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State-of-the-Art Cisco Meraki Access Points Let You Roam Your Home

Seamless Roaming with Cisco Meraki

Powerful Internet that Keeps Itself Strong

Imagine you’re traversing your house, leisurely strolling from one end to the other. As you walk, your phone, which is connected to your home Wi-Fi, moves further and further from the current access point (AP). Your phone’s Wi-Fi signal weakens as the distance increases, and naturally, this causes your Wi-Fi speed to slow down, possibly interrupting your video call, live stream, or web browsing. During typical circumstances, you’d need to manually switch to another access point or suffer through the reduced speeds. 

However, with the help of Boca Tech and Cisco Meraki, you do nothing but walk and surf the web. The key lies in the power of Cisco Meraki’s state-of-the-art features. Meraki systems are designed to optimize your Wi-Fi experience seamlessly, automatically steering your device to the best Wi-Fi band and the most efficient access point without you even noticing. 

Auto RF: Optimizing Wi-Fi Performance

Meraki’s feature, Auto RF, automatically optimizes your Wi-Fi by ensuring that your devices are using the best available channels individually, at all times. This is done by dynamically sensing the RF environment around each AP, enabling real-time channel adjustments based on the condition of the surrounding radio frequency environment. 

Band Steering: Maximizing Network Efficiency

Then there’s Meraki’s Band Steering, which comes in handy when dealing with devices capable of connecting to both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. While the 2.4GHz band can provide Wi-Fi over a larger area and through walls, the 5GHz band is less congested and offers faster speeds. Meraki’s Band Steering pushes dual-band-capable devices to connect to the 5GHz band for better overall network security and performance. 

Due to so many appliances in our homes using Wi-Fi, Meraki’s Band Steering will push the most important devices to stronger bands for a continuous connection on your computer or phone, while your fridge or washer/dryer stay within lower bands.

Introducing Wi-Fi 6E

Now, let’s add in the 6GHz band, a newer addition to the Wi-Fi spectrum. Known as Wi-Fi 6E, it offers more channels and less congestion than the previous bands. If your device supports it, and Meraki identifies it as the most efficient option, it will steer your device to connect using the 6GHz band, further improving your Wi-Fi speed and reliability beyond that of previous 5GHz speeds.

Effortless Wi Fi Optimization

Effortless Wi-Fi Optimization

In practice, as you move from one end of your house to the other, Meraki’s system will continually analyze your device’s connection to ensure it’s always on the best bandwidth at all times. It will take into account the capabilities of your device and the condition of the Wi-Fi bands, and if it identifies that your device’s Wi-Fi speed is slowing down due to increased distance from the AP, it will automatically and immediately connect your phone to the next closest WAP. This shift is done so quickly and smoothly that you won’t even notice lag in your video streaming, music playing, etc, leaving your Wi-Fi speeds lightning fast and your online experience uninterrupted. 

So, whether it’s 2.4GHz, 5GHz, or 6GHz, Cisco Meraki ensures your device is making the most out of your Wi-Fi network. You won’t have to worry about slow Wi-Fi speeds or manually switching between access points; Meraki does all the heavy lifting for you.

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