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Preparing for 802.11ac

Posted on February 13, 2015 in Articles | by

Is your agency prepared for the next revolution in wireless networking? The traditional wireless networks that served agencies well for the past decade are quickly becoming outdated relics in desperate need of upgrading. Today’s mobile user requires ubiquitous high-bandwidth connections throughout an agency’s facilities.

The advent of 802.11ac wireless networking promises to fill that demand by tripling the speed of existing 802.11n networks. Technology advances over the next few years promise to further increase 802.11ac speed by a factor of four until the technology provides 6Gbps wireless connections, compared to today’s 0.5Gbps maximum. 802.11ac achieves this benefit by leveraging several technical enhancements, including the use of the 5 GHz radio spectrum.

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Published February 13, 2015 in FedTech Magazine

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

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