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What's so great about WiMAX

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jul 14, 2021 10:39:00 AM

The Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, known simply as WiMAX, is a technology that is often overlooked as an option for wireless connectivity. In this article we’ll shed some light on this often-misunderstood technology and how it can be used to benefit your business in various applications.

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Topics: Wireless, Productivity, Wi-Fi, IoT

Wi-Fi 6 is here and it's impressive

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 30, 2021 10:46:00 AM

By Brian Van Meter, marketing manager at Grandstream

Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, was released in 2019. It has only now begun to see mainstream adoption as the go-to Wi-Fi standard for Wi-Fi manufacturers and businesses alike. Although it may be more expensive, Wi-Fi 6 access points deliver key advantages over Wi-Fi 5. 801.11ax performs up to 4x better in denser environments than its 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) counterpart. Wi-Fi 6 is also designed to better manage multiple types of Wi-Fi devices that are simultaneously connecting to an access point. Lastly, according to chip manufactures, Wi-Fi 6 delivers up to 3x faster performance.

There are two major Wi-Fi 6 features that make all of this possible: MU-MIMO and OFDMA.

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Topics: Grandstream, Trends, Wi-Fi

LTE technologies at the service of WISPs

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jun 2, 2021 10:42:00 AM

Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) have traditionally relied on the use of Wi-Fi technologies that leverage unlicensed frequency ranges of 2.4 and 5 GHz, along with all of the legal limitations that come with them. Recently, however, additional connectivity options have been made available and much more affordable to WISPs. Among those options is the use of Long Term Evolution (LTE) solutions. In this article, we examine how WISPs can use LTE for their networks, which was a topic of particular interest at WISPAMERICA this year.

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Topics: Wireless, Trends, Wi-Fi, regulations, WAN technology

VoIP over cellular data networks

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 23, 2020 10:48:00 AM

Now that working from home and dispersed workforces have become the new norm, connecting employees’ or company-issued smartphones to the enterprise IP PBX offers several advantages, including the ability to reach employees via their direct inward dial (DID) landline numbers, even though they are physically off-premise.

The technology that enables this is called VoIP over cellular data networks. In this article we detail how to enable it, the advantages of doing so and some potential issues to watch out for.

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Topics: OTT VOIP, IP PBX, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Mobility, mobile, Wi-Fi, Unified Communications

Why you need Grandstream’s GWN7630 & GWN7630LR APs in your Wi-Fi deployment

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Feb 5, 2020 10:39:00 AM

Grandstream, a leader in SIP communication solutions, emerged into the networking solutions space in the fall of 2016 with a new line of Wi-Fi devices. As Grandstream has upgraded firmware, implemented new features and added new products to this line, it has proven to be a mainstay product category for Grandstream and we are excited to review two of their new access points, the GWN7630 and GWN7630LR!

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Topics: Grandstream, Product Review, Wi-Fi

How to optimize your Wi-Fi network for VoIP

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 11, 2019 10:47:00 AM

Many administrators resist implementing VoIP over Wi-Fi, often citing security and quality concerns. The truth is that if implemented correctly, voice can be safely and reliably deployed on a wireless network. This article examines some best practices for optimizing voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi).

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Topics: VoWi-Fi, QoS, Wireless, Network Security, Network Design, Wi-Fi, Unified Communications

Common Wi-Fi security threats and how to mitigate them

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 21, 2019 10:49:00 AM

Wi-Fi itself should not be feared as a technology susceptible to network attacks; it is a flawed implementation that should be feared. Because of the nature of the technology, Wi-Fi signals can be easily intercepted by any wireless device within range. Nevertheless, with the proper security precautions in place, these intercepted signals become useless to even the most determined attacker. By employing industry-standard security measures, Wi-Fi becomes an enterprise-grade high-performance solution suitable for almost any application.

In this article, we examine the the most pervasive threats to Wi-Fi networks and the best ways to mitigate them.

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Topics: Network Security, Wi-Fi, firewall

Network design strategies for optimal Wi-Fi performance

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jul 31, 2019 11:15:00 AM

Whether you’re preparing to deploy a new wireless network or upgrade an existing one, understanding wireless network design and deployment strategies is essential. In this article, we describe some strategies and best practices for getting the most out of your Wi-Fi network.

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Topics: Network Design, Wi-Fi

Know your stuff: Wi-Fi fundamentals

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jul 10, 2019 10:53:00 AM

Knowledge is power! That’s why at TeleDynamics, not only do we offer exceptional products and white-glove customer service, but we also share principles pertaining to telecommunications technology with you to help equip you to offer the highest-quality service possible to your customers. In this article we explain the fundamentals of Wi-Fi, so you can have an in-depth understanding of the different deployment scenarios and options.

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Topics: Wireless, Network Design, Wi-Fi, IoT, regulations

Base your telephony network on Avaya J series phones

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on May 29, 2019 10:46:00 AM

Product Review

Avaya’s J series phones offer a wide range of options with four models to choose from. From the entry level J129 through to the high-performance J179, these phones are ideal for fulfilling the needs of virtually any enterprise user. The range of features that the J series phones deliver are sufficient for most businesses to base their entire telephony networks solely on these devices. This greatly simplifies implementation, maintains a consistency across the network, and allows you to take advantage of some of the most advanced features these phones provide.

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Topics: SIP Phones, VoIP, Product Review, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Avaya

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