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What are OFDMA Resource Units in 802.11ax?

By David Coleman, Aerohive Networks. Orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) is a multi-user version of OFDM digital-modulation technology. OFDMA subdivides a channel into smaller frequency allocations. By subdividing the channel, parallel transmissions of small frames to multiple clients can happen simultaneously. A 20 MHz OFDMA channel consists of a total of 256 subcarriers (tones). These tones are grouped into smaller sub-channels, known as resource units (RUs). As…
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Three ways to use network access policies beyond IT security

By Vernon Shure, Ruckus Networks. If you have been following Ruckus Networks for a while, you have probably heard us frequently mention “security” and “policy” in the same breath. In many cases, the two do go hand in hand, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to network access policies. IT policies that govern network access enhance security by limiting access to network resources to…
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WAV Inc. Opens New 26,000 sq. ft. Warehouse in West Chicago

In response to growing demands for additional products, WAV Inc. is excited to announce that their new 26,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility in West Chicago has officially opened. In only a short amount of time, the new warehouse has enabled WAV Inc. to increase operational efficiencies and increase product quantities, resulting in a better purchasing experience overall. Structured to streamline the fulfillment process, customers are…
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Mimosa 2018 Link Up Promo

Mimosa-Link Up Promo

  Curious about Mimosa but unsure where to start? Now is the perfect opportunity to get to know Mimosa and our award winning-product portfolio! With our Link Up promotion going on now through October 15th, 2018, you will receive 2 C5c radios for every qualifying purchase as stated below. With 500 Mbps+ of TCP throughput for point-to-multipoint, or 700 Mbps+ for point-to-point, the C5c delivers…
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2018 WAV Partner Conference Highlights

WAV, Partner Conference,

Interested in reliving the WAV 2018 Partner Conference? Feel free to peruse through this assortment of photos/videos collected throughout the event. Special thanks to our partners again for their support.    

What is a Room Area Network (RAN)?

By Nathaniel Moore, Aerohive Networks. For many years, Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) environments have struggled to effectively manage and secure their network. A fundamental requirement of an MDU (student accommodation, hotels, assisted living facilities etc.) is to provide a secure, isolated network environment for each user and their associated room. The traditional approach has been to provide each room with a unique SSID (Service Set Identifier…
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Skating to Where The Puck Will Be

By Mike Kouri, Aerohive Networks. The apocryphal quote from Wayne Gretsky that formed the title illustrates his winning strategy, which Aerohive shares. Customers choose Aerohive products because they solve today’s problems today, and because they have observed and continue to trust that Aerohive will have solutions for tomorrow’s problems before they encounter them. We understand that wireless connectivity is now a business continuity requirement from most of our customers and that…
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How Do 20 MHz-Only Clients Operate In 802.11ax?

By David Coleman, Aerohive Networks. Much of the 802.11ax draft amendment has been written with Internet of Things (IoT) devices in mind. The radio chipsets used for IoT devices generally need to be low-cost and consume very little power. Traditionally, Bluetooth and Zigbee chipsets have been cheaper to manufacture for IoT devices than Wi-Fi radio radios. However, 802.11ax lays the groundwork for vendors to manufacture low-cost Wi-Fi…
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Ruckus Unleashed: Wi-Fi That Works For Small Business

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By Ruckus Networks.  With few (if any!) IT staff, your small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need a more-than-simple way to get your staff—and your customers connected. But you’ve also got a limited budget. So it’s got to be affordable. Oh, and by the way, it has to be really good Wi-Fi because if it’s not, your customers may not be back. Ruckus Unleashed is a…
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Bridging the Digital Divide with Connected School Buses

Wi-Fi enabled school buses

By Ruckus Networks. It may be 2018, but millions of low-income American households with school-age children still don’t have access to a broadband internet connection. This preventable digital divide has created a “homework gap,” with students from low-income families often finding it difficult to complete their school assignments without a reliable and fast internet connection. Equipping school buses with Wi-Fi  is one way to help students achieve digital equity and enable…
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