Five Ways to Optimize Enterprise Wi-Fi

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Use Mode Steering in Addition to Band Steering

Band steering is a good start, but you will also want to enable mode steering, or the grouping of like capable devices together on one AP radio. Grouping legacy 802.11a/g devices together on one AP radio, 802.11n devices on another, and 802.11ac on yet another radio guarantees that all stations get optimal performance. Having more radios in your network allows for better segregation of devices by capability, resulting in better 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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