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September 1, 2006

 

Essential Wi-Fi:
For those who are new to Wi-Fi networking...
 
Technology and Engineering:
For the engineer and Wi-Fi network administrator...
 

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Questions from our readers...

To Infinity... and Beyond!
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Essential Wi-Fi


 
Technology and Engineering

Choosing a Radio: Comparing RF Specifications

The performance of a few devices is much better or much worse than average. For example, Connect802 has worked with a mesh router that has an amazing receive sensitivity of -106 dBm! We know of another AP that outputs the maximum power allowed by the FCC right out of the box, no amplifier required! On the other side of the scale, we know of some devices with abysmal receive sensitivity. Although performance specifications should not be the first thing on your mind, you should make sure that they meet the performance requirements of your network. Connect802 can help you choose the right equipment for your needs.

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What To Do About Multipath

Whatever the issue, decreasing the distance and obstructions between the client and the AP by relocating the AP or adding another AP will probably solve it. That's not always the preferable solution, but as a last-ditch effort, it usually works, at least up to the point where you have so many APs that you run out of channels and get interference.

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