I see dead zones | Network World


Dead zones have plagued users since the dawn of wireless networks.

I know my wife is making or answering a call when she runs for the kitchen window. Sometimes I even find her outside, pointing her smartphone at the sky as she desperately searches for a cellular signal.

We’ve all been there. And the struggle to find a strong connection now goes beyond cellular to Wi-Fi and the Internet of Things (IoT). But why?

One answer is standards – or lack thereof. Until recently, there were no guidelines for integrating wireless networks directly into homes. Thick walls, frame and cement block many wireless signals. Most architects and builders don’t design around radio frequency (RF), and few people position their Wi-Fi router where they’re spending most of their connected time.

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