Posts tagged Wi-Fi

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 […]

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, […]

USA: Green light for 6 GHz Wi-Fi – when will Europe follow suit?

The news tickers at technology media companies were overheating last week: The US government agency FCC had unanimously decided to release approximately 1,200 MHz (5925-7125 MHz) of frequency spectrum in the 6 GHz frequency range for WLAN use! That is equally great news for Wi-Fi enthusiasts, tech fans and companies as well. As producers, we are exuberant […]

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.

Think big – Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi 6 in high-density environments

The display at the airport gate shows a delay to two hours—quite a wait until departure. Now the smartphones and tablets are running hot: Video streaming, messenger services, and all sort of apps on numerous devices. Because web users tend to prefer surfing by wireless LAN, large numbers of clients access the airport public Wi-Fi […]

Just 5G from now on? That won’t work!

5G is everywhere you look – all over the media. Though it’s not surprising, as spectrum auctions have been taking place throughout Europe since last year and will be continuing until 2020. Network operators who want to be future 5G players in Germany, for example, had to submit the necessary application documents to the German […]

Just don’t lose control over your Wi-Fi

Be it at work or in your own home: Fast and secure Wi-Fi is pretty much taken for granted these days. When it comes to security, the reality may look very different. Or are you able to keep track of exactly who is in your company network at all times?

Unlikely Twins: Cloud-managed Wi-Fi and Software-defined WLAN

Years back in the early days of wireless LAN technology, Wi-Fi installations were only used selectively. Managing those networks was relatively easy as they often consisted of only one or a few wireless devices. But Wi-Fi quickly became a key technology in connecting devices and people all over the globe

WiFi4EU: Registration started

WiFi4EU funding Wi-Fi European Commission

The EU announced this ambitious project back in mid-2017: EUR 120 million of European funding will help communities across the EU to setup free Wi-Fi hotspots for citizens. The name: WiFi4EU. Now the time has come. Since last week, municipalities and IT service providers have been able to register for WiFi4EU.