Posts about Wireless

Wi-Fi has greatly improved over the years and last year we celebrated 20 years of the technology in 20 years of Wi-Fi: What did we ever do without it? I moved home several months ago, before lockdown happened. I perhaps naively thought that my Wi-Fi know-how would allow me to move in and get the ball rolling in terms of seamless connectivity across my new home, something I had successfully managed to provide in my previous residence ...

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Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology offering numerous enhancements on its predecessor, Wi-Fi 5 or 802.11ac. The enormous popularity of Wi-Fi technology over the last 20 years has been incredible, where most consumers readily expect most, if not all, shops, bars and restaurants to have it. You might recall that Wi-Fi 6 was developed to primarily overcome network congestion due to the overwhelming population of connected devices, whether that is in the home or in a shopping center, for example ...

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Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on October 04, 2019
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What happened? Did I blink too fast or has 20 years indeed passed since the first 802.11b standard was introduced in 1999?

Yep, I’ve just checked – my “salt and pepper” hairline is testimony to how 20 years have sped along without due care and attention and have surprisingly avoided a speeding ticket. 2019 stamps 20 years of Wi-Fi connectivity and I wonder what did we ever do without it?

Actually, I do remember what we did: We connected our computers and other peripheral equipment over a local area network (LAN) using Ethernet, forming the most essential of computer networks! You may recall that one of the primary reasons Wi-Fi was introduced was to simplify connectivity. More so, when Ethernet cabling proved too troublesome to deploy, Wi-Fi became a wonderful alternative to resolving connectivity in those typically challenging places to reach ...

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Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on December 12, 2018
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I attended Web Summit last month and was privy to the same promises of what the internet of things (IoT) can do – yep, I’ve been hearing the same rhetoric, and seeing the same paperware since working with IoT back in 2010. It utterly frustrates me when I persistently read or hear of “What the IoT can do” rather than “Look, this is what we’ve achieved” ...

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