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Jason Hintersteiner
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There are two types of chess players: Those that surrender when they lose their Queen and those that keep playing. As for me, I never lose my Queen.
There are two types of chess players: Those that surrender when they lose their Queen and those that keep playing. As for me, I never lose my Queen.

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Oversubscription Ratios and the Types of Bandwidth Throttling
When we build networks, we need to allocate the available bandwidth amongst the client device population in, hopefully, a reasonably fair and equitable manner such that all users are happy (or at least not complaining).    We use bandwidth throttling  for t...

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The Emergence of Tri-Band APs
In a former blog post , I discussed the limitations of MU-MIMO and hinted at the pending emergence of a competing technology for high-density deployments, called "tri-band".   In this post, I'll be again comparing the technologies and encouraging the use of...

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Appropriate RSSI for WDS Bridge Links
A customer recently approached me with a question on how much the minimum RSSI should be for a WDS bridge link between two locations in order to maximize data throughput.   (If you don't know what WDS bridging is, see my blog entry on  Wireless Backhaul Bes...

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Wireless Backhaul Best Practices
This blog post provides guidelines
on best practices for configuring and deploying wireless backhaul on Wi-Fi
networks, and goes through the differences between and appropriate scenarios
for client bridges, repeaters, WDS Bridge links, and mesh networks. Th...

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When Do You Trust a Wi-Fi Predictive Model? The Battle of Accuracy vs. Precision
Most non-engineers tend to use the terms accuracy and precision interchangeably, but they are actually very distinct concepts.     Precision is based on the computational power of the software
and the underlying mathematics.  Most mathematical models (such ...

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MU-MIMO is Dead! MIMO and MU-MIMO Explained
The 802.11ac story is quite muddy, somewhat deliberately so by those of us in the business of selling people new hardware, so this blog will try to deconstruct it for general understanding.  MIMO (Multi-In Multi-Out) and MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) are actual...

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Why “Shiny and New” is Bad for SMB Wi-Fi
In our society of the 30-second sound bite, we market our Wi-Fi, as we market most technological innovations, on being shiny and new.   For years, everything in Wi-Fi has been about size and speed – the fastest access point, the most antennas, the largest n...

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Proper Wi-Fi Design and Deployment: Required Even In the Home
As more and more wireless
appliances and streaming media applications permeate the home, the reliability
of the Wi-Fi network as the infrastructure for this traffic becomes critical to
performance.  This is especially
challenging in a multi-vendor environme...

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The Misconceptions of Managed IT Services
Small businesses running on
shoestring budgets often consider IT services as overhead.  While most
rely upon Internet access, Wi-Fi, and shared access to data, they don’t view these
services as part of their core business. Having any or all of these fail fo...

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Best Practices for Managed Network Switches
This blog post provides guidelines on best practices for selecting the right quantity and size of managed network switches for particular applications. Application Guidelines:  Frequently Asked Questions How do network switches work? In the early days of ne...
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