Two schools in UK turn off Wi-Fi: A few scattered complaints resulted in a school in England and another in Wales turning off their Wi-Fi networks. The lack of evidence of harm appears to be no reason to not disable the networks.
Cisco yesterday announced an Aironet series access point with dual 802.11n Draft 2.0 radios.
The modular Cisco Aironet 1250 Series access point has a modular design with 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz 802.11n draft 2.0 standard radio modules. Cisco says that the AP can deliver "total data rates of up to 600 Mbps". The 1250 is an addition to Cisco's Unified Wireless Network product line and can be deployed in both standalone and "unified" (lightweight AP) modes.
TRENDnet says three of its 802.11ac routers can now be flashed with DD-WRT.
Zyxel has announced its WLAN Controller System, which it bills as the industry’s first "ultra-thin" access point.
The managed WLAN solution includes the NXC-8160 controller and NWA-8500 AP and features what Zyxel calls “channel blanket technology”. Zyxel said the technology guarantees throughput, delivers zero delay roaming, eliminates site survey and channel planning and reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) by more than 40 percent.
The system offloads all functions of the AP to a centralized controller and puts all APs on the same channel, using the same BSSID. Zyxel's "channel blanket" technology prevents the multiple APs on the same channel from interfering with each other. This technique provides zero delay roaming, because roaming no longer requires switching between multiple channels or having to reconnect to each access point. Each AP has two radios, enabling the user to dedicate one channel for voice and one for data.