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Wireless alliance: You might want to move some access points for Wi-Fi 6

The Wireless Broadband Alliance’s advice for enterprise use of the upcoming Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard covers AP placement, spectrum and planning.

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Juniper’s Mist adds WiFi 6, AI-based cloud services to enterprise edge

Mist, a Juniper Networks company, has rolled out an artificial-intelligence, cloud-based appliance and a WIFI 6 access point aimed at helping users roll out smart, high-density wireless networks.

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Extreme targets cloud services, SD-WAN, WiFi 6 with $210M Aerohive grab

Extreme buys Aerohive’s wireless networking technology – including its new WiFi 6 gear – SD-WAN software and cloud-management services.

Can 5G replace high-speed Wi-Fi in the enterprise?

A TECH(talk) interview with Analyst Jack Gold about corporate use of 5G wireless – including IoT – the U.S.–Huawei dispute over the technology and how soon to expect services to be available

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When to use 5G, when to use Wi-Fi 6

5G is a cellular service, and Wi-Fi 6 is a short-range wireless access technology. Each has attributes that are useful in specific enterprise roles.

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HPE’s CEO lays out his technology vision

In an exclusive interview, HPE CEO Antonio Neri unpacks his portfolio of technology initiatives, from edge computing to tomorrow’s memory-driven architecture.

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Cisco warns WLAN controller, 9000 series router and IOS/XE users to patch urgent security holes

Cisco says unpatched vulnerabilities could lead to DoS attacks, arbitrary code execution, take-over of devices.

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Juniper grabs Mist for wireless AI, cloud service delivery technology

Juniper's $405M buy of Mist brings with it WiFi technology and a significant Cisco-pedigree

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Wi-Fi Mesh: What to know about enterprise mesh networks

Wireless mesh networks can be a fit for enterprises that need connectivity in settings where it's hard to run cable, outdoor areas, and rented spaces or temporary locations

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What is WPA3? And some gotchas to watch out for in this Wi-Fi security upgrade

The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced the first major security improvement to Wi-Fi in about 14 years: WPA3. The most significant additions to the new Wi-Fi security protocol are greater protection for simple passwords, individualized...

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What to expect from Wi-Fi 6 in 2019

802.11ax, now called Wi-Fi 6, will start being adopted in earnest in 2019, making wireless networking simpler and boosting capacity of each Wi-Fi access point.

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Wi-Fi site-survey tips: How to avoid interference, dead spots

Here's how properly executed site surveys can make for better performing Wi-Fi networks by dealing with potential frequency conflicts, blocked signals and more.

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5 best practices to boost Wi-Fi performance

Wi-Fi experts share best practices for establishing and maintaining optimal WLAN performance.

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Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you

The Wi-Fi alliance has changed the naming scheme for Wi-Fi standards, abandoning the 802.11 designations for simpler names like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4, etc., but that may gloss over some of the finer points of the old IEEE system.

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Kiss Apple networking goodbye

Maybe Wi-Fi and backup hardware just isn’t sexy enough for a company with its headquarters in a flying saucer.

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Network World's searchable glossary of wireless terms

From amplifier to wireless network topology, find concise definitions of wireless terminology

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IoT could help at-risk seniors

A chain of Ontario-based retirement homes is looking to add sensor bracelets to its Aruba Wi-Fi networks, internet of things devices that will track whether residents are starting to wander away from the facilities so staff can...

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Cisco, Verizon take Information-Centric Networking for a real-world spin

A recent demonstration by Cisco and Verizon showed that ICN could hold benefits for 5G networking, gathering IoT data and boosting security.

What is 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), and what will it mean for 802.11ac

802.11ax is the emerging Wi-Fi standard that will likely displace the current 802.11ac standard with higher throughput and overcoming poor performance in crowded environments.

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