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: 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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Software Defined Networking: Explained

There’s multiple challenges in designing, deploying and maintaining a network environment. We can’t go through all these in one blog  - there’s just too many, but in this blog, we’re going to have a quick run though on those that SDN (Software Defined Networking) can help solve. 
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Wi-Fi Phone Dropouts

Today's businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on reliable voice over Wi-Fi services. Correct AP placement and RF design are of utmost importance.
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Cisco SD Access Deployment

At IPTel we've been working on the deployed of Cisco SD Access. This is pretty new technology for most people and so has a bit of mystery to how this is deployed. In this blog, we'll take a look at how a real world deployment of Cisco SD Access looks.
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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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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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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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