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Stanford Team Tries For Better Wi-Fi In Crowded Buildings 43

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from the greased-lightning dept.
alphadogg writes "Having lots of Wi-Fi networks packed into a condominium or apartment building can hurt everyone's wireless performance, but Stanford University researchers say they've found a way to turn crowding into an advantage. In a dorm on the Stanford campus, they're building a single, dense Wi-Fi infrastructure that each resident can use and manage like their own private network. That means the shared system, called BeHop, can be centrally managed for maximum performance and efficiency while users still assign their own SSIDs, passwords and other settings. The Stanford project is making this happen with inexpensive, consumer-grade access points and SDN (software-defined networking)."
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Stanford Team Tries For Better Wi-Fi In Crowded Buildings

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  • by grcumb (781340) on Friday March 07, 2014 @01:52AM (#46425893) Homepage Journal

    also what about stuff like file shearing...

    Well, typically, you start by grabbing the file by its strings, give 'em a twist and get it on its back. Then you lift the tail[*] such that all the loose bits run off onto the floor as you make your first pass. Some prefer Occam's Razor when shearing data, but I find Hanlon's Razor works, too.

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    [*] I find that tail -n 100 is enough to get a decent grip, but it really depends on the size of the RAM....

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