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The promise of 802.11ax – What should we expect?
Posted by Jatin Parekh on Jun 18, 2018
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What is new in 802.11ax
802.11ax promises a lateral progression of the WiFi standard. Until now, all new WiFi specifications were focused on improving the peak data rates. 802.11ax takes a side step and promises higher efficiency rather than higher peak rates. It promises to improve the total throughput in a cell and deliver more data to the clients rather than try to improve the speed at which the data is transmitted. 802.11ax features will be available in 2.4 GHz band as well (as opposed to 802.11ac which was available only in 5GHz).

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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.