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Improve Your WiFi At Your Business Using Wireless Network Service Tools


We are now living in a modern mobile world. This means regularly connecting to the internet through wireless network service tools using various devices. Most likely, you use Wi-Fi not only when you are at hotels, airports, or coffee shops, but also to connect at your home network, as well. You might even wish to be connected to a wireless network while at the office.

Problem is, Windows does not perform a particularly excellent task of providing wireless network service tools. It may allow you to connect and search for nearby networks, but that is just about the most of it. What would you do if you wish to acquire detailed data about each Wi-Fi network in range, or turn your device into a handy Wi-Fi hotspot, or keep your network safe from public hotspots, or troubleshoot your network? Windows would be of no help. Continue reading

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Does your WLAN planning cover the two primary elements of a wireless network?


Comprehensive wireless network performance assessment and optimization has to cover in detail the two primary elements of a wireless network: its propagation environment and its network devices. The propagation environment is defined by the RF transparency and reflectivity of building materials and objects. The network main device parameters are transmission power, receiver sensitivity and antenna pattern. Using these parameters, the propagation environment is considered separately from the viewpoint of each receiver to determine the properties of the signal path between itself and all transmitters that could affect it. This allows exact determination of the signal to noise + interference ratio for each received signal – this determines the data rate for each transmitter in RF range.

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Key Factors to Wireless Network Performance


Wireless network performance depends on many factors that do not play a role in today’s Ethernet and other wired networks: data rate, signal strength, propagation conditions and interference, to name the main ones. These factors interact in many ways, sometimes in a counterintuitive manner and that makes planning and operational performance management difficult, even with the management tools provided by the main wireless LAN vendors. Matters get even more complicated as users transition to more applications and services that contain more pictures and video: the increased bandwidth demands seem hard to meet, even when adding Access Points.

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