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When should you switch your Wireless Manufacture?

by Vandana
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When did you last update your wireless access points? Think about this for a minute. The technology has been improving approximately every 2 to 3 years, if you're running a business with equipment in its 4th to 5th year of owning your access point and infrastructure, you're starting to feel some pain.
Let's look at some of the watch points:
  • End Users refresh cycle their equipment in what I call batches, this occurs every 12 to 18 months in a normal enterprise. That means the latest Wi-Fi devices and drivers are coming onto your network but perhaps your access points and network firmware are not keeping pace.
  • Consider your neighbors. We often get called in as soon as a year or so after installation to find the new tenant above or below their floors has a competing Wi-Fi network. This is when we would look at performance improvements and remediation. Doing so extends the life of your access points and deployment.
  • ERP systems: a number of manufacturers and warehouses have started to take increased rollouts of these technologies and have gone from needing an access point in one or 2 locations to everywhere. These facilities can be highly complex for radiofrequency RF design and often require an active survey rather than a paper or predictive survey
  • If you notice something repeatedly wrong with your end point devices, then a review of overall network will be needed rather than replacement.
  • Did you Forget you have Access Points: Wireless Wi-Fi Devices are amongst those appliances that a lot of people install at their businesses and tend to forget about them. (Think of kitchen fridge in the cafeteria, see that's the first time you thought about it in years!). If you are also among those business owners who think that "I'll let my Wi-Fi equipment perform its job and leave it as it is", then it's time to reconsider the whole Wi-Fi network.
    Here are the major reasons that explain why you should switch your wireless manufacture.

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    When is it time to upgrade your Wi-Fi network?

    by Vandana
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    Whenever you think “I want to upgrade my wi-fi network,” you should always ask yourself, “Why?

    Updating your Wi-Fi network to meet today's business needs is complicated and you may be under the false impression that it's just a matter of swapping out old AP’s.
    There’s a great deal more to it.
    So, the real question, “when is it time to upgrade your wi-fi network?”
    Before you decide on upgrading, here are some key questions you must first ask yourself:
    Why am I upgrading?
    Do I use the current manufacture and if not why change?
    What does my Wi-Fi network look like today and how do I want to change it?
    What kind of devices am I supporting, when will that need to change?
    Is my LAN network ready for a Wi-Fi upgrade?
    So, today we are talking about the key indicators to upgrade your Wi-Fi?

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    Partners Say 'The Limbo Is Over' As Arris And Ruckus Execs Promise Post-Acquisition Channel Focus And Growth

    by Super User
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    For Ruckus Wireless partners wondering what the company's future looks like, Arris CEO Bruce McClelland has an answer. "It will look more like it did as Ruckus.”

    Ruckus Wireless was acquired by Brocade Communications Systems [3]in May for $1.2 billion. In November, semiconductor maker Broadcom struck a deal to buy Brocade for $5.9 billion – but immediately signaled its intention to divest the company's IP networking business, [4] including Ruckus. That put Ruckus, a channel favorite, in a sort of limbo.

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