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Many of our wireless devices can connect to either a cellular data network or to a WiFi network. How do we make the cellular vs. WiFi decision for connecting enterprise devices? Cellular (3G/4G) data networks are ideal for on-the-go connectivity over a wide area, such as when moving outdoors. However, we've all experienced weak cellular signal indoors, which can cause slow or dropped data connections. Although outdoor WiFi networks are available in some areas, most WiFi hotspots are designed to cover a well-defined indoor space, such as a hotel, conference center, airport or airplane. As such, decisions about cellular vs. WiFi depend first on location and mobility. Increasingly, we will connect wireless devices to both network types and we may even roam automatically between them. By default, most smartphones prefer using WiFi, falling back to cellular only when WiFi is disconnected. Do you have a question for our experts? Submit your question directly to our editors at firstname.lastname@example.org However, employers may want to exert a wireless connection ... Access >>>
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Enterprise wireless connection policy: Navigating cellular vs. WiFi
by Lisa Phifer, Wireless Expert
Trying to decide cellular vs. Wi-Fi for mobile devices? An enterprise wireless connection policy will help steer mobile devices to the right network.
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