Extreme Networks has added application analytics to its 802.11ac Wave 2 access points, providing the improved speeds of Wave 2 along with the ability to do location-based analytics.
As enterprises look to get greater speeds out of their wireless networks, many are evaluating and beginning to adopt access points that use the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, which allows for a theoretical 6.9 Gbps of connection speeds. But to get greater speeds requires an Ethernet networking architecture capable of supporting it.
Now that 802.11ac Wave 2 products have been on the market for a few months, organizations are starting to deploy the technology. It appears to be a slow start, but one example of a large-scale deployment is the ongoing deployment of Aruba Networks 802.11ac wireless LAN products at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
As more enterprises look to 802.11ac wireless networking products, troubleshooting issues will become more prominent. With that in mind, Fluke Networks Enterprise Solutions is adding 802.11ac support to two of its portable network analysis and troubleshooting tools.
It seems hard to believe, but the 802.11 wireless networking standard is 25 years old as of this month.
Enterprises are confronting a proliferation of mobile devices that are stressing their Wi-Fi networks, often to the breaking point.To help enterprises take advantage of higher speeds offered by 802.11 ac Wave 2 speeds, Xirrus introduced Wednesday its Xtreme Density 2 (XD2) Wave 2 Wi-Fi access point.
Cambium Networks took the wraps off of cnPilot, a new product portfolio of 802.11ac wireless network products that are fully managed from the cloud.
With the proliferation of mobile devices and the ongoing Internet of Things trend, there are more and more endpoints connecting to the network; and according to Chris Spain, vice president of product management for Cisco's enterprise networking group, even as these devices make our lives easier, they're also taxing the network.
As the network continues to evolve, there are always challenges networking professionals face, but with significant changes to network design finding their way into enterprises, the technology challenges today are huge.
The next wave of wireless access points are starting to hit the market. Cisco is among the first to release not only 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points, but also Wave 2-compliant controllers.