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The Basics of Wireless Mesh Networks

The advancement of, and the growing popularity of 802.11 mesh networks is a continuing hot topic among many different wireless groups. This topic is also fueled by the recently ratified 802.11s. Mesh networks often fall short of our expectations; mainly due to high latency and dropped packets. Why they work and why they don’t; the two biggest reasons that wireless mesh networks fail. Continue reading

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Managed Wireless from Design to Implementation

One of our managed customers is a progressive nursing home that cares very deeply about their residents. As with most nursing homes once the resident pays for their care it leaves very little extra from their Social Security check; usually about $40/month. So the nursing home set out to have a wireless network installed that would give their residents internet access. Continue reading

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Would You Like Fries with That Hotspot – Food for Thought

Working in the technology field is always a gamble. You’re always looking for the edge, the next big product and watching market direction. Keeping an eye on customer requests and trying to figure out where to spend your product education dollars. Even with media hype the best products and standards do not always succeed. Often the best of these technological breakthroughs loose out to price or fear of monopoly to inferior products. Continue reading

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