5GHz frequency spectrum as the primary Wi-Fi medium. While [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|