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WiFi Education

Want better WiFi? Browse the articles and video lessons below to help build a solid foundation of WiFi knowledge. To sign up for live educational sessions, visit the Webinars page.

Faster WiFi for Working From Home

Working from Home

Ensuring your home WiFi is ready for you to work from home.

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Measuring Signal Strength In Your Home

Part 2 of Ensuring Your Home WiFi is Ready for Work-From-Home

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How IT Managers Can Support Work-From-Home WiFi

Three steps to help remote employees with their home WiFi

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The Basics: Why is my WiFi so slow and how do I fix it?

3 Main Causes of Slow WiFi

Learn about 3 big reasons your WiFi might be slow, and how you can take steps to keep your connection reliable and fast.

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Why Channels 1, 6, 11

Learn how to choose a proper channel for your WiFi access point, in order to optimize network coverage.

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Signal Strength Basics

This lesson will help you to understand WiFi signal strength and how it contributes to WiFi performance.

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Understanding RSSI

RSSI is one of the key indicators of WiFi performance. Learn about RSSI and how it impacts WiFi speeds.

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Dead Spots & Slow Zones

Why you have slow WiFi in some areas and cant' even connect in other areas...

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Use Your Own Router with DSL

Many ISPs will rent you a modem/router combo box. You might want to upgrade to a better router.

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Changing Router Settings

Now that you know what changes you can make for faster WIFi, learn how change your router settings.

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"Steer" Clear of 2.4 GHz

Learn how to steer your devices away from the oversaturated 2.4 GHz band whenever possible.

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Device Capabilities

Not all WiFi devices are created equal, and sometimes the hardware itself is the limiting factor in your WiFi speed.

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Videos

Find selected videos below, or check out our full video library on the MetaGeek YouTube channel. To sign up for live MetaGeek webinars, visit the Webinars page.

Why Is My WiFi Slow? pt 1

Insufficent coverage

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Why Is My WiFi Slow? pt 2

"Steer" clear of the 2.4 GHz band

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Why Is My WiFi Slow? pt 3

Not all devices are created equal

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Visual Spectrum Analysis

Learn how Wi-Spy + Chanalyzer helps you to improve your WiFi throughput and performance.

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Wireless Packet Analysis

Learn how to use a packet capture to analyze the performance of your network and identify issues with Eye P.A.

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Designing Dual-Band WiFi

See how professionals use WiFi tools to determine the best way to deploy a dual-band wireless network.

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Catch WiFi Roaming Events

Learn how inSSIDer makes it easy to catch and troubleshoot frustrating WiFi roaming issues.

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Advanced WiFi Lessons

WiFi Security

Avoid the security pitfalls of setting up your wireless network by choosing the right type of WiFi security.

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Designing Dual-Band WiFi

Understand the trade-offs that each WiFi band has to offer, in order to ensure the best deployment for your site.

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Disabling Legacy Data Rates

Devices talking at slower data rates will take longer to transmit data than devices talking at faster data rates.

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ZigBee and WiFi Coexistence

ZigBee and WiFi channels both exist in the 2.4 GHz band. Be careful to make sure they don't interfere with each other!

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Adjacent Channel Congestion

Adjacent channel congestion is the most destrucive type of WiFi-based interference. Learn the reasons why.

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WiFi and non-WiFi Interference

Most transmitters make a unique shape. We can use these signatures to identify what kind of device is transmitting!

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Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Learn how to detect and avoid this type of security vulnerability using AP aliasing.

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Parking Lot WiFi

Turn your facility’s WiFi into a temporary outdoor deployment using the gear you already have.

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