Monthly Archives: July 2015

7 07, 2015

Wireless Network Installation Tips

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When building your wireless network some basic installation techniques and rules must be followed to ensure optimal performance. The bullets below outline some of the basic steps that are required for a successful installation.

7 07, 2015

WIFI Channels

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We've long been pretty comfortable with TCP/IP networking down to the bit level, but our conversion to 802.11b wireless has been very recent. We love the functionality, of course, but we've been puzzled by how all the pieces fit together. What are "channels"? How does "sniffing" work? What's the over-the-air protocol?

7 07, 2015

Making the Most of Wi-Fi Calling

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Apple’s revelation that iOS 8 would support a form of Wi-Fi calling, the industry has seen a barrage of announcements, even TV commercials, around Wi-Fi calling. Come to find out that many of them are actually existing products and technologies simply re-spun. A deeper dive into Wi-Fi calling’s history and characteristics reveals what is truly needed [...]

7 07, 2015

When Too Much Gain Is A Bad Thing

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When designing a wireless network people often times choose a higher gain antenna thinking this will give them the strongest signal and highest quality WiFi connection. This is true in some cases but in some WiFi applications too much gain is a bad thing. For example say you want to set up a wireless network [...]

7 07, 2015

Upgrade or Extend the antennas on your WiFi access point or router

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First you must identify your wi-fi access point / router’s antenna connector type, and also confirm that the antennas are removable. If you want to extend to an outside antenna then you will need a pigtail adapter cable that would connect to a longer cable that could be run outdoors and then connect to an [...]