Open WiFi Success at OCP Summit 2018
Posted by Robin Jellum on Mar 23, 2018

I have been around the networking business long enough to remember the early days of the InterOp trade show, before it became N+I and the other variants. The two things I remember most about it was laying out a thick Ethernet cable the length of the show for the network backbone, and the excitement that we were part of changing the world.

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your Outdoor Wi-Fi
Posted by Sriram Venkiteswaran on Aug 4, 2015

Great news: you can now have outdoor Wi-Fi that is easier to manage, more secure, and increases revenue.

…And the Meshin’ is Easy
Posted by Dwight Agriel on Jul 29, 2014

As someone who has walked more than a few miles in a network administrator’s shoes, I’m all too familiar with the challenges of configuring and troubleshooting mesh environments. In my last position, as an administrator responsible for 300+ mesh nodes, I know the stress and frustration of dealing with dropped connections along with the other problems associated with mesh environments.

The Growing Prevalence of Wi-Fi Extension with Mesh
Posted by Andrew vonNagy on Apr 21, 2014

Industry professionals have tended to view mesh networking from a “realist” point-of-view as a niche solution to be avoided if possible, and have never considered the technology the most popular of Wi-Fi capabilities. This pragmatism is rooted in the typical negative performance implications of mesh networks. Just a few years ago mesh capability was limited to a few highly targeted products that served niche markets for large-scale outdoor deployments or service provider environments. These solutions typically relied on multi-radio mesh units, which provide frequency separation between uplink and downlink traffic paths as well as between upstream and downstream hops, in an attempt reduce the negative performance impact for high bandwidth backhaul links.

However, there exists a growing market for mesh networking that utilizes single-radio mesh units to provide an extension of network access across limited mesh hops for hard to wire locations.