Cisco 9124 Antenna Guide

Cisco have released the external 9124 variant access point. This AP has a very handy three radios - one 2.4GHz and dual 5GHz radios. Why is that useful? Well the key use case is probably Mesh - you can have a dedicated 5GHz backhaul and a separate radio running the client serving 5GHz. The antenna selection though isn't as simple as you'd think. Let's[…]
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Recessed AP Installation

We all love Wi-Fi, but you've got to install your access points somewhere. Typically they're installed on the T-Bar of a suspended ceiling - sometimes though you have to secure the AP, or hide it for aesthetics reasons. In this blog, we'll look at some options.
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Effect of Trees on Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi in all its forms relies on good signal propagation. Signals are attenuated by various objects - it's not that well known, but trees are a particularly attenuating object - let's take a look!
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Wi-Fi Troubleshooting: How to Review a Wi-Fi Installation - Part 1

We are getting more and more requests to review Wi-Fi networks which aren't quite meeting the specification. Many customers are finding that companies which don't truly understand Wi-Fi - or how to make it work - have deployed their network and are either incapable of making it work or don't care. 
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Wi-Fi Troubleshooting: Evidence for a Wi-Fi Review: Pt 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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Introduction to Cisco Smart Licensing

It’s probably fair to say that most of us don’t enjoy dealing with any kind of licensing fulfilment 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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Wireless as a Service

Wireless (or Wi-Fi as we all call it) is ubiquitous. It's everywhere - we consume Wi-Fi at home, at the office and with guest services when we're out and about. The need to provide Wi-Fi is clear. How you fund that Wi-Fi install is a different question. Would it be useful to be able to lease your Wi-Fi installation? An evergreen model of support and[…]
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Cisco Smart Licensing

Cisco Smart Licensing is a cloud based service that enables organisations to manage their licences from one central location, allowing dynamic allocation to all supported end devices.
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Top 5 Digital Healthcare Trends

  Healthcare is a very fast moving industry. It has to be - there's constant new innovation as research brings through new and exciting developments. The way in which digital healthcare is likely to evolve over the next five years is difficult to predict. This blog will walk though some key ideas, as some useful discussion points.
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Wi-Fi Design and the Cinema Story

Wi-Fi works with radio waves. These are similar in nature to sound you can hear (not exactly, but let me have a little artistic licence). Why do you need to have Wi-Fi that works within reasonable RF power bounds? I've come up with a little story to help. Let's translate Wi-Fi in to audio. So here's the story..
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