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Archived IT - Wireless Articles
07 Sep 2017
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Six Steps to Faster, Better Wi-Fi [66150]
ZDNet, September 7th, 2017

"With the countless of devices we have nowadays all wanting a piece of our internet connection, who doesn't want better Wi-Fi? Here's how to get the best possible coverage for the least hassle. Read Less

#1: Where do you want the best Wi-Fi signal?

Probably one of the simplest questions, but when I ask people it, they usually have no clue and start hand-waving towards the office, living room, bathroom and so on..."
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25 Aug 2017
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5G: are we trying to run before we can walk? [65836]
ITProPortal, August 25th, 2017

"If service providers aren't prepared they could face not being able to carry the huge levels of traffic required by the host application to any and all of its possible destinations.

Noise about 5G is certainly getting louder, with predictions that by 2025 the number of worldwide connections is set to hit 1.4 billion. As demand for services and applications increase, service providers are struggling to keep apace - the industry has yet to fully implement a working and reliable 4G experience for users - which begs the question: how can operators monetise 5G sufficiently and provide the end user with the customer experience they demand?..."
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03 Aug 2017
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5 Enterprise WiFi Pitfalls to Avoid [65386]
Network Computing, August 3th, 2017

"In many enterprise environments, WiFi has successfully replaced wired Ethernet as the primary mode of end-user connectivity. Consequently, it's critical that network administrators deploy and manage a wireless LAN that is reliable, secure and speedy. Yet we see the same mistakes made repeatedly on WLANs, which cause performance and data security issues for users. Let's look at the top five WiFi pitfalls that you should avoid at all costs..."
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02 Aug 2017
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Business Security: How To Safeguard Against The Dangers Of Public Wi-Fi [65370]
Business 2 Community, August 2nd, 2017

"It's pretty safe to say that if you own a device that connects to the internet, chances are you've connected to public Wi-Fi. But did you know that by doing so, you may be putting your private information at risk?

Sometimes, even if we know the risks, we still connect. It is a convenience that many of us are not willing to go without. Sometimes you might even plan out where to go based on if they have public Wi-Fi or not. Your employees are no different in this regard and some of may access work in public places. Public Wi-Fi though often times are not the most secure connection points and malicious actors could be playing the man-in-the-middle role while sitting right next to you or one of your employees..."
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26 Jul 2017
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5 Wi-Fi Analyzer And Survey Apps For Android [65213]
Networkworld, July 26th 2017

"Products can include Wi-Fi stumblers, heatmaps, active surveying, more...

Wi-Fi networks have many variables and points of frustration. Different types of walls, materials and objects can impact the Wi-Fi signal in varying ways. Visualizing how the signals move about the area is difficult without the right tools. A simple Wi-Fi stumbler is great for quickly checking signal levels, but a map-based surveying tool helps you visualize the coverage, interference and performance much more easily. They allow you to load your floor plan map, walk the building to take measurements and then give you heatmaps of the signals and other data..."
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10 Jul 2017
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The Risks of Public Wi-Fi [64890]
Business 2 Community, July 10th 2017

"When it comes to personal cybersecurity, most people have at least a vague idea of best practices. They don't share passwords, they use passcodes on their phone, and don't leave their computer open and unlocked in the coffee shop.

Unfortunately, that only covers a small part of the cybersecurity risks they face on a daily basis. And when it comes to safety vs. convenience, convenience usually wins out..."
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