How fast is the wireless network?
Description: How fast is the wireless network? The speed of a wireless network depends on several factors. First, wireless local area networks (WLANs) feature differing levels of performance depending on which Wi-Fi standard they support. 802.11b WLANs offer maximum theoretical bandwidth of 11 Mbps. 802.11a and 802.11g WLANs offer theoretical bandwidth up to 54 Mbps. (In […]
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Best Practices for Configuring Wireless Routers at Home
Description: Introduction With the start of the academic year, a lot of folks are moving in to new houses or apartments off-campus and setting up their own home Wi-Fi wireless routers. With the increased numbers of these wireless routers and the increased coverage ranges associated with newer Wi-Fi equipment, it’s important to review a number of […]
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Do Wi-Fi networks represent a serious health risk?
Description: Do Wi-Fi networks represent a serious health risk? No, unless you’re online playing World of Warcraft 24 hours a day. To date, no health risks have been found or verified in association with these specific radio frequency fields. Certified manufacturers of Wi-Fi equipment ensure that their products operate under international guidelines found in radio frequency […]
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Campus Network Connectivity and Speeds
Description: The UNC-Chapel Hill data network currently supports over 40,000 users with approximately 100,000 connected devices seen on a daily basis in over 300 buildings with a minimum of gigabit interconnectivity between buildings. The core routing architecture consists of a redundant infrastructure with 40 Gbps interswitch connectivity and multiple 10 Gbps links to redundant border routers.¬†From […]
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