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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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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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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Education Campus Technology: Top 5 Future Ideas

In terms of networking, educational establishments are often at the forefront of the technology wave. For Universities, colleges and large schools alike, they have the opportunity to test out the latest and greatest innovations in networking – making the technology work for them, and then reaping the benefits of deploying at scale. 
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Cisco RX-SOP: How to Turn Down the Noise

Cisco RX-SOP is a feature that de-tunes the receive sensitivity of an Wi-Fi Access Points. Essentially what feature is doing is to tell the AP to ignore transmissions it hears below a certain threshold - it's not removing the traffic from the air, but allowing the AP to ignore it and be able to talk over the top of background noise.
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Wi-Fi Troubleshooting: How to Fault Find a Wi-Fi Network

Wi-Fi Troubleshooting is a specialist networking discipline all of its own. Over the years we have dealt with a large amount of bugs in controller code, old drivers on devices, chipsets that can’t roam properly, interference, rogue APs causing interference, incorrectly configured equipment and so on – the list of possible reasons for faults is a long[…]
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How to Build better Hotel Wi-Fi

Have you ever stayed in a hotel and the Wi-Fi wasn't great? I'll bet the answer is an unqualified yes. I've traveled quite a lot for work, which has given me plenty of opportunity to sample the delights of hotel Wi-Fi. It can be a bit of an inconvenience when you're travelling and you can't access your email - when you need to work and have some urgent[…]
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Wi-Fi Channel Power: Not all Channels are the Same

When designing a new wireless network, RF power levels are often overlooked or misunderstood. Depending on the type of deployment, power levels can have a great impact on client performance and reliability.
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Warehouse Wi-Fi - Best Practice

Warehouses have very special requirements when it comes to providing Wi-Fi coverage, for a whole host of reasons. They are a challenging environment in RF terms - there's often high ceilings, lots and lots of metal racking, RF attenuation is constantly changing (shelves filling and emptying, forklifts moving loads around and so on) and small devices[…]
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Improve Wi-Fi Performance: 5 Principles of Elastic Wi-Fi

Elastic Wi-Fi. It’s probably not a term you’ve heard before in relation to wireless and WiFi. I’m going to run through some principles I’ve learnt over a few years in the business to help you improve Wi-Fi performance, but first, I’ll digress...
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