When to design for dual 5 GHz access point use

November 8, 2017 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm EDT

November 8, 2017 | 12:00 – 12:45 pm EDT | Live Webinar with Q&A

When to design for dual 5 GHz access point use             

Since the 2.4 GHz space is over crowed, including many non-80211 devices, the  5 GHz band has become much more popular for WLAN usage.  Access point vendors have realized this and have begun building and selling 5 GHz only dual radio access points.  This creates additional design considerations when building your wireless networks.       


  • Introduction 
  • Why should I consider or use dual 5 GHz access points?
  • More channels
  • More collision domains
  • Increased airtime
  • How to design for dual 5 GHz access points
  • What about legacy 2.4 GHz clients
  • Next steps,  Q&A

Bryan Harkins

Training and Enablement Manager

Bryan Harkins is the Training and Enablement Manager for Ekahau.  He has vast experience in Wi-Fi design, deployment and troubleshooting as well as in IT education.  Bryan is a Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE) and member of the CWNE advisory board.  He is also on the board of advisors for 802Secure, a wireless security company. 

You may recognize him as the author of the Sybex CWSP study guide, or from one of his many speaking engagements around the world such as, Secure World Expo, IP Expo, the Signal Corp IT Symposium or Wi-Fi Trek.  Bryan has designed wireless networks and security for many Fortune 100 companies, governments, banks and even for submarines.