AP Placement - Location Grade Wi-Fi Tracking

Here we review how the typical AP layout for location grade WLAN is laid out - but also take a look at the Cisco Hyperlocation module and how that might help you achieve the highest levels of location accuracy.
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The End of The Cisco 5508

Cisco have announced the end-of-life of the Cisco 5508 wireless controller, as of August 2018. If you already have SmartNet on your product, support will continue until October 2020. After that, you're on your own. For us as a Company, the 5508 has proved a solid and reliable product over the years, a benchmark if you like by which all other[…]
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Reduce Wi-Fi Congestion with DFS

Wi-Fi can be crippled by too many devices competing for airtime, creating a slower experience for all users. One way to reduce the number of devices competing for airtime is to increase the number of channels in use. How do the Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Channels fit into this picture?
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WI-Fi 6 vs 5G: Complementary Technologies

One of the common questions I get surrounds the use of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. Both Wi-Fi 6 and 5G now promise users much higher download speeds and a much more interactive user experience thanks to this.  Why then don’t we all just abandon Wi-Fi 6 and use 5G – especially in the corporate environment, where there are internal costs for deploying a wireless[…]
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Human Factors in Network Deployment

I work for a Cisco Partner who employs around 15 engineers, predominantly designing and optimising Wireless networks.   We were awarded an amazing opportunity in the first quarter of 2020 : designing and implementing the wired and wireless network for a hospital destined as a COVID recovery facility. And best of all: have it operational in 6 weeks of[…]
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RTLS Use Cases : Nursecall Integration

Nursecall systems are used to signal to the clinical staff that help is needed in a specific room and is typically done via a button on the wall of a patients room. What if it were possible to be able to switch on the presence light and automatically cancel nursecall when you walked into the room?
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Wi-Fi Predictive Design: Wi-Fi (wifi) Heatmap

Wi-Fi Predictive Designs are the starting point to any reliable Wi-Fi installation.  If you want to support a range of Wi-Fi clients within your business, you need to undertake the correct steps to design your Wi-Fi installation. This starts with a Wi-Fi Predictive Design (sometimes also called a desktop design). The question is - what does a survey[…]
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Wi-Fi Pre-Deployment Surveys

Wi-Fi Pre-Deployment Surveys (also known as AP-on-a-stick surveys) are an integral part of the process of undertaking a wireless design that actually works.
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What is EIRP: EIRP vs Transmit Power

What power is your AP Transmitting at?  With Cisco APs, we can see a power level, which is normally in the range of 1 - 8 (1-6 for some APs), but what is the actual dB power level the AP is transmitting at? This is a combination of a lot of factors - let's take a look.
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RF Tuning: Access Point Power Caps

Modern Wi-Fi Access Points are now capable of much higher transmit powers than the client devices. They can run at 200mW, with the average small client device running at 25mW.  One technique to limit transmit power in a Wi-Fi network is to use RF power caps on the APs.
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