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Welcome to Tomversations! This episode dives into a new hot topic – the announcement of 6 GHz and the differences between Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E and why it might affect you as you look at your next access point purchase.
Authenticating to wireless networks should be fast and easy. In order to make that work, you need to build out the infrastructure to make it happen. Tom Hollingsworth takes a quick look at how Cisco is using their OpenRoaming technology to do just that.
5G is going to change the branch as we know it. But what happens when your branch office is sending more data than it should? How can you deal with the bill for overages? Tom Hollingsworth looks at Cradlepoint’s NetCloud platform and how it can help you manage your data usage with the help of machine learning.
Does your troubleshooting toolkit have a lot of unitasking devices? What if you could replace them with something that does all the work you could want? And what if that device was green? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at NetAlly’s EtherScope nXG to see how it can help fix your wired and wireless network in one shiny new package.
Is Netflix going to ruin your network? Maybe you should limit the ability of your guest wireless users to pull down HD movies in the waiting room? Jim Palmer has other ideas though. He’s got a great post (with lots of graphs) about why rate limiting Netflix and other streaming services is doing you a disservice.
Your snapshots are just points in time. They need to tell a story to make sure you’re using them effectively. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Metageek’s new Rampart cloud service and how it can help those pictures of your wireless network proudly gleam as you work with your team to troubleshoot issues.
It’s a game of hide-and-seek with wireless access points. Check out how Ian Beyer manages to provide service with a little bit of secrecy!
Redesigns in wireless are done more for compulsive than technical need. When a new access point comes out, the entire wireless network doesn’t need a redesign, other than to satisfy the need to tinker for those managing them. We discuss if and when a redesign is actually needed, why you need to consider what’s driving your wireless refresh in the decision, and how to put a monetary value on defining a “pointless” redesign.
Does your home wireless network run a little slow? Do you wish you could find a way to improve it without buying new hardware? Ian Beyer has some tips and tricks for you here.