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Apollo 11 has always fascinated me. It was the first time man landed on the moon, truly a giant leap. There were many failed attempts prior to Appolo 11 and many successful ones since then, but everyone always remembers the first one.

 

Patented ClientMatch™ technology from Aruba Networks® is the first to tackle the sticky client problem head-on and succeed. Sticky clients have been synonymous with the wireless LAN; users just accept the limitation and go about their business. A sticky client essentially stays connected to an AP and doesn’t roam well to another AP even when the Wi-Fi device has moved away.

 

This can be frustrating not just for the user but also for IT support as a sticky client leads to poor performance and lower speeds.

 

Today’s connected users expect gigabit speeds with the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard but sticky clients will not let that happen posing a major challenge for IT. Clients are typically in control of connectivity decisions, such as which AP to associate with, what speed they send and receive data, and when to change APs as they roam. Unfortunately, clients do not have a system-level view of the network and often make poor connectivity decisions – such as connecting to the first AP they hear, regardless of whether it matches their needs.

 

ClientMatch™ technology from Aruba Networks® is a standards-based RF management technology that puts the WLAN infrastructure in control of client connectivity and roaming. Leveraging a system-level view of the network, ClientMatch monitors clients and automatically matches them to the right radio on the right access point (AP), ensuring every client has the best signal and hence the best speed delivering consistent, predictable performance to every user and client.

 

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Check out this video to learn more about how ClientMatch eliminates sticky clients

 

 

With ClientMatch enabled in their network, IT can expect performance improvements up to 94%. Without ClientMatch, 802.11ac is just like 802.11n; and 802.11n is like 802.11g.

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