Win the War on Buffering
How many times have you been streaming a video to your computer, downloading media, or playing online games when your experience is interrupted by buffering? When you have to keep waiting for your media to load, it can be a big inconvenience and it’s then -- that you know you’re losing the war against buffering.
We want to share four easy tips that will help give you the ammunition you need to win the war of buffering and get the most out of your video streaming or online gaming experience. Read More »
Tags: Buffering, Cisco, Dual Band, Game Console, home networking, Linksys, Powerline, wireless network
By Howard Baldwin, Contributing Columnist
Wireless bandwidth has been on my mind a lot recently. Computerworld recently published my article, Wireless Bandwidth: Are We Running Out of Room?, which led to a stint on NPR’s “To The Point” on the topic. But until I tuned into one of the latest Broadband Breakfast presentations, The Wired Home and Wireless Policy – Convergence Legislation and Consumer Adoption, I didn’t realize that I’d been thinking about wireless in a way that technology people are supposed to avoid: in a silo.
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Tags: broadband, fiber, policy, Service Provider, wireless network, wireline network
Many small businesses opt for wireless networks; they provide the connection you need and are easier and less expensive to set up than a wired network. But that convenience can cost your company in compromised security and lost data if the network isn’t appropriately encrypted.small_business, wireless, wireless network, WLAN, security
Although most wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment comes with many settings preconfigured, encryption isn’t one of them. In this latest installment of Mythbusters, we explain why the encryption protocol you choose—Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)—makes a difference.
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Tags: security, small_business, wireless, wireless network, wlan
In 97 countries around the world, there are now more mobile devices than people. No wonder mobile networks are clogged with massive amounts of new traffic! Mobile operators are struggling with how to provide the mobile broadband experience customers expect, in a cost-effective, scalable, and profitable manner. I believe that Wi-Fi, the “silent sleeper” of wireless access networks, may hold the answer.
The mobile industry is on the brink of a fundamental change. Just think of some recent key developments:
- There has been massive growth in Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, tablets, cameras, and game consoles—and nearly half of network traffic growth is Wi-Fi.
- The number of Wi-Fi access points is also exploding, with more and more free public access.
- At the same time, economic modeling by Cisco IBSG shows that mobile operators can reduce costs and improve customer experience by offloading mobile data to Wi-Fi networks. Read More »
Tags: broadband, Cisco, IBSG, integrated provider, mobile, mobile operators, service providers, Smartphones, wi-fi, Wi-Fi network providers, wireless access, wireless network
Today, at Höganäs North America, the high-performance Cisco network delivers the day-to-day voice and data communications needed for around-the-clock communications and network connectivity that are vital to Höganäs’ staff for not only daily operations but to ensure the safety of their 80 plant employees: activities such as enabling crane operators servicing furnaces to alert nearby teams to help ensure their safety for example.
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Tags: business benefits, Case Study, Cisco CleanAir technology, Cisco Unified Wireless Network, clean air, cleanair, Höganäs, Höganäs cisco, Höganäs networkinhg, LAN, Manufacturing, videolink, wcs, wireless, wireless network, wlan