Cisco and Apple consider wifi on 2.4 GHz no longer suitable for business use

Feb

5

2016

Cisco and Apple consider dual-band Wi-Fi and 2.4 GHz-only no longer suitable for business use by the crowds on the 2.4 GHz band. They advise companies urgently to switch to exclusive use of the 5 GHz band.

Cisco and Apple insist on leaving wifi on 2.4 GHz in this week published Enterprise Best Practices for Apple Devices on Cisco Wireless LAN. “Cisco and Apple strongly recommend a 5GHz-only ‘802.11a / n / ac network layout to be used for all Apple devices. There are no recommendations for a 2.4GHz-only’ or dual-band networks,” according to the document.

The companies point out that much less 5GHz channels are in use 2.4GHz channels and more channels are available to networks for reuse. In addition, the 5GHz channels have less interference from devices were operating on the 2.4 GHz frequency using Cisco Bluetooth, video cameras and microwave ovens cites as examples.

The crowds at 2.4GHz has long been considered a problem. In 2013, the Radiocommunications Agency warned that may come through the congested 2.4 GHz band business at risk. The proliferation of hotspots and increased traffic creates congestion at 2.4GHz.

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