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SF WiFi wireless network deployments

SF WiFi wireless network deployments include:

Church WiFi – Amen

Airplane hanger WiFi – Roger that

Horse Ranch WiFI – stable network

Parking garage WiFi – aroooooga!

Coit Tower WiFi – Monumental

Shopping Center WiFi – Charge it

And sprinkle in over 100 hotels and enterprise clients.

Clients in San Francisco, San Jose, Monterey, North and South Lake Tahoe, Marin to name a few

Contact SF WiFi with your unique wireless requirements


Recent Project – Hotel Tropica San Francisco

What do travelers look for the minute they arrive at a hotel? The quality of the wireless network. Guests with mobile devices are ever increasing the demand for
ubiquitous coverage, stable connections, consistence performance and
network bandwidth.

The Hotel Tropica is located on the main Valencia St. corridor in the heart of the Mission District. The hotel features 40 guestrooms with private baths.

SF WiFi is not limited to downtown San Francisco SF WiFi also has wireless
clients in Santa Cruz, Oakland, Lake Tahoe and most of the bay area
tourist hot spots.

SF WiFi also supports enterprise business clients.

Ruckus ZoneFlex R300

Ruckus ZoneFlex™ R300 Overview:

ZoneFlex R300, dual band 802.11n Indoor Access Point, BeamFlex, 2×2:2, 1-Port, PoE

High Performance, 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi Access Points with Adaptive Antenna Technology

The Ruckus ZoneFlex R300 delivers high-performance and reliable 802.11n wireless networking at the industry’s most affordable price point.  Unlike any other 802.11n wireless solution in its class, the ZoneFlex R300 combines patented adaptive antenna technology and automatic interference mitigation to deliver consistent, predictable performance at extended ranges with up to an additional 4dB of BeamFlex gain on top of the physical antenna gain and up to 10dB of interference mitigation.  Additional performance enhancements to signal gain can be attributed to the chip-based transmit beamforming capability adding 3 dB when associated to a compatible client.

Each ZoneFlex R300 integrates Ruckus-patented BeamFlex, a software-controlled, high gain antenna array that continually forms and directs each 802.11n packet over the best performing signal path. The ZoneFlex R300 automatically selects channels for highest throughput potential using Ruckus ChannelFly dynamic channel management, adapting to environmental changes. Once deployed, enterprises never have to worry about constant site surveys as the environment changes.


Dual-band concurrent (5GHz/2.4GHz)

Adaptive antenna technology and advanced RF management Continue reading Ruckus ZoneFlex R300

Ruckus ZoneFlex R700

Ruckus ZoneFlex R700

The Industry’s Highest Capacity, Highest Performing Three-stream ZoneFlex R700 802.11ac Smart Wi-Fi Access Point for Carriers and Enterprises. Dual-band 3X3:3 802.11AC Smart Wi-Fi AP

Ruckus ZoneFlex R700 is the first dual-band, three-stream 802.11ac access point that incorporates Ruckus-patented BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna arrays.

The ZoneFlex R700 ensures the most reliable connectivity within challenging and ever-changing RF environments. With BeamFlex+, the ZoneFlex R700 offers up to 2x increase in performance and range and is capable of delivering up to 6 dB of signal-to-interference-plus-noise (SINR) improvement and up to 15 dB of interference mitigation over other APs. The ZoneFlex R700 simultaneously supports spatial multiplexing and BeamFlex+ to deliver the best price/performance of any three-stream 802.11ac AP.

With a throughput of 450 Mbps (2.4GHz) and 1300 Mbps (5GHz), the ZoneFlex R700 ensures maximum throughput to three-stream capable clients while also improving single and dual-stream client performance. This is achieved through the unique combination of adaptive antenna technology, predictive channel selection and adaptive polarization diversity. Backward compatible with all existing clients, the ZoneFlex R700 can function either as a standalone AP or as part of centrally-managed Wireless LAN with the Ruckus ZoneDirector Smart WLAN controller.

ZoneFlex R700 is purpose-built for high-capacity, high performance and interference-laden environments such as airports, public venues, hotels, universities and conference centers. The perfect choice for data-intensive streaming multimedia applications, the ZoneFlex R700 delivers picture perfect HD-quality IP video while supporting VoIP and data applications that have stringent quality of service requirements.

