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What's The Average WiFi Speed? Hint: It's Higher Than You Think

Posted by James Lay on Sep 27, 2016 6:31:00 AM

Everywhere you go, someone will be complaining about internet speed. In fact, in a certain survey, only 4 in 10 users said they were satisfied with their average WiFi speed. 

This is understandable considering that the digital user is increasingly dependent on the internet to get things done. Whether it’s in the office working or back at home whiling away a weekend, users will always be seen surfing the web on their smartphones, attending a webinar on their PC, or catching up with a movie on their smart TV. All these require stable internet connection.  But sometimes these connections become too slow, making it difficult to comfortably accomplish your online tasks. And that's when all hell can break loose.

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Topics: Wireless Access Points, Wi-Fi Signal Strength, Wi-Fi Bridging/Mesh Network

New Technologies Allow Your IT Engineer To Work Smarter, Not Harder

Posted by Jason Blalock on Sep 20, 2016 6:00:00 AM

For many years -really, the past two decades- trying to design and implement a large-scale network was a herculean task.  It required a high degree of expertise to create in the first place, as well as constant monitoring and oversight from the IT engineer and other staff.  

The problem is, this just doesn't work for many newer businesses looking to grow.  It's no secret that there's a lack of high-level IT expertise in the industry, especially for systems security.   Many growing SMBs and other budget-conscious organizations simply cannot afford the pricetag that real networking expertise demands.  This either inhibits their growth or (arguably worse) forces them to patch together a piecemeal ad-hoc network which will never be sufficiently stable or secure.

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Topics: Adtran ProCloud, Meraki, SD Wan

Meraki Security Cameras Officially Give Meraki the Full Stack

Posted by Justine Shaffer on Sep 13, 2016 7:26:11 AM

Meraki now officially has the “full stack” with their latest product line- Meraki Security Cameras.The new MV Security Cameras are exactly what you would expect from Meraki: sleek, cutting-edge, easy to deploy and cloud-managed. One of the best parts about this surveillance system is that it eliminates the need for complex extra systems such as additional on-premise hardware, standalone software packages, and external recording devices.

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Topics: Network Security, Meraki

Cisco Security Set to Dominate Market Despite Massive Cisco Layoffs

Posted by John Ciarlone on Sep 6, 2016 6:00:00 AM

As Cisco undergoes its biggest leadership change in decades, the question on most people’s minds is: what’s next for the IT security giant? Although the company remains the biggest IT security player owning just over 5.3 percent of the $75 billion industry, the 2016 RSA conference showed that competition in that market could soon become very stiff. The conference attracted more than 600 sponsors, 100 of those being first-time sponsors. What this means is that if Cisco is to retain its position as the industry leader, it needs a serious rethink of its current strategy. 

The company boasts a track record of coming up with the right product just in time to beat off its competition. We saw this with VoIP, wireless LAN, and power over Ethernet. Can they surprise us again?

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Topics: Cisco Equipment, Network Security

Why is Your University WiFi So Slow?

Posted by Jason Blalock on Sep 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Are students, professors, and other faculty complaining about your university WiFi system?  As quickly as network technology is advancing, a network installed just a few years ago might already be bordering on out-of-date.

There are a lot of reasons users may be getting slow speeds.  Let's look at a few of the most common:

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Topics: Wireless Access Points, Wi-Fi Signal Strength

Top Tech Blogs You Should Be Following

Posted by Justine Shaffer on Aug 30, 2016 6:00:00 AM

We like to spread the love here at Hummingbird Networks and provide our readers with as many ways to get their IT fix as possible. That’s why we’ve decided to compile just a short list of some the IT bloggers we follow regularly for you to check out.

What we love most about this list are the differences among each one whether you’re interested in WiFi, security, new gadgets, or need a laugh, this list has something for everyone.

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Topics: Fun

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