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Training for CBRS Installation Certification

Training for CBRS Installation Certification

In a previous blog post, we talked about CBRS for the Wireless LAN Engineer. It covered some of the technical aspects as well as similarities and differences between CBRS and 802.11.Vendor Neutral Training & Certification There are tons of courses for learning...

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Using EMANIM to Visualize Radio Waves

Using EMANIM to Visualize Radio Waves

For nearly 20 years I’ve been using the EMANIM classic application by Andras Szilagyi to help students of Wireless LANs to visualize radio frequency waves… Those of us involved in Wi-Fi have a tough job. We have to work on something we can’t touch, see, or feel – so...

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Always More to Learn About RF

Always More to Learn About RF

Like many industries, the Wireless LAN community is made up of people with a wide range of education and experience. Even those with decades of experience can still learn and adapt our view of how the invisible medium we work with works. At Aruba's Atmosphere...

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Updated Unlicensed Spectrum Charts

On April 23rd, 2020 – the FCC in the US voted to open 1,200 MHz of spectrum for Unlicensed use. Basically, allowing for a massive change in the available spectrum we can access in our Wireless LAN designs and deployments. As of today, there are no vendors shipping...

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Ethernet over NOT-Cat5 Cable Solutions

Ethernet over NOT-Cat5 Cable Solutions

We have been trained and reinforced for decades that Ethernet rides over some form of Twisted Pair Cabling. If we are old enough, we might remember the ‘good old days’ of Thicknet or Thinnet Ethernet cable… but for most of our professional lives we have worked with...

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CBRS for the Wireless LAN Engineer

CBRS for the Wireless LAN Engineer

There has been a lot of talk lately about this CBRS or Private LTE technology. Actually, it has been talked about for years and years. But it is finally nearing a stage to come to market and be installed in an enterprise near you. First, CBRS does NOT use 802.11...

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CLI Commands for Troubleshooting Wi-Fi

CLI Commands for Troubleshooting Wi-Fi

For many of us in the Wireless LAN industry, we’ve moved on to Graphical Interfaces along with the vendor gear we support. Having HTML access to a GUI, or using a specific App is the norm for many who support Wireless LANs. But there are still some distinct and useful...

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Bluetooth Primer

Bluetooth Primer

Bluetooth technology has been around for a very long time… ever since 1989! But it has been improved, updated and is currently found in most of our personal devices. But many don’t know the details about it, other than it just works. The Bluetooth logo is made up of...

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12 Steps To Being A Great Student

12 Steps To Being A Great Student

As a wireless LAN professional chances are you will be sitting through some sort of training. This is true if you expect to advance in your career, or just want to stay up to date on all the changes that go along with working in a highly technical field....

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Interview with Karol Krol about AirMobile

Interview with Karol Krol about AirMobile

Wi-Fi as a dominating method of communication must always work and perform, In business today there is never be room for delays in deliveries.  In this interview, Karol Kroll shares how AirMobile can help find issues and root cause problems before users complain. Want...

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Filtering and Coloring Frames with Wireshark by Joel Crane

Filtering and Coloring Frames with Wireshark by Joel Crane

Joel Crane presented at WLPC Phoenix 2018 on how to quickly apply filters without having to memorize regular expressions, create coloring rules to track 802.11 exchanges and build custom configuration profiles. You can go HERE to watch the full presentation. When...

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CWNE Application Review Process with Martin Ericson

CWNE Application Review Process with Martin Ericson

Are you on the path to CWNE? CWNP offers Enterprise Wi-Fi certifications for entry-level professionals all the way up to seasoned network experts. But do you know how to navigate the process? Do you know what you need to be doing to get started? Keith sat down with...

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Why Lee Badman’s website is a must read with Glenn Cate

Why Lee Badman’s website is a must read with Glenn Cate

Lee Badman's "Wi-Fi Question of the Day" has been a great resource and in this review, Glenn Cate gives us more reason to follow Lee and why his website is a must-read for every Wi-Fi Professional. Want to listen to the interview instead? Go HERE Matthew Casteel:...

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Polarizing Figures in Wireless with Scott Lester

Polarizing Figures in Wireless with Scott Lester

Scott Lester presented at WLPC Phoenix 2018 about polarizing figures in Wireless. You can go HERE to watch the full presentation. We're talking about antennas, the things that surprisingly seem to be pushed a lot in the industry. In the percentage of APs sold with...

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Blog Review | Badger-Fi

Blog Review | Badger-Fi

Badger Fi is a good source if you want to know more about Single-channel architecture. Want to listen to the interview instead? Go HERE Matthew: Glenn Cate, welcome to the show! What Wi-Fi blog review do you have for us this time? Glenn Cate: Hey, Matthew! thank you...

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Jussi Kiviniemi from Ekahau talks ESS 9.0 updates

Jussi Kiviniemi from Ekahau talks ESS 9.0 updates

The ESS Update 9.0 Has Arrived In the end of 2017 Ekahau released a much anticipated update to the Site Survey tool. Keith was able to sit down with Senior VP Jussi Kiviniemi to talk about what was new and what can be expected in the future. Below is a summary and...

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