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8 free, cheap, and hands-on ways to learn about network administration

Step-by-step instructions to walk you through network-administration projects that can hone skills in IP addressing, Wi-Fi monitoring, documenting asset configuration, setting up DNS, and more.

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Gartner: 10 tech trends you need to know for 2023

Gartner highlights wireless, AI, superapps, and sustainability among key strategic considerations for 2023.

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Fortinet targets SD-WAN, 5G with new AIOps support

The company has expanded its FortiAIOps platform which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) technologies to collect enterprise data and analytics to help customers quickly identify and automate network problem...

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Wi-Fi 7 test tops 5Gbps using Intel, Broadcom equipment

Multivendor testing for Wi-Fi 7 reaches an important milestone.

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Medical device vulnerability could let hackers steal Wi-Fi credentials

Vulnerabilities on battery units for medical infusion pump devices made by Baxter could allow for network access, DoS and man-in-the-middle attacks, highlighting IoT security issues and the need to properly decommission equipment,...

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FCC urged to test for 'dangerous' interference from Wi-Fi 6E

The wireless networks of utilities, emergency responders, and transit authorities could be affected by Wi-Fi that uses the 6GHz frequency band, a watchdog association says.

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802.11x: 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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What is Wi-Fi 7, and will it replace wired Ethernet?

The theoretical top speed of Wi-Fi 7 make it a candidate to network LANs, but only in limited circumstances.

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World’s first Wi-Fi 7 router hits the market

H3C’s Magic BE18000 is the first Wi-Fi 7 access point offered for retail sale.

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Private 5G growth stymied by pandemic, lack of hardware

It's still early days for private 5G networks, as a majority of enterprises are waiting for devices to mature, standards to progress, and solid use cases to emerge.

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What is Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and why do we need it?

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest wireless standard that is designed for dense deployments like stadiums and offices, but an even faster standard, Wi-Fi 6E, is enabling emerging technologies like virtual reality and 4K/8K video

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Surprise! The internet of things doesn’t necessarily include the internet

Connected devices need a safe, reliable network of things (NoT) that ties them together, but that glue is likely IoT-specific protocols, not the internet.

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Private 5G: 4 things that determine if you need it

Private 5G is a major step, so consider what devices need it, whether they move around and require privacy, and whether Wi-Fi you already have meets the need.

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Private 5G: Its use in enterprises faces challenges

The availability of services from AWS, Cisco and HPE is propelling private 5G forward, but enterprises still have to contend with the technology's costs, device limitations, and competition from established alternatives such as Wi-Fi...

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Extreme Networks: Supply chain-woes, backlogs, higher prices

Extreme Networks Q3 financial results reveal double-digit revenue gains despite an increasing backlog of orders.

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Duke University to test private LTE/5G network using CBRS spectrum

Pilot program launched by Cisco, DISH Wireless, Duke and Internet2 aims to demonstrate the practicality of low-cost, shared wireless spectrum using CBRS.

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10 most powerful Wi-Fi vendors

Cisco, HPE-Aruba, Ubiquiti, CommScope are driving the transition from Wi-Fi 5 to Wi-Fi 6 and beyond with automation, AI and machine learning

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Multilink technology and big spectrum gains will drive Wi-Fi 7

Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) will take advantage of the 6GHz spectrum recently allocated to unlicensed wireless technology.

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