November 26, 2012 11:56 AM
The 802.11ac wireless standard will be ratified in 2013, and pre-standard consumer hardware is on the market. Follow these five steps to prepare now for the day when 802.11ac comes knocking.
November 19, 2012 13:09 PM
Cisco’s $1.2 billion acquisition of competing WLAN vendor Meraki has me worried that Meraki’s top-notch tech support and customer responsiveness will get lost inside Cisco’s big-network culture.
November 14, 2012 11:17 AM
Xirrus will add deep packet inspection to its wireless arrays to let administrators prioritize, block or limit bandwidth based on specific applications. Xirrus’ claim to be the first WLAN vendor to do so don’t ring true, but it’s still a good idea.
November 13, 2012 20:28 PM
Despite impressive advances in WLAN technology, a small number of wireless devices drag down performance rates and irritate network engineers.
October 29, 2012 10:58 AM
Today's WLANs are jam-packed with engineering whiz-bang, from antenna technology to proprietary tweaks under the hood. Now a new approach, called Coded TCP, may yield even more amazing results.
October 22, 2012 16:21 PM
Motorola has released a computing platform that straddles the juncture of science-fiction and real-world technology.
October 11, 2012 20:00 PM
Can't wait until next year to buy 802.11ac products? Xirrus hopes to snag eager customers with a preorder program.
October 01, 2012 09:54 AM
BYOD isn't just about security and policy enforcement. Smartphones and tablets affect network resources, too. Here are some tips on IP management, subnet sizing and WLAN design.
September 17, 2012 10:34 AM
Users want their iPhones and iPads on the network. That means dealing with Apple's Bonjour protocol. Aerohive's Bonjour Gateway is a scalable workaround--and now it's free.
September 11, 2012 12:28 PM
Wireless networks have changed in a big way in the past 10 years. Take a look at how it used to be, and how Big Wireless has changed wireless networking.
September 04, 2012 09:31 AM
Fluke Network's new AirMapper tool will help network admins tackle wireless support--as long as they use Android-based devices. But what about iOS devices?
August 27, 2012 10:41 AM
Sure, BYOD is a hot topic--but you don't have to allow it. If you do, though, here's why determining your policy should be the first step to BYOD management.
August 17, 2012 15:26 PM
Graphical planning tools and predictive utilities are demystifying wireless network design. But you still need to know how to set up different antennae. Learn why.
August 08, 2012 10:23 AM
GPS units have become standard for driving, geocaching and other outdoor activities. But what about indoor navigation needs, like tracking merchandise and engaging customers? Learn who's using and offering location services.
July 26, 2012 09:45 AM
Novell's new ZenWorks Mobile Management aims to help enterprises manage their own devices and BYOD policies. Here's a look at what it offers, and where it may fall short for some.
July 20, 2012 10:16 AM
Meraki's new code release includes the Air Marshal security module as well as several other features. If you're new to managed wireless, however, here are some things to note.
July 13, 2012 09:00 AM
College campus users are increasingly looking to use Apple TV and AirPlay in the classroom, but to really embrace the products, they'll need to bid adieu to the Bonjour protocol.
July 09, 2012 11:43 AM
Vendors are introducing 802.11ac products--are you ready for the wireless standard? Here's what you need to know.
June 26, 2012 09:00 AM
Aerohive's HiveOS is now integrated with JAMF's Casper Suite to ensure that Apple iDevices are properly configured. But what's behind the company's entrenched interest in Apple integrations?
June 19, 2012 16:44 PM
ShoreTel Mobility is a new app for iDevices that can turn smartphones into full-featured office phones. Our blogger dives into the cloud UC option.
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