Biju Oommen, Guest Blogger & Technical Expert

Biju Oommen, Guest Blogger & Technical Expert
Biju Oommen has 15+ years of experience in helping deploy best of breed enterprise as well as carrier grade solutions and in providing leading-edge systems integration services. Much of his work revolves around multi-vendor product and technology integration. It spans the domains of voice, VoIP, Fiber, WiFi, Microwave, SAN, IP networks, e-mail & network security. He has independently & successfully implemented projects related to Telecommunications, Networking/I.T infrastructure, Wireless communications for a diverse client portfolio including the financial and government sectors. His passion for technology has seen him regularly test and pen technical articles for various journals in the U.S, U.K, and Canada. It has encompassed areas such as VoIP-H.323/SIP, SDH, Eos, WiFi, SSL VPN, application acceleration, E-mail firewall, SEM, SAN etc.

Recent Posts

Wi-Fi AP with Integrated Switch Extends Wired and Wireless Reach

Fig.A Grandstream Networks GWN7602 802.11ac 2x2:2 compact Wi-Fi access point with integrated ethernet switch

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Topics: Technical Review

Outdoor Long-range Wi-Fi Access Points Enable Connectivity in Key Locations

Fig.A Grandstream Networks’ GWN7630LR outdoor long-range 802.11ac Wave-2 4x4:4 Wi-Fi access point

Note: This review was originally published on TMCNet's UC Network Management website, which can be found here.

As an end user in a mobile society, for high bandwidth applications and high-client density scenarios indoors or outdoors we are ever more reliant on good Wi-Fi connectivity. We now have outdoor long-range 802.11ac Wave-2 Wi-Fi access points (APs) that are equipped with an embedded controller and that also supports centralized, scalable management system choices such as cloud hosted /cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or a premise based Virtual WLAN (vWLAN) controller. These APs are also equipped with features, networking standards and protocols such as: Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) technology, band steering, multiple service set identifiers (SSIDs), dual-2.4GHz/5GHz radio bands, mesh networking, gigabit ethernet ports with PoE/PoE+,802.11ac, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11k, 802.11r and 802.11v, air time fairness, captive portal for custom branding experiences, client bridge function, client steering, multicast stream to unicast stream conversion, beamforming, Wi-Fi and system security features such as- digitally signed firmware for anti-hacking secure boot, randomly generated default password, unique security certificate, WEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK and WPA/WPA2 enterprise,  ports to connect external antennas, master controller failover function for  redundancy and backup etc.

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Topics: Wi-Fi