Category: network

802.11AX NOW CALLED WIFI 6

The IEEE is now adopting new nomenclature for Wi-Fi. Instead of the existing and well know system of 802.11 they are now using a number scheme. 802.11n becomes WiFi 4 802.11ac becomes WiFi 5 802.11ax becomes WiFi  6 Given the new scheme the IEEE hopes to make it easier for consumers to work with wireless …

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WI-FI MOVING TO 6GHZ

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Work is being done to clear 6GHz for Wi-Fi use to add more channels. Many dense urban areas may have as many as 500 access points visible to a mobile phones. Current 802.11n and 802.11ac access points are hard pressed to minimize the interference at the best of times. At present draft 3 of the …

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WI-FI WPA3 SECURITY

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The Wi-Fi Alliance has released a new update to the decade old WPA2. Now WPA3 is available which provides a much needed improvement. WPA2 has a couple of significant weaknesses. First, an attacker can capture an encrypted data stream from your router and then carry out an offline dictionary attack at their leisure. Because they …

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802.11AZ

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The 802.11az is the latest revision for use at 60 GHz. It is still in discussion with the working group as problems with the existing standards are still being analyzed. Group met for 5 timeslots during this week reviewing a total of 17 submissions. SFD (Spec Framework Document): Approved total of 61 new SFD requirements …

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INTEL WIRELESS-AC 9260

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The Intel Wireless-AC 9260 is a new M.2 key A+M 802.11ac adapter. The AC-9260 can reach 1750 Mbps with 160 MHz channels. Intel Thunder Peak 9260NGW 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11ac 2T2R Bluetooth 5 FIPS, FISMA M.2 2230 or M.2 1216 Bluetooth 5 for example will bring larger ranges ( up-to 4x) with high speeds. …

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WIRING THE HOME WITH WI-FI

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The modern 72 bedroom mansion may have several devices all contending for internet access. This is easily managed with a few simple tips. By placing the Wi-Fi boxes on the ceiling of the hallways makes it much easier to install and upgrade over time. With a U shaped hallway for the mansion, placing access points …

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802.11AX

802.11ax is adopting many of the advantages of cellular LTE which has been very  successful in urban areas using frequency division multiplexing. By using smaller channels its enables more aggregate performance. Work on 802.11ax took over 4 years to develop due to the complexities of radio design and digital signal analysis. 802.11ax will be anywhere …

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802.11AH

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This is a divergence from extreme speeds using the sub-GHz band with lower bandwidth and better service in adjacent rooms. It is designed for 900 MHz operation which is an exempt band. The goal is for larger range compared to the 2.4 MHz and 5.8 MHz bands can handle. 900 MHz also uses a lot …

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QSR10G-AX 802.11AX

Quantenna has a new 802.11ax draft chip which also supports 802.11ac wave 3.  802.11ax is the latest IEEE Wi-Fi specification under development and is designed to increase Wi-Fi networks’ efficiency in dense deployments such as multi-dwelling units, food courts and other areas with a high density of wireless users. Key QSR10G-AX Features and Benefits: Integrated AP …

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CISCO CFP-100G-ER4

Cisco CFP-100G-ER4

The Cisco CFP-100G-ER4 is a 100GBASE-ER4 Ethernet fiber adapter at 100 gigabit per second speed. The CFP-100G-ER4 is designed for use at distances of up to 40 km, This is enough to handle metropolitan area networking easily. Urban centers can easily be interconnected with 40km class fiber systems. Fiber uses separate TX and RX links so connections …

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