The Extension of 802.11ax – WiFi 6E

Looking at the trend of devices that are becoming mobile and/or are becoming WiFi capable, it is obvious that WLAN would need more bandwidth and user handling capabilities. There are studies and numbers already out showing a growing need for WLAN infrastructure and the efficient technology to accommodate the new devices and applications. These applicationsContinue reading “The Extension of 802.11ax – WiFi 6E”

Power Save Mechanisms – 802.11ax

Power save is one of the important requirements for mobile devices. WiFi can drain the battery of a mobile device quickly. Hence in 802.11 networks power save management is achieved based on active and doze states of a mobile device. In the active state, the mobile device is communicating to the AP and in dozeContinue reading “Power Save Mechanisms – 802.11ax”

WPA3 and DragonFly (SAE)

Overview:  WPA3 has brought in new advantages over WPA2 in order to overcome issues such as Offline Dictionary Attacks and provide advantages of forward Secrecy. This does look promising to secure existing WPA2 networks that are currently in use. In general, WPA3 doesn’t define new protocols but instead raises mandatory support for existing protocols thatContinue reading “WPA3 and DragonFly (SAE)”

802.11ax – OFDMA

OFDMA is currently gathering a lot of attention in the WiFi community. This is because of the demand for ever-increasing growth of mobile devices, internet, multimedia, and various other services. OFDMA based systems are capable of providing high data rates, efficient sharing of resources, and take advantage of multipath. Already proven its importance in otherContinue reading “802.11ax – OFDMA”

Should an existing WLAN network be upgraded to 802.11ax now?

802.11ax has definitely brought a lot of awesome features making communication more secure, efficient and fast. The type of features and updates in 802.11ax will for sure change the way WLAN works and has been operating till now. Although everything turns out to be good OR rather best with 802.11ax, the question always remains; whenContinue reading “Should an existing WLAN network be upgraded to 802.11ax now?”