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October 5, 2017 by Greg Owens

Untangling Mesh Wi-Fi: A Technical Primer

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Many consumers are struggling with Wi-Fi-related issues, including limited coverage. Even with the latest specification (802.11ac) most wireless access points (WAPs) found in the big box stores can’t transmit more than 200 meters or 650 feet — regardless of the number of antennas or the ambitious claims printed on the box.

Installing multiple WAPs in the home can help, but only if it’s done right. If it’s not done right, it can increase help desk calls and field technician deployments for service providers.

Mesh-enhanced Carrier-class Wi-Fi from Calix will allow service providers to offer a differentiated service to consumers, characterized by enhanced coverage, improved throughput, and intelligent adaptability. 

Register now for our October 12 webinar Mesh Wi-Fi: Technical Primer. We will be sharing more information about the Calix Mesh-enhanced Carrier-class Wi-Fi solution, including details on node and band steering, beam-forming, the flexibility of a dual-band radio (with both 2.4 and 5 GHz channels), multi-user MIMO, and more.