Posts about Wireless Local Area Network

Questions: In what way is Wi-Fi like the Rocky movies? In what way is it opposite? Answers: 802.11 and Rocky are the same in that new versions of each are released one after another in seemingly endless succession. They are opposite because each version of Wi-Fi is actually better than its predecessor. That's only a little snarky and, in any case, odds are against Sly Stallone reading Technically Speaking (but you never know … don't forget the amazing case of actress Hedy Lamarr). Corporate decision makers planning their organization’s 802.11 future have a few things to think about. One is simply sorting out all those versions of 802.11. Everything before 802.11n is more or less obsolete, though plenty of the older stuff is still out there and must be supported. The current stars of the show are different variations of 802.11ac, Wave 1 and Wave 2. Further down the road is 802.11ax, which isn't an issue yet – but is worth keeping in the back of your mind, since it will arrive before gear bought today is antiquated ...
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I know, the title sounds grandiose, doesn’t it? ‘My Life without Wi-Fi,’ and I also know it’s a first world problem, but I wanted to undertake an experiment of sorts. I wondered if I could survive at least three consecutive days without Wi-Fi – to be honest I had initially pondered a week’s withdrawal, but felt that such masochistic torture wasn’t necessary.
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