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Capturing Life From the FrontRow

I’ve been known to be someone that tries gadgets and always gives the new weird things a chance (cough Google Glass cough) so when I saw that Ubiquiti Labs was introducing a new wearable camera I was intrigued by the concept and idea. But first who is Ubiquiti Labs? Well I know Ubiquiti as the…

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Cisco Aironet Developer Platform

Cisco Aironet Developer Platform A few months ago I had heard about a solution Cisco was working on to provide developers access to the modular interface on the AP3800. Cisco, for awhile, has had some sort of modularity in their high end AP but it was reserved for future standards or Cisco specific solutions. The…

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CCIE Cont Ed Credits or How to milk your CCIE’s!

In case you missed it Learning@Cisco as finally announced their plan for Continuing Education Credits as a way to renew your CCIE instead of having to take an exam. You can read all the “official” stuff over at this link but let me break some things down as to why this is the dumbest implementation…

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Welcome to Mobility Field Day 1

Mobility Field Day 1 is just 1 week away so I thought I would take a moment to discuss what’s in a name? While this is the first Mobility event it isn’t the first Wireless related Tech Field Day event. We had 8 prior Wireless Field Day events over the past couple of years that…

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Where’s Waldo?

I started my journey of wireless in 1999/2000 while I was at the University of Minnesota. I was working for the help desk and running a dorm lab, just as I was starting out the Orinoco AP-1000 and Apple Airport were starting to popup in kiosks around campus but it still wasn’t anything close to…

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Cisco Mobility Express

What Is Mobility Express? Cisco recently introduced a two new AP models: the 1850 and 1830. The purpose of this article is not to discuss the exact technical specs of those two models, but I will say they are 802.11ac Wave 2 APs. What I really want to focus on is a new “controller” that…

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Evolution of cradlepoint

Do you remember when you had to use a USB modem for connectivity on the go? I do. I would use them primarily when bringing new sites online as their networks were not up and running yet. But this had one major drawback, cellular service is most buildings was bad and even worse inside a…

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You Are Here #WFD8

Have you ever walked into a building on a corporate or healthcare campus and struggled to find where you needed to go? Be honest, we have all been there. But did you know that wireless can help solve that problem? I’ve been working with various location based technologies for a number of years now but…

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Causing a Ruckus and Rocking the Cradle

It’s that time of the year again, Wireless Field Day is upon us this week! For #WFD8 we’ve got what looks to be an awesome lineup of sponsors to harass meet. Here’s the sponsor list, some should be familiar, some maybe not so much?   I can tell you right off the bat I’m REALLY excited…

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Meraki Can Be Enterprise

Tom, aka Networking Nerd, recently made a post about Meraki not being a large enterprise solution so as a fan of the “Tenth Man Rule” I’ve decided to write about why Meraki CAN be used in a large enterprise. What defines a large enterprise network? Is it 10 infrastructure devices? 20? 30? 100? It’s hard…

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