As consumers, we experience every day how important WiFi connectivity is. It’s not a great revelation to say that WiFi availability has become vital to both businesses and consumers alike. Wireless technologies have come a long way since the 1990s, when one of their primary applications was connecting a PC in a telecommuting setup.

Bree Murphy photoToday, with endless types of client devices, we have all come to expect not only an instant connection, but also a fast, reliable, uninterrupted connection on all of our client devices simultaneously. And for enterprise networks, WiFi has become critical in nature. For several years, cabling port counts for traditional local rea network (LAN) equipment has been in decline, leading to a greater reliance on the WiFi network. New connections join the WiFi network daily, which drives the demand for robust WiFi infrastructures.

In this article, we’ll look at trends and forecasts for WiFi deployment, discuss what WiFi 6 is, examine cabling infrastructure design considerations, and review recommendations for installing and placing WiFi access points for optimal performance.

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Cabling Installation & Maintenance - July 2019 - page 14

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Supporting Multi-Gigabit Wireless LAN Systems