access points

What’s the most suitable channel width for 5GHz?

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If we were to follow the values on the router boxes, the most suitable channel width for 5GHz would be 160MHz, with every other setting pushed to the maximum (including the transmit power). And, while I won’t deny that it’s entirely possible to see a better throughput this way, these overhyped features and inflated numbers … Read more

How to extend WiFi range outside your home?

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It really depends on how much you want to extend the WiFi range outside your home. If it’s a few feet into your small backyard, simply changing the position of the router or adding a cheap extender next to the wall should do the trick. But, if you want to cover a larger area, things … Read more

Do WiFi 6 routers have better range?

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I do get the question of whether the WiFi 6 routers have better range from time to time and my answer is that some do have a better range than the WiFi 5 router, while some don’t. It’s only normal that an expensive new piece of technology will behave better than an old, battle-scarred router. … Read more

Should you change the WiFi AP transmit power?

The correct answer to whether you should change the WiFi AP transmit power depends on the network density and the amount of interference. If you’re in the middle of nowhere, you could have some fun pushing everything to the maximum, but in a crowded area, which includes all cities, you’re going to have a bad … Read more

EnGenius ECW230S Review: One of the best security-focused WiFi 6 access point for SMBs

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The EnGenius ECW230S is currently one of the two WiFi 6 access points that make use of the WIPS and Zero DFS radios to dramatically improve the way the system admin can monitor the network by getting a better understanding of the channel utilization, the live clients and some other network activities. EnGenius ECW230S EnGeniusTech.com … Read more

What are the Beacon Interval recommended settings?

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The usual answer to what are the Beacon Interval recommended settings is to use the default value (100ms). And that’s because it’s a fairly sensitive setting that can mess up the way the network functions (in regards to the connection with client devices and between access points). But then again, you paid for the entire … Read more