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Found 3 articles for the topic: Network Performance

PoE Defined and How to Avoid Common Issues

PoE “Power over Ethernet” has become a very common technology in today’s enterprise environments. As the demand for PoE increases, the demand for increased power goes up as well. The current standard of 802.3bt provides up to 71W. It’s important to validate that the expected Power is being supplied by the PoE.Today, PoE is powering many mission critical devices, including VoIP systems, Wi-Fi netwo....Read more

I Want to Upgrade to 802.11ax. Can I Just Buy and Install Some APs?

There is an important migration path if your organization is considering the implementation of 802.11ax. With this new wireless technology, the benefits are huge in terms of user capacity and bandwidth per user. However, these gains can only be realized if 802.11ax is properly implemented. It’s not as simple as just buying APs and lighting them up.While 802.11ax can co-exist with older technologie....Read more

Understanding PoE Terminology

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that enables Ethernet cables to carry electrical power to devices such as Wi-Fi access points, IP cameras, VoIP phones, signage, and other networked devices along with data. Before the advent of PoE (circa 2003), outlets and external power adapters were necessary to power these devices. PoE uses two or four twisted pairs in a standard Ethernet cable to sup....Read more