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Beef Up Your Wireless Infrastructure

We have recently upgraded one of our campuses with XN4 wireless devices to help support the several student netbook mobile carts being used. It was important to find a wireless solution that can sustain “wire-speed” connections to a dense area of mobile users. The XN4 differs from your traditional access point because it contains 4 integrated access points with the ability to channel bond to provide up to 300Mbps bandwidth for users. The wi-fi array will load balance your 1:1 classroom intelligently amongst the 4 radios and will coordinate with other XN4 devices in the network without the need of a separate wireless access controller. The XN4 operates in a/b/g/n frequencies with a maximum bandwidth of 1.2Gbps. Xirrus offers four different models with XN16 being their flagship wi-fi array which integrates 16 access points on single device to support a maximum bandwidth of 4.8Gbps. It is important to note however, that if you use the Xirrus product, that your mobile devices support all abgn frequencies. Another recommendation if possible, is to provide a gigabit ethernet connection instead of 10/100MB to the XN4. We cannot wait to test these beefy wireless devices with students ready to pummel it with packets. Reviews will come on the second posting.  http://xirrus.com/

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  1. mike
    April 25, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Hey Howard,
    looking at xirrus for our install, how have they worked out for you? any good/bad things to say for them? How is the management/threat detection/security console?
    anyway i could get your email for a more indepth chat?

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