Posts tagged Wireless LAN

Wi-Fi milestone for the EU: Wi-Fi spectrum doubled

This is an important milestone for business, society and politics: More than 15 years after the last addition to the Wi-Fi spectrum, the EU today released a 500 MHz frequency block in the lower 6 GHz band for license-free use by Wi-Fi. Publication in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU) paves the way for […]

Wi-Fi 6E & Co.: What to expect of Wi-Fi in 2021

The USA has shown us the way—and the rest of the world is hurrying to catch up. So far, Chile, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the UK have approved the 6-GHz band for unlicensed use. A large, new frequency block in the 6-GHz band is opening up in May, in Europe, too. As […]

6 GHz band: The stage is set for Wi-Fi 6E

Around 15 years ago, for the last time spectrum was released for Wi-Fi in Europe. A lot has happened on the wireless market since then: Rapidly growing numbers of Wi-Fi devices such as tablets and smartphones have become a part of everyday life. Wi-Fi is now an indispensable way of transporting data and services and, […]

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, […]

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.

Wi-Fi 6 as a traffic control system for data

Wi-Fi networks are like crowded streets. One vehicle traveling too slowly causes everyone else to jam up. This is a problem many hotspot users will have noticed. Because the only result is horribly slow Internet. The Wi-Fi-6 technologies Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) put an end to this.