Wireless technology and nomenclature

Wireless technology is characterised by a specific terminology and a quickly evolving landscape with many standards and its own solutions. As a knowledge centre, Multicap closely follows these new evolutions. We provide a guide below that explains these terms and possibilities.

New Wi-Fi Alliance certification: Wi-Fi Aware

Proximity-based services on your Wi-Fi device for finding an opponent for your game, to receive an update about the route to be followed by bus, train or underground and/or receiving information about a painting in a museum. 


Wifi Alliance
Smartphone in the Clouds

Voice-Over-WiFi ( VoWiFi )

Telephony over the Wi-Fi network offers many possibilities with regard to both mobility and flexibility, but also with regard to the use of one device per person and cost savings. There are, however, also important items to be addressed.


IEEE 802.11a, b, c ... ac, ad, ax ... ??

We have not been able to count the number of 802.11 standards on one hand for a long time, but we do all contribute towards what we are experiencing today. An overview of the different standards is, therefore, essential.



MIMO and Spatial Streams

Wireless connections attain gigabit speeds these days. The most important factors to achieve this are channel bandwidth and the combination of MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) and spatial multiplexing. These last items are not the easiest to understand and are further explained here.


Wi-Fi and health

Wireless technology and discussions about its impact on health go hand-in-hand. There is much confusion in the media and yet it is important that we know what we are talking about and what the experts say.


Elektromagnetisch Spectrum

Statutory provisions regarding Wi-Fi and wireless connections

"Full power ahead" seems to be the credo for many. The only thing is that this full power does not always help and it is usually not even allowed. Let us make a list of all the rules.


To DFS or not to DFS...

Dynamic Frequency Selection is a requirement for the majority of the channels in the 5GHz bands. However, DFS can have a very big impact on your network. So it is certainly important to know what the impact is and to measure whether you may suffer from this.