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Meru Networks

Meru Networks wireless solutions from certified engineers at one of the nation’s leading wireless security integrators, and Meru Networks Platinum partner. Meru’s innovative approach to wireless networking is based on open, agile and intelligent solutions. Support for open or standards connectivity makes it easier to choose “best-of-breed” products to mix and match wired and wireless networks. Our agile architecture provides wireless LAN solutions that are fast, flexible and support business automation. Meru solutions provide intelligence at each layer of the wireless network, from access to applications. Over 14,000 customers, across 56 countries profit from deploying Meru high-performance Wi-Fi solutions. Our solutions are leveraged across all industries with a strong focus on 3 primary verticals: Education, Healthcare and Hospitality. Enterprise wireless Patented seamless roaming, single-channel and virtualized deployment options Controller-based and cloud-managed options Access points, controllers Wireless management and monitoring Services Explore the product portfolio below Could not process this...
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Aruba Networks

Aruba Networks wireless products from nationally-recognized certified wireless integrator with decades of experience designing enterprise wireless networks. To learn more, browse content below or contact us....
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Upgrade Your Wireless in 16 Hours

Wireless technologies are everywhere. With the growing popularity of wireless, we’re seeing more and more places businesses, schools, government offices, retail stores, and transportation systems like air planes and trains–that are fully loaded with wireless. And yes, WiFi is even available in new cars! (And you thought texting and driving was a bad idea.) Wireless technologies are springing up everywhere with more robust speeds and features than ever before. So, what’s the big deal? With the advent of these WiFi-reliant systems weaving through our world, the need for experienced professionals to manage them is growing exponentially. Sadly, our industry has failed in helping our technologists evolve through the changes from telecomm to wired networking and now to wireless. While some of the fundamental technologies are shared across these communication standards, the reality is WiFi demands a set of tools and skills a professional can’t acquire without investing specific attention to learning them. The good news is, there’s a path to getting the skills needed to properly plan, deploy, manage, and secure wireless networks, and that path is accessible and affordable to technology professionals across the world. Started in 1999, CWNP (Certified Wireless Network Professional) is the industry leader for vendor neutral Wi-Fi certification and training. Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. standardizes on CWNP certifications for its engineering and professional services team. The CWTS (Certified Wireless Technology Specialists) is the entry-level certification provided by CWNP and for many it’s the best first step in understanding the technical nuances of wireless. The CWTS certification is perfect for technologists entering the wireless field and for wired network administrators now finding themselves supporting a...
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Find WiFi and networking articles by Jennifer Minella at Network Computing

Jennifer Minella, vice president of engineering here at Carolina Advanced Digital, authors articles for a variety of industry publications. Currently, she’s contracted with Network Computing for technical content centered around wired and wireless networking and security. Recent articles include a 3-part series on Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) in 802.11ac wireless, 9 immutable laws of network design, a 3-part WiFi for beginner series, and several articles on purchasing, implementing and securing switches. You can get a full list of Jennifer’s articles at Network Computing at http://www.networkcomputing.com/sitesearch?queryText=minella...
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Why your Apple iOS 7 device won’t connect to the WiFi network

Recently Apple released an iOS 7 update for iPhones and iPads.  Since the release, customers have reported that iOS 7 devices are having issues connecting to their wireless networks. This issue occurs if the Apple device believes it can’t access the Internet. As part of their normal operation, Apple devices make a secret WISPr request to see if the device can reach the internet. WISPr is actually a WiFi Alliance protocol, but Apple iOS and other devices use it to determine if the device is connected to Internet by sending a WISPr request to a pre-defined URL. If the URL isn’t reachable, the device assumes a captive portal login is needed and launches a web browser. If you want to read more, I like this explanation of WISPr at Errata Security http://blog.erratasec.com/2010/09/apples-secret-wispr-request.html. If the WISPr request is unsuccessful, the device responds with a message that it “cannot join the network”.  After a bit of research from Jason, Kory and the engineering team here at Carolina Advanced Digital, what we found is that the URLs that the device tries to reach have changed. If your Internet traffic passed through a content filter, it might be blocking access to these new URLs. These two URLs will need to be added to the content filter white list are: www.appleiphonecell.com captive.apple.com To resolve the problem, simply add these two URLs to be allowed by your content filter. Once that’s done, the iOS 7 device should be able to join the wireless network again. For customers of  Carolina Advanced Digital, if you have additional questions, or would like assistance or services to resolve this...
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