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7signal’s WLAN Performance Tools: Intriguing But Expensive

Lee Badman writing for Network Computing discusses WFD5 sponsor 7signal:

If no one’s complaining about your wireless network, it must be fine, right? Maybe not. Whether you really know how well your WLAN is performing comes down to the quality of your tools. A company called 7signal wants to give you a new way of looking at your wireless environment.

The 7signal framework is essentially a diagnostic overlay for existing wireless networks. It continuously gathers RF-level information in a given area to help administrators identify problems before users notice them. Though I’ve yet to lay hands on 7signal’s products, I’ve had a number of briefings with its senior technical team and sat in on the 7signal presentation at the recent  Wireless Field Day 5  event in San Jose.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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