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HowTo: Improved CAPsMAN Wireless Client Roaming

CAPsMAN is a very useful method of setting up a large number of APs (CAPs) in a building, but how can you help a client to roam better?  The problem is that clients can get “sticky”. They refuse to disconnect themselves from an AP, even though they have actually moved their location and are now much closer to another AP.  The client software seems to hang in there for dear life, despite having a very poor and low speed of connection, but it seems to decide, “some connection, no matter how bad, is better than none at all, but I will not check to see if there are any other APs that are stronger”. So they remain “stuck” to that distant AP, even though there is a better one nearby.  So what’s the solution?
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New Product: LinITX Embedded Controller

Controller Logo

About the Controller

The LinITX Embedded controller is simply an ALIX board with Linux embedded allowing the installation of various Debian packages. One such Debian package is the Ubiquiti UniFi controller which is available free from UBNT.com.

We get phone calls daily about setting up a UniFi controller. A lot of these phone calls come from installers with customers who do not want the Ubiquiti UniFi controller on their own computer and scenarios where it is not practical to have a dozen software controllers such as a UniFi install into a residential apartment complex.   This created a neat opportunity to test and build an embedded controller to bring the benefits of having an always-on hardware controller to the Ubiquiti range with no need to host it on a server or a personal computer.  Although we have now turned the UniFi Controller into a hardware solution the UniFi Web interface we all know will still be available for easy and quick configuration.
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News: WiFi consultancy at Stand Up To Cancer Event

Over the last year, we have been working with Makelight and Eskimo on a number of high density WiFi based projects for concerts by Bastille, Laura Mvula, Biffy Clyro and more. On this occasion Makelight were hired to create a stunning special effect for the Channel4 TV programme “Stand Up To Cancer” tonight.  Using up to nearly 1000 iPads to be held up by the audience in the TV Studio.  The effects created will include light patterns and scrolling text to show for example, the total amounts donated so far, in a ‘ticker tape’ style.
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New Product: MikroTik NetMetal5 and mANT30 The Perfect Combination

NetMetal&Mant30

 

MikroTik’s latest and greatest NetMetal 5 is here supporting the revolutionary 802.11AC technology to achieve modulation rates of up to 866Mbps over a wireless link which allows maximum data throughput of up to 540 Mbps.

The new NetMetal is completely new and designed from the ground up with performance in mind, a solid die cast aluminium enclosures ensures complete protection in any situation and doubles up as heat-sink allowing high power outputs and increased performance.
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News: Metronet-UK win Best Wireless category at the ISPAs

The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) Awards is the UK’s longest running internet industry awards now in its 16th year.

This year LinITX sponsored the Best Wireless category, the finalists in the category were:

Metronet UK were presented the award by LinITX’s Managing Director Richard Gould.
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News: Ubiquiti airFiber 5 stock arrives

Ubiquiti airFibre 5 arrives

Ubiquiti airFibre 5 arrives

airFiber 5

airFiber 5

 

The much awaited new airFiber 5 units have just arrived today so customers who pre-ordered will be receiving their orders very soon. 🙂

More stock is expected in July so if you missed out please contact us urgently so as not to be disappointed.
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MikroTik Launches New ‘CAPsMAN’ Wireless Controller

The long-awaited CAPsMAN Wireless Controller system from MikroTik announced at their recent User Meeting in Venice is now available for deployment and testing by Beta Testers.  We are actively testing this and will bring more news as soon as we get more familiar with it! But so far, we can confirm it definitely works and we can see massive benefits to those who have deployed medium or large scale indoor wireless systems based on MikroTik RouterOS Wireless. 🙂
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Ubiquiti announce Training course updates

linitx product Ubiquiti airMAX Certified Admin Course main image.Ubiquiti have renamed the existing UACA (Ubiquiti AirMAX-Certified Admin) and UUCA (Ubiquiti UniFi-Certified Admin) training courses. But this is not just about a simple re-branding.  Ubiquiti have announced that instead of the training being equipment specific, it will be more orientated towards the typical roles encountered in ‘Enterprises’ and ‘Carriers’.  Therefore with immediate effect the UACA becomes the UCWA (Ubiquiti Carrier Wireless Admin) and the UUCA becomes the UEWA (Ubiquiti Enterprise Wireless Admin). Enterprise training will therefore be based upon UniFi, AirVision etc. Carrier will be for example, more on AirMAX and AirFiber etc.
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Ubiquiti UniFi Certified Admin training from LinITX

Ubiquiti UniFi-Certified Admin

LinITX is very proud to announce that they are able to provide the Ubiquiti UniFi-Certified Admin (UUCA) course on behalf of Ubiquiti. This is the second course created by the Ubiquiti Training Academy and provided by LinITX in the UK. This course is designed to prepare professionals to meet the challenges faced by today’s enterprise networks through hands-on lab activities using UAP Pros and a UniFi controller on the student’s Laptop.
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HowTo: Ubiquiti mFi mPower

Ubiquiti recently made their 3 port mFi mPower (EU plug only) available in Europe. It provides 3 plug sockets that can be controlled via WiFi using their freely downloadable mFi controller software. Setup is fairly straight forward.

mPower Initial config

In the first instance the mPower becomes an access point that you can connect your PC/Laptop or in my case my mobile phone to. The access point will have the name of mFi followed by the last 3 octets of its MAC address. There’s no encryption of password required to connect at this point.
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