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Wi-Fi 7 is coming, and Intel makes it sound great

The next generation of Wi-Fi is at least three years off, but Intel predicts it will be up to five times faster


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FAQ: What in the wireless world is CBRS?

Citizens Broadband Radio Service is shared wireless spectrum in the 3.5GHz band that could have big implications for building private LTE networks and for extending public 4G and 5G services.

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Wi-Fi 6E: Don’t let hype push you off your refresh cycle

The promise of Wi-Fi in the 6GHz band is undeniable, but experts agree that, for now, it’s rarely worth deviating from your usual Wi-Fi refresh cycle.

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Aruba Wi-Fi 6E access point to launch this fall

Aruba’s AP 635 will support the 6GHz spectrum that doubles the space previously designated for unlicensed wireless by the FCC.

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IoT helps make return-to-work safer

Employers talk about how IoT is enabling contact tracing, monitoring air quality, and enforcing rules about social distancing as workers go back to the office post-quarantine.

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‘FragAttack’ flaws threaten Wi-Fi, but not too seriously

A set of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi’s basic design offers a long-standing and widespread threat vector, but the probability of compromise remains low.

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9 tips for speeding up your business Wi-Fi

Interference, too many SSIDs, pokey management traffic, and small channel widths can all slow Wi-Fi networks. Here's how to speed them up.

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Next-gen networks: Feds have cash for good ideas

The National Science foundation will be doling out research dollars for innovations in software-defined networking, network function virtualization, cloud computing, analytics, more.

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802.1X: What you need to know about this LAN-authentication standard

The IEEE 802.1X standard integrates enterprise authentication into wired or wireless LANs.

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Wi-Fi in 2025: It could be watching your every move

The IEEE is working on a standard that could enable Wi-Fi to track you through walls, right down to what you’re typing on the keyboard.

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Juniper: Managing the complexity of future networks

Juniper’s chief product officer Manoj Leelanivas explains the company's software strategies that include intent-based networking, AI, automation and the open-source SONiC network operating system.

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5G: Time to get real about what it will be used for

Hype around 5G suggests it will prompt revolutionary changes in what wireless is used for, but it’s success will be providing better answers to existing problems.

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Next-gen wireless options: Wi-Fi 6, 5G or private 5G?

As Wi-Fi and 5G technology improve to support higher bandwidth and more users per access point, enterprises need to look deeper to decide which best meets their needs.

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Aruba chief: Enterprises must adjust to new normal of remote working

Keerti Melkote, president and founder of Aruba, talks future networks, edge computing and 5G.

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Enterprise networking trends in 2021: Preparing for the new normal

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, IT continues to support remote employees. As organizations begin planning to bring workers back into the office, IT must now consider upgrading their networks to best support employees in a...

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Enterprise networking trends in 2021: Preparing for the new normal

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, IT continues to support remote employees. As organizations begin planning to bring workers back into the office, IT must now consider upgrading their networks to best support employees in a...

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How to fix Wi-Fi interference

Addressing Wi-Fi interference can include better placement of access points, balancing traffic between the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, beamforming, and eliminating other sources of radio-frequency signals.

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How-to improve Wi-Fi roaming

Wi-Fi handoffs can be made smoother with careful mapping of the network followed by fine-tuning transmit power and placement of access points.

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How-to measure enterprise Wi-Fi speeds

Step-by-step strategy for figuring out the best tools for testing the speed of Wi-Fi connections in trouble spots or across an entire wireless network.

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