CAT 3 phone cabling can be an excellent way to provide your existing facility with Wi-Fi without breaking the bank. CAT 3 cabling also referred to as station wire or is an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) that had been used in telephone wiring and networks predominately in the 90's. It still exists in several lines of industry today and now it can be leveraged to provide 5GHz Wi-Fi from a standard 802.11ac network. Allowing you to provide quality network access to anywhere there is an RJ11 connection.
Remember the last time you logged onto the guest WiFi at your favorite coffee shop? Or perhaps in the waiting room at your doctor office? If it was setup correctly, you were most likely directed to a login page - or what in the industry is better known as a "captive portal" page. For the end user, this page looks like any other webpage, but if you are the provider of this public network, it is actually an integral part of your overall business strategy.
When it comes to Wi-Fi one of the most common questions expressed by consumers is, "Why is my Wi-Fi so slow?" Is that a perception or is that a reality? Do Wi-Fi networks really consistently under-perform? Well, lets take a look at how Wi-Fi functions at least by default here in the US.