Contact SF WiFi for SPECIAL PRICING on Ruckus Wireless access points and Zone Directors.


Coit Tower mural restoration

A very interesting project to be associated with as SF WiFi is providing wireless design, equipment, installtion and support for wireless services at Coit tower

More info:

One of the most vexing problems was updating and rehabilitating the tower without making it look like a new building. It’s a 1933 space that needs to be restored, not redone, city officials said.

Besides the waterproofing and the roof repairs, work is also being done to upgrade the tower’s aging plumbing and electrical systems and make it more accessible to the disabled. Outside lighting is being improved, and the gift shop and commercial space inside is being completely redone for the new concession operator, who will take over when Coit Tower reopens to the public sometime after mid-April.

The improvements are startling. The murals, already cleaned and partially restored, pop with unexpected color that’s enhanced by the improvement work that’s been done around them.



Ruckus ZoneFlex R700 802.11ac

Ruckus Delivers the World’s First Purpose-Built 802.11ac Wi-Fi Product
Industry’s Only Dual-band, Three-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi Access Point to Integrate
Patented Adaptive Antenna Arrays for Ultra High Performance, Capacity and
Reliability Using Standard 802.3af Power over Ethernet

SUNNYVALE, CA — MARCH 18, 2014 — Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS)
announced today the Ruckus ZoneFlex™ R700, the world’s first dual-band,
three-stream indoor Wi-Fi product specifically designed from the ground up
built on the new 802.11ac standard. The R700 is the only 802.11ac product
on the market that integrates patented Ruckus BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna
array technology to extend the range, reliability and speed of indoor Wi-Fi
services, giving enterprises and service providers the ability to offer
reliable, gigabit-class Wi-Fi performance.


SF WiFi specialize in high capacity wireless solutions for the Enterprise, Hospitality,
and SMB industries. Our designs, installations, and site surveys ensure seamless reliable
wifi for our clients.

SF WiFi is a Ruckus Wireless Reseller. Contact SF WiFi for pricing 



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An easier way to watch videos

“On mobile devices, all videos that begin playing as they appear on the screen will have been downloaded in advance when the device was connected to WiFi — meaning this content will not consume data plans, even if you’re not connected to WiFi at the time of playback”.


Favorite Wireless Hot Spots in the San Francisco area

When it is time to take a break but there is still the need to get a bit of work completed these hot spots are a relaxing place to hide away.

Davids Deli at the Touchstone Hotel – Downtown SF
The library at the Marines Memorial Hotel – Downtown SF
The lobby at the Chancellor Hotel – Downtown SF
Poolside at the Maple Tree Inn – Sunnyvale

iOS 7 and Captive Portal Issues

The release of iOS 7 has created some issues for wireless users. Specifically for updated iOS users connecting to wireless networks with captive portal functions. This is not a wireless hardware issue. The standard iOS pop up to connect to splash page may not function. Apple has changed the way iPhone performs the test to see if the device is connected behind a captive portal. Splash pages can be accessed by simply opening a web browser although some users are not familiar with that technique. 
There are other work a rounds and configuration fixes that can be applied to the wireless network. Contact SF WiFi for more information

The Data Perfect Storm

The perfect storm of wireless data hit our San Francisco and Bay Area wireless networks last week.

  • Oracle Open World brought in the people and our networks observed almost triple the typical number of wireless connected devices at our hospitality and enterprise clients.
  • The iPhone iOS update then pushed bandwidth usage and data downloads to a new level. It seemed everywhere we looked iPhones were downloading the update.
  • We even had a IT manager asking where was all this traffic was coming from while he admitted he was currently updating his iPhone

Fortunately for our clients SF WiFi designs and installs high capacity and high speed wireless networks. We did not have one downed wireless network, one system reboot or a single screaming hotel general manager during this data perfect storm.

In fact this “data storm” was a great time for us to observe our network infrastructure under increased stress, look at config options and offer clients tweaks to optimize performance.

And congratulations to Oracle Team USA for winning the America’s Cup.

During the weeks of competition SF WiFi caught small views of the races as we commuted the city from project to project.

Racing on the Bay
Racing on the Bay