Wireless Network Upgrades Made Easier With Wi-Fi 6E
Wi-Fi 6E has many exciting features that will transform your wireless network environment. It is the only protocol to support 6 GHz. This means that new clients won’t have any interference from legacy devices or need to compete with them. Wi-Fi 6E has four times the capacity than the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz traditional frequencies. It can also handle bandwidth-intensive streaming technologies and high-volume workloads. WPA3 is the new standard. This provides far more security than WPA2, which continues to have its fair share of weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
Skip ahead to the Latest Wireless Network Standard
Your enterprise may still be dependent on Wi-Fi 5, also known as 802.11ac. It is time to move away from technology that was introduced nine years ago. Wi-Fi 6, while an upgrade to Wi-Fi 5, doesn’t support 6GHz and lacks Wi-Fi 6E’s performance. Although few clients machines are capable of supporting this new standard, Juniper Networks offers the infrastructure products that will allow for the influx of devices. Juniper AP34, Juniper AP45 and Juniper AP45 support tri-band access points. They can be used to connect to 2.4 GHZ and 5 GHz frequencies as well as the new 6 GHz frequencies. They can serve clients regardless of frequency.
Wireless Network Deployment simplified
Although there are many reasons to upgrade your wireless network infrastructure, it is not always a fun task. Juniper makes it much easier to deploy access points from your ceiling than climbing on a ladder. This includes all the maintenance, troubleshooting, optimization and optimization steps. Juniper’s Wi Fi 6E devices can be supported in a way that is as innovative as its technology. Simply plug the Juniper access points into your network, and the Juniper Mist cloud will automatically connect. After it is connected, it downloads the configuration assigned to it and joins appropriate networks. It is now ready to serve wireless clients. There are no wireless controllers or remote access to access points. You can have a working wireless network in just a few minutes.
After deployment, the ease of hands-free operation continues. Firmware is automatically downloaded and installed so that access points have the most recent security and bug fixes. This results in a wireless network that’s predictable, stable, and secure. Your IT staff can focus on other tasks, such as maintaining access points.
Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance
Wi-Fi 6E allows you to access the 6 GHz band but Juniper access points allow you to access something that no other wireless provider can – Juniper Wi-Fi Assurance. Juniper Wi-Fi Assurance, a cloud service that incorporates machine learning powered by Juniper Mist AI, is designed to maximize Wi-Fi’s experience and minimize IT support costs. The automation of manual maintenance and troubleshooting tasks makes this level of assurance possible. Mist also gives network administrators full visibility to all aspects of their wireless network.
It not only observes your network, but also builds real network intelligence by scanning your environment for anomalies. Mist detects anomalies and captures packets. It then analyzes them and generates event correlations with other events. This allows you to quickly identify and fix problems before they become serious. Mist also offers the following additional features:
You can set, monitor and enforce service-level expectations regarding key Wi-Fi performance metrics with customizable Wi-Fi service level options.
With just a few mouse clicks, the Proactive Analytics and Correlation engine allows you to pinpoint the root cause of your problems and fix them permanently.
You can analyze and extract network insights up to 30 days worth of data from your wireless ecosystem.
This highly-scalable solution provides guest access via an external captive portal. It supports multiple languages and customizable branding.
The Juniper Wi-Fi 6E devices as well as the Mist platform offer a virtual network assistant (VNA). Marvis, which we’ve previously mentioned in our blog, uses natural language processing and natural language understanding (NLU), to act as the communication interface for Juniper systems. Marvis can understand more than just words and phrases. It can also interpret user intent. Marvis can take prescriptive actions on command. But, Marvis is also able to learn about your environment and optimize your users’ experience. Marvis is your help desk. It solves problems for you without creating tickets.