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Document Everything

Document Everything

A friendly reminder to document everything. In today's little video, Keith shares another Wireless Lan design tip. If you are asked to design and deploy a WLAN you know is going to fail, document, document, document!

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Choose APs BEFORE Design

Choose APs BEFORE Design

Always choose the APs before you start designing. The reason you need to do before, is there is such a huge difference in access points.

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Always Validate, Always!

Always Validate, Always!

Always, always, always, always validate what you're doing. Now, there's a lot of different ways you can go through validation. You could do an AP on a stick. When you do an AP on a stick, you actually put in AP up on a tripod.

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Do NOT use Marketing Ratios

Do NOT use Marketing Ratios

Don't follow marketing ratios This is one that I really. I just going to say it right out. Don't do it. Don't follow marketing ratios, they're not engineering, they're purely marketing.

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Follow Best Practices

Follow Best Practices

Now how do you know what the best practices are? In today's training video, we're going to talk about following best practices because if you follow them, usually, most of the time you'll have a much more efficient Wi-Fi.

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How to Make Wi-Fi Go Faster

How to Make Wi-Fi Go Faster

Let's find out how to make Wi-Fi go faster. In today's video, we compare how we made Ethernet go faster and whatever work there might help us make our Wi-Fi go faster.

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What are the benefits of ignoring SSIDs?

What are the benefits of ignoring SSIDs?

What are the benefits of ignoring SSIDs? "I'm curious to find out what the real world benefits can be found from removing clear to send requirement by ignoring SSIDs you don't care about."Yeah, I don't know of any method to ignore SSIDS... Some people and this is...

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Know ALL The Requirements

Know ALL The Requirements

In today's video, we're going to talk about wireless LAN design tip: Know ALL the requirements. There's a whole lot of requirements and we usually get a requirement from our customers who come in and say something like "We just need the Wi-Fi to work everywhere fast"....

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Why is Wi-Fi 6 Better for our WLAN Designs?

Why is Wi-Fi 6 Better for our WLAN Designs?

In this video, we will compare the RF Spectrum to see what we are gaining from Wi-Fi 6. We're not going to go talking about the 900 MHz or some of the other IoT bands. We're just focusing on 2.4, 5 gig and 6.

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Call for Topics #WLPC 2021

Call for Topics #WLPC 2021

It’s that time again… Now, to be clear we do NOT have any specific dates/locations to announce for #WLPC 2021 yet, but we do want to start getting ready for when things finally do open up and we can all gather together again. So in the spirit of “being prepared”, we...

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Are there any controllers that support BSSID Coloring?

Are there any controllers that support BSSID Coloring?

Do you know of any manufacturers whose controllers support BSSID coloring? This is something that will be coming that has been "promised" in Wi-Fi 6 - 802.11ax. As of now, we don't know of any vendors who have it working yet.. we shall see. It will be great when it is...

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Know Your PHY

Know Your PHY

What's the PHY? The physical layer. You need to know how a NIC works. Now NIC are entirely different in wireless than wired. Learn more about the PHY in today's video.

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WLPC Agenda Schedule 2018, 2019, 2020

WLPC Agenda Schedule 2018, 2019, 2020

Are you looking for the past schedules of #WLPC? Well, you're in luck. Here are the schedules from #WLPC 2018 & 2019.  Whether you're just curious and can't quite remember all that you experienced at the conferences or you need a record of what you participated...

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Before You Design – Remember The Basics

Before You Design – Remember The Basics

You should not put your access points above the ceiling tiles. In today's rules for efficient Wireless Lan design, we're going to talk about why you should not put your access points above the ceiling tiles. 

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A Quick Intro To Python with Nick Turner

A Quick Intro To Python with Nick Turner

Interested in learning how to use Python? In this video, Nick Turner introduces Python and then walks through the steps necessary to find out whether you have Python installed on your systems.Python is a popular programing language released in 1991. It is particularly...

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Top Ten Tips For Wireless LAN Design

Top Ten Tips For Wireless LAN Design

Want better WLAN Design? In this presentation, Keith shares key insights into what makes for better WLAN Design. These "ten tips + some" come from Keith's years of real-world experience in the field as well as his extensive training and consulting work. Links...

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6GHz Spectrum the Future of Wi-Fi

6GHz Spectrum the Future of Wi-Fi

6GHz Spectrum, The Future of Wi-Fi In today's training video, we were talking about the new 6GHz spectrum. 12000 megahertz of new channels for us, this is going to be the future of Wi-Fi.

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Office – Lab – Studio Tour with Ferney Muñoz

Office – Lab – Studio Tour with Ferney Muñoz

Ferney Muñoz gives us a tour of his office. Ferney has been teaching Wi-Fi for several years as well as working with WLAN Professionals in organizing and leading the #WLPC events. In this video Ferney gives us a behind the scenes look at his own office/lab/studio. Be...

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5GHz Spectrum

5GHz Spectrum

5GHz spectrum, the spectrum for the rest of us. In today's training video we're going to talk about the 5GHz spectrum and how it can help you have better Wi-Fi.

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Do NOT Use Stop and Go Survey

Do NOT Use Stop and Go Survey

Let's talk about why you should NOT use stop and go surveys There's reasons for it and I'm going to show you the answers. Like all rules, if you know what you're doing and you have a legitimate reason for using stop and go, then go ahead. But just realize there is a...

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RF Spectrum for Wi-Fi

RF Spectrum for Wi-Fi

Rf spectrum for Wi-Fi, let's do a comparison. In today's training video we'll be comparing the spectrum across the bands 2, 4, 5 gig and 6 gig. Read more and download some charts here: https://wlanprofessionals.com/updated-unlicensed-spectrum-charts/

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