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5G vs. Wi-Fi: Battle Royale

Every ten years, a new generation of cellular technology arrives. With the 2020s upon us, we're starting to see the deployment of the much-anticipated 5th generation cellular - better known as 5G. It will arrive in advancing waves, with each new update adding features as the decade rolls along. Here's what you need to know about 5G (and what it could mean for the future of Wi-Fi):

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How to Make Better Decisions About IoT Transports

2025 will be a big year for IoT technology, according to Christopher Mohammed, Principal Systems Engineer at Ruckus Networks. "75 billion IoT devices will be connected and $3 trillion will be spent on IoT," he reported at Wi-Fi Trek 2018. 

With the significant rise in IoT use, choosing the right IoT transport can be challenging. "There are so many different transports with specific use cases and designs. Some are good for short range, long range, in-house, urban deployments, offices, carrying large or small amounts of data, etc.," Mohammed says.

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The Wired Wireless-ness of 802.11 Technology

Ah, 802.11. The WLAN technology that we love and use every day. But do you ever stop to think about exactly how you're using this technology and the impact that it has on a WLAN deployment of any size?

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How To Succeed During and After Your Wi-Fi Certification

The world of wireless certifications is vast and at times, confusing. If you've considered getting a certification to elevate your WiFi career, you may have had questions or hesitations like these:

• Which certification is right for me?
• I'm not a good writer. They're going to decline my application because my writing is bad.
• I don't know who I'd ask to endorse or recommend me.
• What do I do after I get my certification?

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2017: A Year in Review

This year has brought a lot of change to CWNP. Here's our look back:

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Modulation Basics

Modulation is defined as the process of manipulating a carrier signal so that it can represent intelligent information. Multiple kinds of modulation exist, but they fall into two general categories: digital modulation and analog modulation.

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The Road to 200 CWNEs

The CWNP CWNE certification saw a greater than 20% growth in the year 2016. This includes only the approved CWNEs as of early November this year. With more applications in the pipeline, this is likely to result in a more than 25% growth rate in 2016 over 2015. Reaching 200 approved CWNEs is a significant milestone for this certification and the buzz in the field indicates a continued increase in growth rate for next year.

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Selecting the Best Antenna

This blog covers information on the importance of selecting the best antenna and understanding coverage patterns.

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CWNP Wi-Fi Trek Conference

Time to Jazz Up Your Wi-Fi Knowledge Before Time Runs Out!

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Tools of the Wi-Fi Trade – Protocol Analyzers – Overview

In this blog, we will talk about protocol analyzers, what they do, why they are important for a network engineer, and which is the best protocol analyzer available in the market today. These are lot of questions to be answered in a single blog, but I will try.

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