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Recommendations to handle performance deterioration in WLAN

South West State University installed a series of four Wi-Fi omni-directional APs (access points) spread across the ceiling of the main floor of their library. The main floor has several large, open areas plus two dozen or so small offices spread around the outside walls. The WLAN worked well for one semester, but now more students have laptops with Wi-Fi built in, and performance has deteriorated significantly. What would you recommend that they do? Be sure to support your recommendations.

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The first thing to notice is that we are not told what standard was implemented, so the one way to improve circuit capacity of our access points is to upgrade to the fastest available technology - currently 802.11n. The faster speeds and greater range ...

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Brief discussion of WLAN performance and how to improve it.