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Feburary 2013 - Vol 4/ No.1

Balancing wireless LAN troubleshooting strategies for BYOD

When it comes to creating a bring your own device (BYOD) plan, many IT shops focus on security and access policy, but wireless LAN troubleshooting can be just as crucial. After all, the more diverse the array of Wi-Fi devices in the workplace, the greater the impact on the enterprise wireless LAN. The good news is that there are a variety of tools that network administrators can use for proactive and responsive BYOD troubleshooting. Why Personal Devices Are a Nightmare For WLAN Troubleshooting Embracing BYOD in the enterprise may reduce equipment costs, but contrary to popular belief, it doesn't necessarily cut operating expenses. In fact, personal devices can drain the network and place a strain on IT staff. In a survey recently conducted by Fluke Networks, 52% of organizations said they receive daily complaints about BYOD WLAN issues, most related to slow or dropped connections. These problems frustrate BYOD users, but worse, they slow down the WLAN. After all, misbehaving devices increase competition for scarce spectrum. As a...

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