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Wi-Fi 6 with OFDMA opens a world of new wireless possibilities

Wi-Fi 6 is loaded with new features, but the most important is OFDMA, which provides high throughput and a more efficient network.

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Wi-Fi Mesh: What to know about enterprise mesh networks

Wireless mesh networks can be a fit for enterprises that need connectivity in settings where it's hard to run cable, outdoor areas, and rented spaces or temporary locations

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5G versus 4G: How speed, latency and application support differ

5G wireless network technology is set to boost the bandwidth, capacity and reliability of cellular broadband. Are you ready to leave your 4G world behind?

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10 things the perfect IoT battery should do

Battery and power issues could slow the spread of the Internet of Things. Here’s a list of the capabilities IoT batteries need to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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10 useful and free networking tools that are Windows 10 apps

Easy-access network tools are simple but essential and can be downloaded from the online Microsoft Store and pinned to the Windows 10 Start menu

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Spectrum shake-up to deliver more Wi-Fi, connections

Large swaths of additional unlicensed spectrum will become available in the U.S. for connected devices, including Wi-Fi, if various proposals and schemes by the FCC come about.

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Cisco links wireless, wired worlds with new Catalyst 9000 switches

With its new Catalyst 9000 switches, Cisco makes it possible to run, manage, automate, and secure wired and wireless networks all on top of a single operating system.

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Get 90% Off Your First Year of RemotePC, Up To 50 Computers for $6.95

RemotePC by iDrive lets you connect to your work or office computer securely from anywhere, and from any iOS or Android device. Right now their 50 computer package is 90% off or just $6.95 for your 1st year.

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Private 5G networks are coming

Control over security is prompting big industrial companies to explore private 5G wireless networks.

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What is WPA3? And some gotchas to watch out for in this Wi-Fi security upgrade

The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced the first major security improvement to Wi-Fi in about 14 years: WPA3. The most significant additions to the new Wi-Fi security protocol are greater protection for simple passwords, individualized...

802.11ax Wi-Fi routers: Aerohive AP650, ASUS Rapture GT-AX11000 and D-Link AX6000

What to expect from Wi-Fi 6 in 2019

802.11ax, now called Wi-Fi 6, will start being adopted in earnest in 2019, making wireless networking simpler and boosting capacity of each Wi-Fi access point.

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5G and 6G wireless technologies have security issues

5G and 6G wireless network technologies promise faster speeds and greater reliability, but they have security issues that must be addressed before they launch, researchers say.

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Wi-Fi site-survey tips: How to avoid interference, dead spots

Here's how properly executed site surveys can make for better performing Wi-Fi networks by dealing with potential frequency conflicts, blocked signals and more.

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Mingis on Tech: All about the Google Pixel 3

The Pixel 3 (and the larger Pixel 3 XL) arrive this week, and after a few days of hands-on time with the new device, Computerworld's Dan Rosenbaum has some thoughts. He joins Executive Editor Ken Mingis and IDGE video producer Chris...

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How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

Wi-Fi experts from Cisco, Aruba, Ekahau, Extreme and Mist share best practices for Wi-Fi performance optimization, focused on three major phases of large-scale Wi-Fi installation: planning and pre-installation, post-installation...

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5 best practices to boost Wi-Fi performance

Wi-Fi experts share best practices for establishing and maintaining optimal WLAN performance.

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802.11: Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained

To help clarify the many Wi-Fi standards, here’s an update on these physical-layer standards within 802.11, as well as standards still in the works and the new naming scheme that includes Wi-Fi 6.

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Tapping the brakes on 802.11ac wave 2

802.11ac wave 2 is the splashy new kid in the wireless technology pool, but some experts caution that you might not want to let it play without lifeguards present.

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