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The new Extreme Networks is off and rolling

Extreme Networks announced its Q4 FY17 results, and its plan to become a bigger, stronger networking vendor that can go up against the big guys is working.

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Why 802.11ax is the next big thing in Wi-Fi

The 802.11ax specification finally brings a Wi-Fi standard to the network that supports everything we want to do with our wireless LANs.

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How Wi-Fi could get a boost from Li-Fi

Li-Fi could turn LED light bulbs into network access points

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I see dead zones

Exploring the state of dead zones in the age of Wi-Fi and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Guest Wi-Fi access should always be ‘easy, peasy’

Guest Wi-Fi is a critical component of the digital experience for many companies. Follow these tips to ensure access to yours is a simple and secure—and doesn’t frustrate users.

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Mist uses AI to improve wireless network performance

Mist Systems rolls out new AI-enhanced Wi-Fi features to help network managers monitor wireless network performance and improve network security.

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5 Wi-Fi analyzer and survey apps for Android

A review of five mobile survey apps - iBwave Wi-Fi Mobile, iMapper WiFi Pro, WiFi Analyzer and Surveyor from ManageEngine, Wi-Fi Visualizer from ITO Akihiro, and WiTuners Mobile - for enterprises to small offices.

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How City Furniture built a better Wi-Fi network

Using Aerohive products, City Furniture upgraded its Wi-Fi network and digitized operations, moving POS operations to iPads and setting the stage for Bluetooth beacons.

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3 ways to track people using location-based services

More businesses are using location-based services via Wi-Fi, RFID and Bluetooth beacons to track and interact with customers.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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Searching for ground truth in IoT

Functionally, IoT is not new. However, open problems with sensors, connectivity, power sources and data need to be solved for IoT to reach forecasted scale.

Does MU-MIMO really expand Wi-Fi system capacity?

Farpoint Group tests whether multi-user, multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) wireless technology delivers on its promise to boost Wi-Fi system capacity and how much gain can be expected.

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Mist’s wireless network lets companies personalize the user experience

Mist Systems solves the problem of personalizing a user’s experience while they are connected to a wireless network and improves user engagement.

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9 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools

Here are 9 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools to reveal important details about Wi-Fi networks.

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Aerohive makes Connect available across its entire product line

The Connect program appears to have been a smashing success for Aerohive. Many WiFI buysers are interested in Connect because of the price but quickly find they need the broader set of features and pay up for Select.

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Intel shows off wireless VR on the HTC Vive

Intel showed for the first time at Computex in Taipei a prototype wireless HTC Vive virtual reality headset

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Use wired networks for Gigabit, not Wi-Fi

Superfast Gigabit broadband is coming. However, getting it at the highest speed involves some planning, including possibly regressing to wired networks.

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Small Cell Forum seeks advice from large enterprises

The carrier-led Small Cell Forum has revealed the names of the founding members of an Enterprise Advisory Council designed to help address the need for more wireless coverage to meet rising demand.

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