Wireless Network Upgrade Made Easy with Wi-Fi 6E
Wi-Fi 6E is packed with exciting features that can make your Wireless Network Upgrade more efficient. It’s the only protocol that supports 6GHz. New clients don’t have to compete against legacy devices and suffer interference from items like microwaves and security cameras. Wi-Fi 6E offers four times more capacity than traditional 5 GHz or 2.4GHz networks and can handle high-volume streaming technologies as well as handling large workloads. WPA3 will govern the new standard. WPA2 continues to have vulnerabilities and weaknesses, while WPA2 offers greater security.
Skip Ahead to The Most Recent Wireless Network Standard
Wi-Fi 5 (also known as 802.11ac) is the technology your company is still using. This technology was first introduced in 2013 and has been used since then. Wi-Fi 6 is a significant upgrade over Wi-Fi 5. It doesn’t have 6 GHz support and it lacks the same performance as Wi-Fi 6.E. Juniper Networks is able to provide the infrastructure products necessary to support the new standard. However, few client machines can use it. Juniper AP34 (and Juniper AP45) are tri-band access point that can support 2.4 GHZ/5 GHz, 6 GHz, and newer frequencies. This allows them to service all clients, regardless what frequency they require.
Wireless Network Deployment Made Simple
There are many reasons to upgrade the wireless network infrastructure. However, it’s not fun. Juniper has made the process much simpler than it used to be. It also simplifies the troubleshooting, optimization, and maintenance. Juniper’s Wi Fi 6E device support is as innovative and as technological as the technology. Just plug the Juniper accesspoint into your network. It will connect automatically to the Juniper mist cloud. Once it has connected, it will download its configuration and join the correct network. The client can then be serviced wirelessly. It doesn’t require any wireless controllers.
Once deployed, you can continue to enjoy hands-free operation. Firmware is automatically downloaded to your access points and installed. This ensures that you have the latest security updates and bug fixes, as well as the latest features that add value to your infrastructure. You get a wireless network which is predictable, secure, and stable. This allows your IT team to concentrate on more important tasks than maintaining access points.
Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance
Wi-Fi 6E grants you access to the 6 GHz spectrum, but Juniper access point gives you access to Juniper Wi-Fi Assurance. Juniper Wi-Fi Assurance – a cloud service that combines machine learning and Juniper Mist AI to optimize Wi-Fi performance while minimizing IT support costs – is a top-level cloud service. Automating manual maintenance tasks and troubleshooting is what makes this possible. Mist provides network administrators with complete visibility to all aspects their wireless network.
Mist not only provides observability but also real network intelligence. It scans your network for anomalies and builds network intelligence. Mist will detect an anomaly and capture packets to analyze it. Then, Mist will generate event correlations to other events in order to identify potential problems and resolve them before they impact your network. Mist offers additional features like:
- The ability to customize Wi-Fi service levels allows for the setting, monitoring, and enforcement of service-level expectations for key Wi Fi performance metrics.
- You can identify and fix the root causes of problems using the Proactive Analytics & Correlation Engine in just a few clicks.
- Get network insights and analysis from data spanning up to 30 day across your wireless ecosphere.
- Highly scalable guest access solution, which allows for external portal integration, multiple languages, customized branding, and social login.
A virtual network assistant is another important feature that Juniper Wi Fi 6E devices and Mist platforms each offer: Marvis, as we mentioned previously in our blog uses both natural language processing(NLP) or natural language understanding(NLU) to provide a conversational interface for Juniper systems. Marvis is able to understand intent and words, but not just what they say. Marvis can execute prescriptive actions upon being commanded, but it also learns about your environment to improve the user experience for your wireless users. Marvis acts as your help desk and solves problems without opening tickets.