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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 technologies, it can only deliver the promised gains if a careful migration strategy is put in place. Things like site surveys, antenna tuning, and channel selection are as important as in previous WiFi deployments, and should not be overlooked if your organization is thinking of going the way of AX.

Download our free Site Survey Best Practices White Paper to learn more about Wi-FI planning and deployment.

Author Bio –
Product Manager – Wireless

Julio Petrovitch is a product manager at NetAlly, plus a certified CWNA/CWAP/CWDP/CWSP. He’s worked with network design, testing and validation for more than 15 years. Throughout he’s career he has had the opportunity to work with multiple networking technologies, including POTS, DSL, Copper/Fiber Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and BLE.