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The Impact of WiFi on the Digital Learning Experience
Posted by Erika Hashemi on Jan 11, 2017
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A Mojo Customer Story: Knob Noster School District

Located in West Central Missouri, Knob Noster School District provides a distinctive mix between rural and urban settings. With 1,600 students and 225 faculty dispersed between four locations, Knob Noster maintains a commitment to high-quality education by identifying ways in which technology can be integrated into all functions for their students.

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Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate… Performance and Rogue Detection is Always Better Together
Posted by Sean Blanton on Nov 18, 2016

We all know performance testing is as important a task as any in the WiFi business. We need to know the limits of our access points after all, and it certainly helps you to have all the information at hand to make the most informed decision you can. But performance testing focused soley on speed? Well, while it's important, it doesn't give you all the information you need. Because you, dear reader, are not just upgrading your WiFi for speed. You want all the bells and whistles that come standard with enterprise WiFi platforms today. And you want to turn them all on. And most importantly, you want to know if and how they affect speed.

What are the Realities of WiFi Troubleshooting?
Posted by Sean Blanton on Oct 18, 2016

It goes without saying that WiFi can be, how should I put it, a bit temperamental at times. To be fair, any mode of digital communication that occurs over-the-air is subject to subtle and invisible fluctuations that pop up in the surrounding environment at any time. But when you add on top of that the necessity that WiFi provide an uninterrupted, easy-to-access and (above all else) fast experience, you can begin to imagine the tremendous stress WiFi administrators must feel every day. But imagination doesn’t help us quantify the problem, nor fix it. That’s where a brand new survey by ZK Research comes into play.

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Mojo Cloud Managed Platform Release 8.1.1 — September 2016
Posted by Sean Blanton on Sep 26, 2016

Hello Mojo World! Autumn is fast upon us and as the leaves begin to change (depending on where you are of course) so too does our cloud platform with another great product release. Today I want to highlight two key aspects, each of which represent a significant foot forward towards the future of WiFi, and we are excited to share them with you today.

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The Benefits of a 3-Radio 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point
Posted by Freddy Mangum on Aug 23, 2016

Mojo Networks recently introduced the C-130, a three-radio 802.11ac Wave 2 access point, because our enterprise and university customers demanded more functionality for their WiFi infrastructure. The C-130 is a multi-purpose access point that can dedicate the third radio for an array of functionalities and associated benefits:

Background Scanning is Dead
Posted by Sean Blanton on Jul 29, 2016

It’s no secret that WiFi is becoming the primary (sometimes only) way to access the network in major enterprises, universities, and schools. WiFi networks are seeing growing numbers of devices, and in turn growing traffic of high-bandwidth voice and video applications. You can no longer simply plug in an access point and expect it to maintain strong, reliable connections: you need access points that can dynamically adjust themselves and the clients around them when conditions turn for the worse. But how can an access point do that? Two words: dedicated scanning.

Radio Resource Management That Never Sleeps
Posted by Sriram Venkiteswaran on Jul 16, 2016

RRM (Radio Resource Management) is a collection of techniques in which access point radios continuously analyze the RF spectrum to do the following:

  1. Adjust the operating channel to mitigate co-channel interference.
  2. Adjust the operating power to optimize coverage.
  3. Provide coverage hole protection by automatically increasing the power when neighbor APs fail.
  4. Ensure clients are evenly load-balanced between the APs, between channels, and between bands.
  5. Ensure clients are connected to the best possible access points (address “sticky client” behavior) by steering them to the right access point.
  6. Ensure air time fairness by making sure less-capable clients do not consume excess bandwidth.
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Without Classroom WiFi, STE(A)M Doesn’t Exist
Posted by Rick Wilmer on Jun 27, 2016

Since the introduction of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) movements about 10 years ago, there has been a focus on making sure that our students in the United States receive a great education to stay competitive in a worldwide market.

For me, the STE(A)M movement has a deeply personal connection. My background is in engineering and technology, my degree from Cal Berkeley is in Chemistry, which lead me to a 25-plus year career in technology. My education and career path have been very “left brain” (i.e. logical, analytical) focused. What I discovered over the years is that my “right brain” (intuitive, thoughtful, creative) not only needs a release but that giving that part of my mind regular exercise makes me better at my job.

Why You Need a Tri-Radio AP for the Best Real-Time Application Experience
Posted by Sriram Venkiteswaran on Jun 23, 2016

Last week, Mojo introduced the C-130, the industry’s first tri-radio Wave 2 access point with a 2x2 802.11ac third radio. (In an earlier post, Hemant Chaskar explained the security benefits of a 2x2 third radio.) In this post, I will show how that third radio provides significant performance improvements, especially for enterprises running voice and video over WiFi.

Why Your Access Points Need a Third 2x2 11ac Radio for Security
Posted by Hemant Chaskar on Jun 21, 2016

WIPS monitoring requires scanning all WiFi channels in round-robin fashion to detect threats and vulnerabilities. This scanning can be in one of two forms:

  1. background scanning, in which a radio that provides WiFi access service intermittently scans off-service channels, or
  2. dedicated scanning, in which a radio is dedicated to security and does not provide WiFi access service.

For enterprises that desire strong WIPS security and/or those that deploy real-time applications, background scanning isn’t adequate for the following reasons: