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Holding your WLAN accountable with service-level expectations

With service-level expectations (SLE) metrics and dashboards, you can accurately understand the quality of Wi-Fi service being offered via your WLAN.

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Is a 4G hot spot still needed in today's world?

Review of the latest Verizon Jetpack has me wondering about whether we need these devices anymore.

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L.A. and NYC still rank behind smaller cities in wireless performance

The two biggest cities in the U.S. continue to rank well below many smaller U.S. cities in overall wireless performance, according to RootMetrics.

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Eliminate dead zones and extend the range of your home Wi-Fi coverage. With AC750 performance, the DAP-1520 provides bandwidth up to 300Mbps on the 2.4Ghz, and 433Mbps on the faster, more reliable 5GHz bands.

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CBRS workshop to focus on burgeoning shared spectrum ecosystem

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) gold rush is on, and the Wireless Innovation Forum is hosting a workshop in Las Vegas next week for those interested in becoming part of this new shared spectrum ecosystem.

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Control your lights from anywhere with your tablet or smartphone, or with your voice via the Alexa service. Create an on/off schedule, dim brightness, fine-tune light appearance from soft white to daylight, and choose from 16 million...

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Ecobee understands your local weather, schedule and desired comfort settings, to ensure your home is at the right temperature at the right time. Control it using your mobile device from anywhere, or using your voice via the Alexa...

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Unpatched vulnerability puts Ubiquiti networking products at risk

An unpatched command injection vulnerability could allow hackers to take over enterprise networking products from Ubiquiti Networks.

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Qualcomm pushing vague term "platforms" over "processors" for Snapdragon line

Qualcomm's plea this week to start referring to its Snapdragon processors as the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform reminds me of my early days at Network World when every vendor insisted it was selling a "solution" and not a switch...

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Regardless of your home’s size or shape, Luma's WiFi system fills each room with fast, secure WiFi by customizing a mesh network for your home. Set network rules for your home and all of the devices in it. Keep your children safe by...

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The wireless spectrum sharing mover and shaker you might not know

When the CBRS Alliance introduced itself early last year as an outfit bent on promoting LTE services across shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band, five out of the six founding members’ names — Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ruckus —...

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Google Chrome extension ScaleUp can make your in-flight Wi-Fi fly

Northwestern University researchers have devised a Google Chrome browser extension that might just help you get your money's worth for in-flight Wi-Fi.

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Nuclear physics, plastic surgery & more: 802.11ac wave 2 users sound off

The second wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, primarily distinguished by new MIMO capabilities, bigger channels and the general ability to handle larger and denser groups of connections, is starting to make its way into enterprises.

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FAQ: What in the wireless world is CBRS?

What is CBRS? Here are the basics on Citizens Broadband Radio Service (i.e., CBRS) shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. Yeah, thats a mouthful, but this tech could have big implications for building private LTE networks and for...

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48% off NETGEAR N150 Wi-Fi Range Extender - Deal Alert

Boost existing WiFi coverage throughout your home. Eliminate WiFi dead zones and enjoy a more reliable WiFi connection.

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CBRS: Your ticket for building a private enterprise LTE wireless network

If you can get past that unappealing acronym, you just might find that CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) is worth paying attention to as a serious wireless network alternative for enterprises in the not-too-distant future.

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Head-scratching ways companies screw up Wi-Fi

Old gear, bad locations and overcrowded volume top the poor choices that many companies make when it comes to wireless networking.

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