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  • VMware one-ups Microsoft with vSphere 5.1

    The race for virtualisation dominance between Microsoft and VMware has become more interesting with VMware's recent release of vSphere 5.1. We obtained vSphere around the same moment as the final release of Windows Server 2012, whose newly included virtual switch and enhanced Hyper-V features were designed to clobber VMware.

  • Six home networking technologies to watch out for

    Most of the tablets, TVs, ultrabooks and smartphones on display at International CES this week ultimately are bound for someone's home, where they'll have to talk to each other. Six major home networking technologies to make that happen will be on display at the show, some of them making significant strides to keep up with the demand for instant information and fun.

  • How much faster will 802.11ac wireless data really be?

    Six months from now, enterprise IT groups will be facing a big change for their Wi-Fi networks: the shift to 802.11ac, which promises wireless data rates that start at 433Mbps.

  • Defcon Wi-Fi hack called no threat to enterprise WLANs

    Enterprise Wi-Fi networks can keep using WPA2 security safely, despite a recent Defcon exploit that has been widely, but wrongly, interpreted as rendering it useless.

  • Five focus areas to keep Avaya in the race

    New Avaya data networking chief Marc Randall has five focus areas in his sights to help the company sell its Ethernet switches, gain market share... and perhaps stave off irrelevancy.

  • High-speed Ethernet planning guide

    Standards-based 40- and 100-gigabit Ethernet switches and routers are starting to show up in enterprise networks, following ratification of the IEEE 802.3ba specification in mid-2010.

  • Sony Next Generation Portable: Hardware

    Not only is it real, but GamePro got some face time with Sony's sleek new handheld. We take a look at what makes the Next Generation Portable tick, and how it stacks up against the PSP.

  • What is 4G? WiMax and LTE don't qualify

    If someone is trying to sell you 4G wireless these days, don't believe them. The truth is, neither WiMax nor LTE (Long-Term Evolution) qualify as 4G (fourth-generation) technologies, according to the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R).

  • A simple guide to 802.1x networking security

    Understanding what the IEEE 802.1x standard is and why you should care means understanding three separate concepts: PPP, EAP and 802.1x itself.

  • A guide to ARP spoofing and WPA2

    AirTight Networks says it's found a weak point in Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), the mainstay of enterprise Wi-Fi security. But has it? Security expert Matthew Gast says the attack seems to be a familiar ARP spoofing exploit that works as well on wired as wireless LANS. If so, it can easily be contained.





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What to expect from 802.11AC

The extensions of the physical-layer wireless techniques pioneered in 802.11n which make up the final 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard will have a considerable impact on enterprise wireless LANs (WLANs). Use of multiple antennas will give increases in the amount of wireless bandwidth in a cell, improving throughput and giving crucial capability in environments that serve high densities of Wi-Fi clients, such as stadia and other large public venues. This trend will also vastly improve the reliability of Wi-Fi connections, making it easier to provide Wi-Fi coverage around physical obstructions like elevator shafts and stair wells.
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The network impact of 802.11n

802.11n enables significant productivity benefits for mobile computing, while opening up new wireless applications.
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802.11n Access Points and Power over Ethernet: Key Considerations

Farpoint Group Technical Note - The problem with current PoE technology, is that a very limited amount of power is available in compliant implementations. The idea of powering a .11n AP via .3af, however, has been met by a justifiable level of scepticism. We recently jumped at the chance to test a product that claimed to be able to accomplish this feat.
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802.11n Access Points and Power over Ethernet: Key Considerations

As we have noted before, IEEE 802.1n is the only wireless-LAN (WLAN) technology that matters today. The outstanding improvements in rate, range, and price/performance now being seen in both residential/SOHO-class as well as enterprise class products, as demonstrated by our own testing, have previously led us to conclude that the time to install .11n is now and that waiting will only result in an investment in last year?s technology.
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Wi-Fi Location-Based Services

802.11 wireless has truly blossomed in the past decade, moving from a technology that was primarily a productivity enhancement for verticalized industries to one now pervasive in the modern technology-aware society.
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