Five Ways to Optimize Enterprise Wi-Fi

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Design for Device Count, Not Square Footage

Calculating AP count by area no longer works. Today, it's best to project device count – currently estimated at three per user and growing to more than five in the near future – then calculate the number of APs required from there. Likewise, the days of trying to handle many 10's of devices per AP radio are over. To be able to adequately support voice and video applications, a properly designed network will on average see less than 10 devices per AP radio. Additionally, for even better performance in your Wi-Fi network, limit the number of associated devices per radio to guarantee performance.

Companies rely on Wi-Fi now more than ever to drive operations and ultimately business growth. Whether it is collaborating with colleagues or clients, managing customer success, or accessing any number of business applications and services on the market, companies recognize that when the Internet lags, the business lags.

Therefore, reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi is of utmost importance to companies, as it enables employee productivity. But not all companies understand the ins and outs necessary to make this a reality. Today, enterprises must consider a number of new factors if they hope to deploy reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi networks that meet spikes in traffic and mobile usage. In this slideshow, Dirk Gates, founder of Xirrus, provides five tips to optimize your enterprise Wi-Fi network.

 

Related Topics : Blade Servers, Business Integration, Ethernet, LAN, Network Protocols

 
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