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WiFi

Wireless LAN

Wireless is a profession. Where the end user establishes the connection with your network, this is where the specialist's intuition comes into its own. Our mission is to let you experience that a reliable and solid WiFi network is possible. With attention to your needs and by making optimal use of modern techniques, our specialists design and build a WiFi network that makes you happy.

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WiFi | Wireless LAN

Your WiFi network really has to work, naturally

When your LAN and WAN part is properly arranged, you also want to be able to use it up to the 'capillaries' of your network: the WiFi. The WiFi is also the showcase of your network. If something is not working properly, the WiFi is often to blame.

Everyone, both business and private, wants to be able to work wirelessly anywhere, anytime. There is a great need for freedom and wireless working is a godsend. This desire for freedom ensures, however contradictory, that we are increasingly dependent on these wireless network connections. The availability and capacity of the WiFi network are therefore of great importance. Not only people are online, but also 'things'. Think of scanners, printers, access control, alarm and heating systems. Together they form a large “internet of things”. Endless applications that put the security of your network to the test.

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  • WiFi projects
  • Network Access Control
  • WiFi-as-a-Service
  • WiFi Troubleshooting
  • WiFi Training

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Frequently asked questions

What is WiFi?

WiFi is a wireless network technology that allows you to connect to other devices or the internet. The wireless connection is created by using radio waves in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

The use of WiFi is license-free. This means there are no costs associated with the use of WiFi frequencies, unlike, for example, 4G/5G.

Thanks to WiFi, you can easily connect more and more different devices with each other and/or the internet. This allows devices such as laptops, tablets, telephones (VoIP), scanners, cash registers, heating installations, cameras, alarm systems, production machines, digiboards, etc. to communicate quickly and easily.

(By the way, the term WiFi was once coined by a marketing agency.)

What is VoIP?

VoIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol (IP). Loosely translated, this means speech over IP (network connection). It is also known as IP telephony or Internet telephony.

In the past, telephony consisted of national cabling. The challenge was that a copper connection was required from A to B to be able to transport speech between two participants. Due to the great distances, all kinds of intermediate stations and amplifiers were needed.

At one point someone came up with the idea of ​​packing speech into very small 'samples' as data and sending that in IP 'packets' over a network connection. This allows speech to be sent over anything that supports IP, such as WiFi, Ethernet, the Internet, etc.

The big advantage is that VoIP makes use of the existing ICT network, so that one technology can transport data and speech. This means less equipment and less cabling.

In fact, cables are not always necessary, because VoIP also works wirelessly with well-designed WiFi networks (hyperlink). The old-fashioned telephone exchanges are being replaced by software on a server. Simplicity, flexibility and mobility - because it also works for WiFi - are key features of VoIP.

With VoIP, it is very important that the network is properly designed and set up for Quality of Service (QoS) so that the calls are of good quality.

What is WPA3 security?

WPA3 is a new and stronger security protocol for modern wireless networks (WiFi). The term stands for WiFi Protected Access.

Thanks to modern encryption methods (Simultanious Authentication of Equeals - SAE), increased security is ensured. This encryption prevents passwords for your WiFi network from being tried through with the help of word lists.

Other security functions are also mandatory, such as PMF (Protected Management Frames). This creates a more secure exchange of data during the logon phase between the client and the WiFi network (controller).

What is MU-MIMO?

WiFi 6 enables MU-MIMO. It stands for “Multi-User Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output”.

Its predecessor MIMO, which stands for “Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output”, is a technology originally introduced with the WiFi 5 standard. Thanks to MIMO, bandwidth can be split so that devices (clients) can communicate with a WiFi Access Point (AP) simultaneously.

With the MU-MIMO technology, the WiFi channels can be used even more efficiently. In addition, MU-MIMO with WiFi 6 is available in both the downlink and uplink, while with WiFi 5 Wave2, the MU-MIMO was only available in the downlink.

With WiFi 6, a total of 12 streams are available (5GHz = 8 streams, 2.4GHz = 4 streams) compared to WiFi 5 where only 8 streams on only the 5GHz band were available.

What is OFDMA?

OFDMA stands for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access. This channel access method has been available since WiFi 6 (link) and has a double advantage:

On the one hand, a channel can be divided into even more sub-channels than before. Alternatively, the distribution of one or more subchannels can be assigned to one or more clients.

If a client uses little bandwidth, the remaining bandwidth can be used for other clients. Only WiFi 6 has this channel access method.

Which WiFi equipment can I use best?

The choice of brand and type of hardware is determined by the combination of price and quality. The required quality is determined by the ICT-environment, (the number of) expected users, applications en so much more. Please contact our WiFi specialists, they will help you select the best choice.

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