All About The Range

While all the talk about new WiFi equipment seems to be focused on the throughput speed — which is often useless because the backhaul is a bigger bottleneck — not nearly as much attention has been paid to ways to increase the range of a WiFi access point. Perhaps that’s because most commercial solutions just aren’t very good. This is a problem that will become less of a big deal over time, but it looks like early solutions just aren’t doing very much to actually extend the range very much of a WiFi access point. Derek had a debate about the poor performance of jacked-up WiFi gear last year, and the linked article confirms his position.

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