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Fact check: Mid-range Wi-Fi 5 vs. entry-level Wi-Fi 6 access points

When it comes to local networking and wireless LAN, most people are interested in its speed. With Wi-Fi 6 or IEEE 802.11ax, the next standard for new access points is already on the market. Along with higher data throughput per Wi-Fi client, it promises greater efficiency especially in high-density environments. In theory this is an […]

After the Privacy Shield: Minimizing compliance risks in corporate networks

Privacy shield and compliance risks

There was major excitement in the digital world when the European Court of Justice issued its judgment on the Privacy Shield. After protracted wrangling, the data protection agreement between the European Commission and the USA was declared invalid. This consigned the so-called Privacy Shield to history. As a result, companies are now prohibited from using […]

Troubleshooting made easy – fixing your Wi-Fi

WLAN Anomaly detection LANCOM Systems

Your wireless channels are creaking and crackling. Data packets are transmitting at snail’s pace, or not at all. The 5-GHz band is unusable, and the customer is unhappy. So what’s going on? Interference in your wireless LAN! For an IT admin this can mean troubleshooting their Wi-Fi, a tedious job that eats up considerable amounts […]

5G & Wi-Fi: What matters is the right mix

5G and Wi-Fi LANCOM

Is there a future where 5G replaces Wi-Fi? The higher frequencies of the new cellular standard promise data rates of up to 10 Gbps along with increased capacities, higher data throughputs, and latency times down to less than a millisecond. But while all this is raising great expectations among users and providers of real-time transmissions, […]

Rollout has never been easier

You know how it is: Rolling out large networking projects usually requires the individual configuration of each of the various components such as access points, routers, switches or firewalls. This often takes place on-site at the various locations and branch offices, each one requiring the support of an IT specialist.

Zero-touch deployment

Unpack, plug in, connect, and the cloud takes care of the rest. What sounds like a dream to any network technician or IT admin can actually be a reality when commissioning and rolling out devices on the network. The solution: “Zero-touch deployment“.

VPN – from the home office into the network, any time

LANCOM VPN

As companies around the world are now realizing: A concept for digital working from the home or when on the move is essential for maintaining profitability. Be it a precautionary measure or a strategy in the interest of business continuity management, accessing corporate data, e-mails, networks, servers, telephones and digital services from home and when […]

SD-WAN? For sure!

Imagine a wide-area network, a branch network with hundreds of locations all equipped identically. It could be your favorite bakery up the street, the filling station on the way to work, or the chain store you visit in the evenings. All of these branches and company locations depend on the smooth flow of data at […]

Wi-Fi 6: More power for your network with BSS Coloring

BSS Coloring Wi-Fi 6

The excitement about Wi-Fi 6 is not so much about being faster; rather, the biggest boost comes with the improved efficiency of data transfer with large numbers of clients. A major contributor here is a special method known as Basic Service Set (BSS) Coloring.

Wi-Fi 6: Faster and energy efficient thanks to QAM and TWT

The new wireless LAN standard Wi-Fi 6 is being advertised as bringing the Internet to as many users as possible, but there are other important benefits, too. After all, Wi-Fi 6 makes wireless surfing and working significantly faster. What’s more, a completely new technology means noticeable cost savings due to significantly reduced power consumption.