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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 speeds and standards 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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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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Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you

The Wi-Fi alliance has changed the naming scheme for Wi-Fi standards, abandoning the 802.11 designations for simpler names like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4, etc., but that may gloss over some of the finer points of the old IEEE system.

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802.11ax preview: Access points and routers that support the Wi-Fi 6 protocol on tap

Aerohive, ASUS and D-Link are among vendors readying 802.11ax access points and routers that take advantage of 802.11ax speed. The latest update to the Wi-Fi protocol standard, 802.11ax has been designed to transmit data even faster,...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Cheap Android Phone This October

What are you really getting when you spend a thousand dollars on a new phone?

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How enterprises can prep for 5G

There’s plenty of hype around 5G networking and its promise to revolutionize driverless cars and entertainment, but what’s less clear is how it will enable the typical enterprise to innovate.

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Apple's dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here's an Alternative, Currently Discounted.

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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Mingis on Tech: How real is UEM for mobile management?

The promise of unified endpoint management is that it allows companies to more easily handle mobile (and even desktop) hardware management. But it's going to take a while for it to become reality.

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Low-heat radios could replace cable links in data centers

A more efficient design that combines antenna and electronics could replace traditional radio links, improving energy and spectral efficiency, Georgia Tech researchers say.

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Private LTE, using new spectrum, approaching ‘market readiness’

Private LTE networks, using brand-new frequencies, will be available 2018 Q4 or 2019 Q1 says an expert.

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Securing the modern mobile OS

Researchers from the Talos intelligence group recently published some research about a malicious MDM server pwning some mobile devices. In this blog post, we discuss how these mobile endpoints leverage MDMs and how the mobile OS is...

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Wi-Charge demos wireless charging over distance

The ability to charge hardware over distances of several meters has always seemed to be something of a pipe dream. But Wi-Charge says the technology works – and actual product shipments could begin early in 2019.

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How edge networking and IoT will reshape data centers

With edge computing to process a surge in data produced by the internet of things, the function of enterprise data centers will shift to handling long-term data aggregation and analysis.

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Are you ready for 5G?

A move to the edge needs to come first.

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How millimeter-wave wireless could help support 5G and IoT

Millimeter-wave technology is becoming less expensive and easier to deploy, making it a candidate for many wireless connections, including backhaul, personal area networks, LANs and even mobile devices.

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How smartphones-as-laptops could change network requirements

The cost of enterprise mobile-device hardware and software could drive an architecture that supports end users via cloud access to applications with less reliance on local computing by the devices themselves.

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