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Wireless

My CWNP Journey

So if you have been reading my blog for awhile you know that I’ve had this goal of becoming a CWNE where I made my first post about it back in August of 2012. Today I’m glad to say that after a VERY LONG 3 months of hard core studying I am eligible to submit…

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AP Ladder

I’ve always felt that the best way to lab and test wireless gear is in the same orientation that it’ll be installed, for most that is a little hard to do as you don’t have a drop down ceiling grid in your home. Luckily my office did have a ceiling grid, so I was able…

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Check Check, 123 AirCheck

Wireless is black magic, or at least that is what everyone thinks. It’s one of those technologies that you can’t “see” when you are trying to troubleshoot and validate that it is working. This means we need the right tools for the job to get things done. I’ve used a lot of the different software…

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It’s Raining Packets

While studying for networking exams it’s always important to analyze the packets, afterall the devil is in the packet, but for most just starting out (and to be honest myself included still) reading packets is not necessarily straightforward. With the sheer amount of connected devices unless you have your filters setup you will get data…

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Reaching the RF Summit

Meru was founded in Jan 2002 with their HQ in Silicon Valley. Currently they have offices in 22 counties. Three major verticals they focus on are education (higher education, primary/secondary), healthcare (hospitals, assisted living), and hospitality (hotels, conference centers, airports, stadiums). Meru has an architecture called MobileFLEX. This is an all encompassing solution at each…

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RF Aliens Arriving in Saucers

Xirrus started off with a statement, “Traditional wireless is reaching its limits.” With Xirrus you have a wireless array, multiple APs in a single chassis. You can have anywhere from 2 to 16 radios in an array. They also have three outdoor models as well that can support up to 16 radios. The solution is completed…

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The Sapphire Eye of RF

7signal came from the mobile phone provider side providing metrics for service assurance and performance optimization such as quality of experience, key performance indicators, service level agreements and end to end user view. This helps the end user experience to ensure success rates, throughput latency, packet loss, jitter, and MOS. There are 3 elements in…

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Gives You RF Wings

Motorola Solutions has two focus areas, government and enterprise. The mission is to be the leading global provider of mission-critical communications. Some of the market trends that Motorola Solutions is working on right now are: Device Explosion, IT Agility, Intelligent Infrastructure, and Big Data. There will be an estimated 10 billion mobile devices expected to…

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Potato RF From Metageek

If you have been living under a rock and don’t know who Metageek is you really need to head over to Metageek.net and check them out. They are a great SMB out of Boise, ID that focuses on making tools for wireless professionals and non-professionals alike. The tools they develop are crazy easy to use…

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RF That is Tight

There have been three waves of Wi-Fi if you will. Fat APs were the first wave of Wi-FI, these were the Aironet and Symbol APs back in the day. Then came along the controller architecture with Airespace for example. Most vendors these days have a controller based solution like Cisco, Aruba, Motorola, etc. The third and…

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