As the latest WLAN standard (802.11ax or Wi-Fi 6) makes its way to final ratification, vendors are releasing APs. But should you deploy now? This article explores the reasons for early adoption, as well as for waiting.
Check out a new whitepaper from Greg Ferro that provides a detailed overview of 5G and its relevance to the enterprise, including 5G’s impact on wireless networking, IoT, and SD-WAN. Get up to speed on how 5G differs from previous standards, spectrum differences and why they matter, and more.
Here’s a brief technical overview of Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, to help get you up to speed and ask the right questions for when you consider an upgrade. We cover OFDMA, whether Wi-Fi 6 means faster speeds, power savings, and more.
Here’s four reasons why Juniper acquired WLAN startup Mist Systems, and three challenges for Juniper going forward.
Nyansa, which monitors user experience for IT operations, has a new feature that lets willing customers unmask anonymized performance metrics to share with one another to facilitate collaboration and peer-to-peer learning.
Juniper’s latest product announcements are a signal that it’s serious about campus networking. But the company has to make up ground in wireless and SD-WAN.
Extreme Networks has announced Automated Campus, the first integration of its recently acquired Avaya assets with Extreme’s own software and hardware.
Here’s an overview of all the pieces and parts you’ll need to get Cisco’s SD-Access up and running.
Airplane Wi-Fi is so bad that 44% of our respondents don’t even bother to use it, according to the latest Packet Pushers Human Infrastructure survey.
Versa Networks is adding VNF support and Wi-Fi to its SD-WAN platform to capture more of the customer branch. And it’s not alone in this strategy.
Cisco partnered with Apple in 2016 to improve the corporate wireless experience for iOS devices. How’s that working out so far?
While global technology connections grow, sometimes getting online is more of a challenge than language when working overseas.
A system-wide outage due to partial router failure at Southwest Airlines on July 20, 2016. Switching between primary and backup generators causes a fire that takes out Delta’s Atlanta data center on August 8, 2016. Both are examples of Black Swans events, at least from the perspectives of Southwest and Delta. Black Swans as written…
Cambium Networks’ fixed wireless broadband is high-capacity, low-latency wireless connectivity, replacing wired ISP connections securely and reliably at speeds up to 450Mbp/s.
Here’s a recap of some of the biggest news from the OCP Summit, including analysis of new hardware and software.
The Packet Pushers head to Aruba Atmosphere 2016 to talk wireless, networking, IoT, mobility, and more. We’re interviewing Aruba executives and experts for a podcast series to be published after the conference.
End user WiFi monitoring complements standard network monitoring and can speed up problem detection and troubleshooting. NetBeez shares the top four use cases in wireless monitoring from the user perspective.
Cisco’s new WLAN product, Mobility Express, targets customers who want simple deployment, and gives Cisco a weapon against HP/Aruba.
This morning I read an article in which the writer thought that wireless security was too inconvenient and difficult, so he simply disabled it, leaving his network wide open. He was tired of his complex password being too hard for guests to use and made the comparison that they didn’t have to use these kinds…
Let’s face it. Apple’s Bonjour protocol is likely here to stay, or at-least for the foreseeable future until Apple decides otherwise. If you have an Apple device and wish to do printing or require the use of its discovery services, you will very likely encounter Apple’s Bonjour protocol. I will spare the many technical details…
New Project, New Challenges I’m not a hardcore, full-time wireless engineer. I do small and medium-size installations as needed for my customers. However, like larger WLAN environments, even smaller customers sometimes have some new challenges to think through. One of the projects I’m doing right now is actually installing a remote-office type network at the…