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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Wi-Fi and The Problem With RADAR (DFS)

It sounds like a bit of a stretch for most people that Wi-Fi would have an issue with Radar. Microwave ovens are a pretty well known interferer with Wi-Fi in the 2.4GHz spectrum (they generate alerts for interferers, so we know they're there!)
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Cisco ISE: Top 5 Unique Features

Cisco ISE is Cisco’s Identity Services Engine, and it is at the heart of Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture strategy to provide visibility and security in the most demanding Enterprise networks.
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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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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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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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