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Wi-Fi: The Great Enabler

You’ve just done your weekly grocery shop, you unload your car and prepare yourself for the trans-Siberian like journey that will take you from the car to the fridge. You brave the treacherous conditions with your supplies in hand, feeling the intolerable ache from the plastic bags digging into your...

How to block BitTorrent servers from infiltrating school WLANs

Notes from the field: In this blog, Principal Systems Engineer Jeff Haydel writes about how Aerohive AVC was used by a school to both discover and block BitTorrent servers from peer-to-peer file sharing on its WLAN. As a Field Systems Engineer I am provided the privilege to interact with our gear...

Simplifying onboarding and management of mobile devices

At the end of 2013 there were more mobile devices than people on earth, or so says SAP, according to an article from earlier this year, 50 Incredible WiFi Tech Statistics That Businesses Must Know.  Let’s think about this for a second. That means more than 7 Billion devices are currently connecting...

Why is iBeacon important?

Note to readers: I’m writing a series about iBeacon. This is a good first post in the series, explaining why it’s important, and trying to blend it in with "wireless expertise." Over its history, Wi-Fi has continually reinvented itself so that it is intimately related to many other developments in...

IDC: Time to rethink enterprise WLAN architecture

Today's corporate networks are becoming increasingly complex. With increased mobility and Internet usage, virtualized applications, cloud services, data backup from distributed sites, and security and application updates, the network handles more tasks than ever before. The growing number of network...

How to secure Internet of Things devices on a Wi-Fi network

In this connected age, the newest threat facing enterprises isn’t the fastest, most fabulous new smartphone or the coolest powerful laptop.  It’s the printer. Or the wearable in your employees’ pockets, the smart light fixtures, or even the badge access system.  More and more devices are connecting to...

World Cup Wi-Fi – Is your network ready?

The World Cup is a fantastic global event that simultaneously sparks great rivalry and togetherness, and while we embrace the magnificent atmosphere that is created in the office, at school, etc., organizations must consider the impact that user behavior can have on the network during this time.  Nobo...

Top 3 Wi-Fi things I’ve learned as an Aerohive customer

March of 2014 marked two years into my Aerohive Wi-Fi deployment and I wanted to take a moment and recap some of the things I've learned along the way. 1) Aerohive Provides a Future-Proofed Wi-Fi Architecture The first time I learned about controller-less Wi-Fi, I immediately knew that it was the only...

How schools use Wi-Fi to improve classroom experience

With the adoption of mobility accelerating in schools, classrooms are undergoing major transformations in their Wi-Fi usage.  Empowered by mobile devices connected to the school network, students and faculty continue to stay engaged outside of school hours. This transformation is having a huge impact...

What is a WLAN controller (part 1)

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a “Controller” is defined as:  Therefore, a wireless LAN controller is a device that directs or regulates traffic on the wireless network and is sold by WLAN controller vendors.  So why does this device exist on WLAN networks and not in a switch or routerenvironment...