Ruckus Tackles Channel-changing in Wi-Fi
2011.11.29 11:02 by Daniela
Keywords: Ruckus, Wi-Fi
Ruckus Wireless took another shot at optimizing Wi-Fi capacity on Monday, introducing a technology called ChannelFly that is designed to place network clients on the best possible channel based on the actual capacity of that channel.
"The lane next to you is free, but inevitably the lane you just left goes faster and you wonder why you chose to move to that lane. The answer is because it looked like it was going to go faster," David Callisch, vice president of marketing explained. "But imagine if instead of guessing which lane is going to go faster, you're in a helicopter and you can actually see all 11 lanes."
"We're taking a predictive approach -trying to make predictions based on what's actually happening on the channel," he said. "What competitors do, basically, is have their APs go off-channel and listen for beacons and CRC errors and essentially guess which one is going to be available based on a slice of time."
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