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The increasing congestion of the 2.4 frequency together with the challenges originated by the BYOD  requires that the ICT channel must use effective and possibly economical powerful tools for the analysis and troubleshooting of modern infrastructure Wifi. Fortunately, vendors like 4ipnet incorporate these tools in their Access points (AP). In this post I propose an example of how to use the Spectrum Analysis to identify interferences due to a microwave at the AP level.
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Any WiFi (complex) project should start with a WiFi survey. This should be a mantra for the ICT channel. However, it is not always easy to sell a WiFi survey to the end user without telling him first the total cost of the WiFi project self.   Is it possible for the channel to make a good estimation of the cost of the WiFi project without an initial WiFi survey?  I will try to answer to this question using a complex (for the big dimension to cover) WiFi project for a camping; I will underlay, in particular, the contribution that a networking VAD (Value Add Distributor) can give to the channel.

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In the post How to plan the configuration of a WiFi controller for hospitality
I introduced  the necessary networking structure for a WiFi controller. In this post I propose in details my best practice to implement it with a 4ipnet WiFi controller.
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In the post How to implement the Service Zones in a Wifi controller for hospitality I mentioned  that both  Service zone FREE and service Zone VIP used the On demand Authentication Server; for this reason, we can also say that these two Virtual Access Points are used to manage a hot spot service.
In this post I will show my best practice to segment this WiFi offer through a different billing Plan for these two Virtual Access Points.

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In the post How to implement the Service Zones in a Wifi controller for hospitality I showed my best practice to implement 4 Virtual Access Points in a typical hotel.
In this post I am going to introduce my best practice to manage the groups and the policies in a Virtual Access Point.

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In the post How to plan the configuration of a Wifi controller for hospitality I showed how to plan the general configuration of the 4ipnet WHG 315 controller for a typical hotel.
In this post, I will enter in the details of how to implement the Services zones.

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In the post Internet Broadband for hospitality: opportunity for the channel? I anticipated that when it is necessary to segment the Wifi service of the hotel in more than two services and a quite high numbers of Access Points are involved,  it is mandatory for the channel to introduce a Wifi controller.
In this post, I want to explain how I planned the general configuration of the  4ipnet WHG 315 Wifi Controller - for a quite typical hotel in the Nederland.
In future posts, I will enter in more details regarding the implementation of this plan.
I don’t want to give a detailed description of all the possibilities offered by this controller to set up a Wifi infrastructure for hospitality. I just wish to present to the channel my best practice in implementing a Wifi controller in the hospitality sector.

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The IP technology wave is transforming the infrastructure for hospitality. We have already examined the WiFi scenario’s  but also voice is fully affected by this revolution.  In this post we want to highlight the most important VOIP services that a guest should manage and what kind of Unified Communications scenario the host (and the ICT channel) should implement in the hospitality business.
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A WiFi gateway is a must to have tool for an ICT reseller. In this post I will give a practical introduction of the basic steps that the ICT channel must know to propose it in a successful way.

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In earlier posts I have already described the best sales practices for the channel about the Consumer NAS and the Nas for SMB Market.
I would like to concentrate now on the very different ‘”rules of the games” for this two solutions as the ICT channel just cannot afford to ignore them.

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