Cisco Access Points – Naming standards

When you're installing a new wireless network, there's a lot of variables and decisions you need to make, right out of the gate. Some decisions work just fine with small installations, but just don't scale to larger ones. One such decision is the way in which you name your Cisco Access Points.  
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Wi-Fi Assurance Review

At IPTel, we have developed a lot of techniques over the years to best fault find wireless issues. All too common is an installation which doesn't perform, causes dropouts, is slow and leaves the end customer with an unhappy result. We have the answer - it's called a Wi-Fi Assurance Review and is a service we have developed in house at IPTel.
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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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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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Wi-Fi Predictive Survey: Wi-Fi (wifi) Heatmap

Wi-Fi Predictive Surveys are the starting point to any half decent Wi-Fi installation.  The question is - what does a survey entail and why should you get one?
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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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Introduction to Cisco Smart Licensing

It’s probably fair to say that most of us don’t enjoy dealing with any kind of licensing fulfillment because the experience can be somewhat daunting. Cisco offers the use of Cisco Smart Licensing as a way to ease the burden of network device licensing.
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How to Gather Evidence for a Wi-Fi Review - Part 2

Wi-Fi reviews are not the easiest of things. Unlike fault finding most networking, Wi-Fi has the added complexity of RF - and all those multitude of clients. In this blog, we'll take a measured run through on where to start in your fault finding journey.
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Wireless as a Service

I've worked with wireless technologies for quite a few years now - it's fair to say I've seen a lot of changes and development in that time. Moore's law stated that the number of transistors on a CPU would double every 2 years. 
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