iBeacon Part 1: What the heck is it?
This post kicks off the iBeacon series that I promised a couple of weeks ago in a blog. Thank you for all the suggestions on the community and in e-mail. iBeacons are exciting because they let you know what you are near. In a restaurant? Have your automatically check you in...
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Why we care iPhone 6 supports 802.11ac
When the iPhone 5 first came out, one of the major disappointments for me was that it didn’t have 802.11ac. Among the many new features in the iPhone 6 is that the Wi-Fi interface has been upgraded to 802.11ac. Why is this important? First up, it’s just plain faster. The...
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iOS 8 upgrades threatening your WLAN? Let AVC...
Wine gets better with age, and so does this video about how Aerohive's AVC (Application Visibility and Control) feature can be used to manage iOS upgrades, and the impact an upgrade onslaught can have on your wireless network. Since iOS 8 is being released today, it's time...
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Oh, No! The Wi-Fi Alliance is almost old enough to...
I remember the first time I saw Wi-Fi in action. Of course, it wasn’t called Wi-Fi then. Back in 1999, it was this cool technology – if you could get $2,000 for an AP and $300 for a card in every client you wanted! If a child had been born in 1999, his or her parents would...
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Blood drive at the Hive
For the past three years, we've teamed up with American Red Cross to host a blood drive here at the Hive. And I have to say, despite the fact that a few people have gotten a bit woozy and/or even fainted, the volunteers keep rolling up their sleeves. Last week Aerohive...
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Aerohive Wi-Fi lets school district deploy...
Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) is a large school district, serving 16,000 students and employing more than 1,500 faculty and staff. When its existing Cisco solution was at end-of-life and desperately outdated, it did not have the budget to adequately...
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iPhone 6 + iBeacons + Wi-Fi: In-store shopping ups...
The main buzz surrounding the iPhone 6 launch has been its bigger size and how great that will be for, say, anyone who takes photos, plays games, or reads email on-the-go. It's time to talk about the real winner: retail shoppers. I don't mean the online variety. I'm talking...
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School district cuts ties with controllers
What happens when a power line is cut at your school and you're facing a network outage across three of your schools? In the case of Carlsbad Municipal Schools, that was the last straw. The IT team had to take a hard and fast look at replacing the Cisco and HP wireless...
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Why we care iPhone 6 supports 802.11ac
When the iPhone 5 first came out, one of the major disappointments for me was that it didn’t have 802.11ac. Among the many new features in the iPhone 6 is that the Wi-Fi interface has been upgraded to 802.11ac. Why is...
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