Wi-Fi 6: Q&A

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06.2020

Wi-Fi 6: Q&A

What is Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE802.11ax)? How does it compare to Wi-Fi 5 (IEEE802.11ac)? Will older phones connect to Wi-Fi 6? The post combines the most frequently asked questions about Wi-Fi 6.

01.2020

Wi-Fi issues: site-surveys and troubleshooting

Recently, we’ve been doing numerous site surveys and verification of Wi-Fi deployments in offices with more than 50APs per office in a managed setup (meaning that the APs are under the supervision of a wireless controller). In this post, I’d like to sketch an overview of the encountered issues and improvement suggestions.

06.2019

Why Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE802.11ax) will be different than previous Wi-Fis?

The AP schedules the transmission according to the actual needs, and nobody wastes time on waiting and on collision. So, we end-up having the system that: is more robust towards low latency services; is more spectrally efficient; allows for actually use some QoS profiles; and coordinates the use of spectrum.

01.2019

Wi-Fi Generations – new naming convention for WiFi

Wi-Fi Generations affect not only new releases, but also refer to the past amendments. Currently Wi-Fi Alliance has defined 6 generations. Each step is significant improvement in network performance and security. No more minor version changes that can cause only confusion.

09.2018

Step in another direction in Wi-Fi? IEEE 802.11ax (High Efficiency WLAN)

The 802.11ax brings important features, focusing on network capacity, latency and range. High data rates are still in the picture, but rather in the background. Introducing OFDMA and using MU-MIMO allows AP to schedule data for multiple users simultaneously. This way, latency can be greatly decreased. With the new colors of the channels, frequencies can be spatially reused.

08.2018

Wi-Fi Radio Configuration & Measurements

This post discusses selected practical aspects of Wi-Fi systems including: explanation of some parameters and factors that the network performance is impacted by; showing how to configure some of the parameters them using CISCO Wireless LAN Controller; presenting simulated scenarios to show some examples of radio measurements.

 

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