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How Will Target Wake Time Help Mobile Devices And IoT In 802.11ax?

As mentioned in a previous post, 802.11ax adds some exciting power saving enhancements and improved resource scheduling features including scheduled sleep and wake times, which is borrowed from 802.11ah. Let’s dive a little deeper. Target Wake Time (TWT) allows devices to negotiate when and how often they will wake up to send or receive data. […]

What Is BSS Coloring In 802.11ax?

Last week, we looked at the new features that 802.11ax brings to the 802.11 standard. Let’s take a closer look at BSS Coloring this week. BSS Coloring was a mechanism originally introduced in 802.11ah to assign a different “color” per BSS. Why? To increase capacity in dense environments, we need to increase frequency reuse between […]

What Does 802.11ax Change About The WLAN Standard?

Last time, we looked at the goals of the 802.11ax standard. Let’s break down some of the important changes 11ax introduces (in no particular order). First introduced in 802.11ac, MU-MIMO technology theoretically allows the simultaneous transmitting of multiple frames to different receivers at the same time on the same channel using multiple RF streams to provide […]

What Are The Goals of The 802.11ax Standard?

Last time, we looked how at 802.11ax is going to address common Wi-Fi problems. Before getting more into HOW it’s going to do all these things we need to go back to the basics for a minute. As a reminder, RF is a half-duplex medium, which means that only one radio can transmit on a […]

How Does 802.11ax Address Common Problems With Wi-Fi?

802.11n and 802.11ac introduced some great new technology including PHY and MAC layer enhancements that helped achieve higher data rates. In essence, we built bigger highways and faster cars.

How To Pick Which Access Point Is Best For Your Network

Last time, we looked at how 802.11ac has become the industry standard since its ratification in 2014. For the first half of 2018, 802.11ac Wave 2 is the latest option for speed gains, with theoretical bandwidth over 1 Gbps. However, towards the middle of 2018, a new standard — 802.11ax will be released that focuses […]

Introducing Industry’s First Family of Enterprise 802.11ax Access Points

Abby Strong, VP of Products & Marketing and David Coleman, Aerohive Product Evangelist and CWNE#4, introducing industry’s first family of enterprise 802.11ax access points. Aerohive intends to deliver three new models in mid-2018. The new 802.11ax Wi-Fi access points – AP630, AP650, and AP650X – are 802.11ax-capable as well as being fully compatible with existing […]

Aerohive Announces Three 802.11ax Access Points

When I first became an Aerohive customer in 2012, I knew that I was buying into a platform that was built for the future. By bypassing legacy hardware (WLAN controllers), Aerohive would always be able to stay ahead of the curve with new hardware products and new software. By leveraging a cloud-management platform, Aerohive could […]

What Benefits Does 802.11ax Bring for IT Administrators?

David Coleman (CWNE#4) discusses 802.11ax in this latest video.

Learning About 802.11ax At Aerohive HQ

We enjoyed having our customers and partners join us for a free learning opportunity today. Our guests learned about the upcoming 802.11ax standard as well as how to setup 802.1x security and authentication.