Essential Practices for Secure Wi-Fi Networks
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by Tovin
1M ago
Wi-Fi 7: What’s New and How It Will Impact Your Network Ask the IT crowd about the most important things in Wi-Fi and expect a mixed bag of answers — some will say throughput, some will say latency, others might say fast roaming or high capacity, but most will place security near the top of their lists. We’ll take it a step further: Wi-Fi security is easily the most important thing in Wi-Fi. After all, it doesn’t matter how fast your roaming is if your business suffers from a security breach. Your roaming can be fixed quickly. Your reputation cannot (not to mention the financial ramifications ..read more
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Wi-Fi 7: What’s New and How It Will Impact Your Network
Ekahau
by Tovin
1M ago
Wi-Fi 7 is the upcoming Wi-Fi standard that promises faster speeds, lower latency, and better reliability than previous generations. Hot on the heels of Wi-Fi 6E, the Wi-Fi 7 certification has been finalized, and the 802.11be standard is expected to be released as early as the first half of 2024. What is Wi-Fi 7? The short answer is that Wi-Fi 7 is the next generation of Wi-Fi, building on the tech currently available in Wi-Fi 6 and 6E. It promises Extremely High Throughput (EHT) and enhanced latency. The more technical answer is that Wi-Fi 7 is a marketing term for the Wi-Fi Alliance’s compat ..read more
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What Makes Wi-Fi “Good”? 10 Key Performance Factors
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by Jacob Valleau
2M ago
Introduction to Wi-Fi Wi-Fi continues to play an increasingly vital role in enabling internet connectivity and connecting people and devices in homes, businesses, and public spaces around the world. The underlying technology behind Wi-Fi, defined in the 802.11 protocol standards, allows devices to communicate wirelessly using radio frequencies. When designed and deployed properly, Wi-Fi networks can provide secure, reliable, and high-speed connectivity.  With so many factors that can impact Wi-Fi performance, from network design to the number of people using Wi-Fi access points (AP) and m ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to External Wi-Fi Antennas
Ekahau
by Tovin
3M ago
Wi-Fi networks are the backbone of connectivity in everything from homes to offices to large public venues. But sometimes, Wi-Fi needs a little extra help to cover everywhere we want it to. In more challenging wireless environments, the built-in antennas in wireless access points can struggle with the range or flexibility needed for flawless connections. That’s where external antennas come in! External antennas allow you to customize and optimize your radiofrequency (RF) environment in ways you simply can’t with standard omnidirectional internal antennas. In this guide, we’ll walk through ever ..read more
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Ekahau Sidekick 2 – Mastering the Industry-Standard Wi-Fi Site Survey Solution
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by Ekahau
4M ago
SUMMARY Since its introduction in 2017, the Ekahau Sidekick (and now Sidekick 2) has revolutionized Wi-Fi diagnostics and RF measurement, becoming an essential tool for Wi-Fi professionals worldwide, including in 90% of Fortune 500 companies. The Sidekick brand is known around the world as the most accurate, easiest to use Wi-Fi diagnostic device and the supporting software and native integrations make it truly an all-in-one, comprehensive, and trusted solution for building and maintaining your business-critical Wi-Fi networks. The launch of Sidekick 2 in 2022 further elevated this legacy, of ..read more
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Ekahau Optimizer: New Features Now Available
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by Ekahau
5M ago
Meet the new and improved Ekahau Optimizer! When Optimizer launched a few months ago, we previewed the power of having on-demand access to your own personal Wi-Fi expert. Well buckle up, because this expert just got even smarter! Ekahau Optimizer now delivers deeper insights and new simulated visualizations to show you the performance improvements you can expect before you make any configuration changes. Just walk with the Sidekick 2 to collect the world’s most accurate Wi-Fi data, and then let Optimizer provide instant Ekahau AI recommendations for your unique network. This changes the game ..read more
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Wi-Fi Day 2023 Product News Roundup
Ekahau
by Ekahau
6M ago
This year’s #WiFiDay premiered 5 brand-new, never-before-seen Ekahau products. Here’s a look at all of the tips, tricks, demos, and product teasers shared at the event. For a deeper dive into the new products and availability, sign up for the October 19 follow-up webinar. Ekahau Optimizer With New Custom Action Plans & Export Options One of the biggest breakthroughs at this year’s #WiFiDay was that optimizing your wireless network is getting easier and easier. The new features in Ekahau Optimizer will instantly improve your Wi-Fi performance and security. More than just an expert in you ..read more
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Introducing Ekahau Optimizer: Get Instant Expert Insights
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by Ekahau
11M ago
SUMMARY Meet Ekahau Optimizer: the game-changing Wi-Fi optimization solution inside of Ekahau Insights that makes it easy for IT professionals to instantly improve wireless network performance and security. It’s like having on-demand access to your own personal Wi-Fi expert! Get Expert Recommendations – Instantly Quickly and Easily Increase the Performance and Security of Your Network Save Countless Hours with Just a Few Clicks Your Copilot for Regular Health Checks Awesome Wi-Fi is Now Easy If you’re looking for an easy and effective way to optimize your Wi-Fi performance, look no furt ..read more
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Unlock the Full Value of the Meraki Dashboard with Ekahau
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by Ekahau
1y ago
SUMMARY For customers using Meraki Access Points (APs) to power their wireless networks, the benefits of the Meraki Dashboard — like unified control of the entire network, multi network management support, and automated network monitoring and alerts — are numerous. However, many features require accurate provisioning of AP locations to unlock location-specific insight, and for customers with tens, hundreds or thousands of APs, a primary pain point is manually provisioning their Meraki Dashboard to show the geolocation of each AP. Now, with Ekahau Zero-Touch Provisioning, anyone can easily a ..read more
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Wi-Fi Fundamentals and Common Wireless Terms [2023 Guide]
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by Ekahau
1y ago
SUMMARY Wi-Fi is something easily understood in practice, but not so much in theory. Here at Ekahau, we want to have resources for everyone from Wi-Fi beginners to Wi-Fi masters. This guide will break down some of the science behind Wi-Fi, and some of the acronyms and jargon used in wireless network design. First, we’ll go through the basics of Wi-Fi. Maybe this is your first time working with wireless technology. Or maybe you’re a Wi-Fi veteran and you want some light reading. We’ll also provide a glossary of key terms you need to know while working with wireless network tech.  Once you ..read more
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