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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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The Voucher Based Hotspot

A voucher is nothing more than a preselected username and password which is used for authenticating a subscriber. The user name and passwords are randomly generated and generally printed on card stock the size of a business card. This Voucher … Continue reading

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The Free Hotspot

The free Hotspot is what most people associate with when they hear the word Hotspot. Many companies provide this service to their customers, but without fully understanding the ramifications of their actions. Often times small companies grab a wireless router at the electronics store take it to their place of business; plug it in thinking this is great my customers will love it. And their right, customers do love the convenience and have come to expect the service. 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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