Posts about Wireless

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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When trouble hits, people use their phones to call for help, check on the status of friends and family or to let those folks know that they are okay. This is a natural first reaction. The problem is that it can interfere with first responder communications ...

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