Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 – WPA3

Back in January 2018, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced in their Press Release that a new Wi-Fi Protected Access®  (aka WPA) certification program had been launched. First there was WPA™, then there was WPA2™, unsurprisingly therefore the new system was called WPA3™. (Note that WPA, WPA2 and WPA3 are not ‘standards’, nor are they ‘protocols’, they are ‘Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs‘. In fact, the standard for WPA2 was actually 802.11i).
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What is a WISP?

WISP is a Wireless Internet Service Provider; they normally use wireless networking technology to offer customers with poor or non-existent broadband coverage, access to superior broadband speeds. These customers tend to live in areas where their broadband coverage is less than adequate, often located in more rural areas of the country where there is no fibre optic cable infrastructure already in place.
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What’s the difference between the 802.11ac WiFi standard and previous versions?

The 802.11ac WiFi standard was introduced to enable more reliable and higher performance networking tasks like streaming HD video, playing online games without lag, or migrating large amounts of data in a shorter time span. Compared to the previous 802.11n WiFi standard, it uses a wider RF bandwidth up to 160 MHz (instead of 40 MHz) and allows the use of up to 8 x MIMO streams (instead of 4).
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The NEW Ubiquiti UniFi UAP AC PRO – What’s the Difference?

Ubiquiti has recently updated one of their most popular WiFi access points – the Unifi AC Pro Wireless Access Point (UAP-AC-PRO) with the UAP-AC-PRO-E. So what’s different about the new version?

The simple answer is, not much! The new Unifi AC Pro Wireless Access Point is essentially the same product as before, except it does not include the PoE injector power supply. This update gives customers an even better price point than the previous model (UAP-AC-PRO) and the option to purchase a Unifi AC Pro Power Supply separately.
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What is MIMO Wireless Technology?

MIMO – Multiple-Input Multiple-Output is a technology utilised in some WiFi products that uses multiple antennas to transmit and receive wireless signals; This usually leads to a stronger, more reliable signal when compared to single antenna alternatives.

MIMO is actually a combination of two technologies – SIMO (Single-Input Multiple-Output) and MISO (Multiple-Input Single-Output). When MIMO combines these two wireless systems, it does so by using multiple antennas to both send and receive signals. This usually leads to a stronger, more reliable signal when compared to single antenna alternatives.
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Which MikroTik RouterOS package channel should I use ?

We are often asked about the different versions of MikroTik RouterOS, and thought we would clarify when each should be used.

MikroTik RouterOS System Packages – Check For Updates

When you go to click the “Check for updates” button in System -> Packages in any recent versions of RouterOS, you are presented with a set of choices in the channel dropdown:
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News: MikroTik and Ubiquiti fix WPA2 Client Vulnerability

For those unfamiliar with this latest WPA2 Security Vulnerability, please bear in mind the problem is on the client device, not the AP. Therefore rushing to patch your APs is not going to solve all the problems in your network from this vulnerability!

Of course, if you’re using WPA-TKIP (or using ‘both’ TKIP and AES), you DO have more problems than this attack. Therefore please ensure that any support for TKIP is disabled!  If you’re using WEP, this vulnerability will not affect you, but then again, you have even bigger problems anyway!
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Ubiquiti UAP AC IW in UK Back boxes

Mounting the UAP AC In-Wall

The Ubiquiti UAP AC in wall (UAP-AC-IW) has arrived and unlike the previous In-wall Unifi the AC variant is built to support multiple mounting and back box designs including UK back boxes.

The Unifi AC In-Wall does not mount in wall like the name would suggest, instead it mounts to the surface of the backbox leaving 30mm sticking out. This is better for RF performance as the radio will have less wall to power through improving performance.
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News: LinITX joins UK WISPA

LinITX are pleased to announce that we have joined the UK Wireless ISP association (UKWISPA).

The UK Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (UKWISPA) is the official trade body recognised by UK Authorities. Our mission is to promote the interests of the industry and ensure that services provided by its members are of the highest standards possible.

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Ubiquiti Amplifi UK

We have been working closely with Ubiquiti over the past few months to get their latest product ready for the UK market. Amplifi UK is the first product from Ubiquiti to come with a UK plug as standard, no adapters needed.

AMPLIFI is available in 3 flavours with UK specific plugs. The AMPLIFI HD Home Router, the AMPLIFI HD Mesh Point and the full AMPLIFI HD Kit.
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