What is Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi stands for Wireless Fidelity and is the same thing as saying WLAN which stands for "Wireless Local Area Network." Wi-Fi is a networking technology that uses radio waves to allow high-speed data transfer over short distances. Wi-Fi works off of the same principal as other wireless devices - it uses radio frequencies to send signals between … Continue reading Wireless Communications/ Networking (WI-FI)
802.11ac supplements 802.11n 802.11ac (aka 5G Wi-Fi) is the next step after 802.11n (aka N or Wireless-N, which is currently is the most popular Wi-Fi standard). It's backward-compatible with N, meaning that a 5G Wi-Fi router will support N clients and 5G Wi-Fi clients will also be able to connect to an N router. Wireless-N, … Continue reading 802.11ac Protocol (5G Wi-Fi)
If we don’t know how RF works, we can’t make RF work the way we want it to. A wavelength is the distance between two successive peaks. In simpler words, a wavelength is the distance that a single cycle of an RF signal travels. It is important to understand that there is an inverse relationship … Continue reading Radio Frequency (RF) Characteristics
Most businesses deploy wireless networks to meet the strong employee demands for access anywhere, anytime. Employees claim having greater mobility will allow them to increase their productivity. However, having a Wi-Fi network that is poorly designed will not only frustrate employees, but also result in a decrease in productivity.