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A Special Announcement from Aruba and Celona

A Special Announcement from Aruba and Celona

An Aruba and Celona partnership opens up some significant opportunities for Enterprise Networks Keith talks at length with Mehmet Yavuz of Celona and Chuck Lukaszewski of Aruba to talk about a new partnership between Celona and Aruba and some of the benefits this will...

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How to use ScreenFlow to make YouTube Videos

How to use ScreenFlow to make YouTube Videos

ScreenFlow has become a favorite tool at Wireless LAN Professionals to help us create our daily posts. Here's a quick tutorial showing you how it's done so you can create your own YouTube tutorials, demos, or explainer videos for your customers, peers, or to build...

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What is Ultra-Wideband (UWB)? with Stephen Cooper

What is Ultra-Wideband (UWB)? with Stephen Cooper

So what is ultra wide band? It is not Verizon 5GB Ultra Wide Band that they're marketing at the moment. You'll see this come up a lot. There's a lot of Google search ads popping up. They're prioritizing Verizon's marketing for 5Ghz ultra wideband. Let's just build...

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Why You Shouldn’t Hang APs on the Wall Like a Clock

There are some good reasons why your AP needs to hang on the ceiling, not the wall  Wi-Fi is so resilient even when you don't follow best practices it still works - BUT you are paying a price when you hang APs incorrectly. Let's look at why. Transcripts Don't hang...

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Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

You've heard this before, lights, camera, action. . . and I think we all should add a little bit about sound in there as well. In today's video, I'm going to give you some tips and hints on how to look better on Zoom.

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Spectrum Analyzer Comparison

Spectrum Analyzer Comparison

Today we're going to talk about spectrum analyzer comparisons. In today's video, we're talking about the comparisons between different spectrum analyzers, spectrum analyzers are a hardware tool that lets you visualize something you can't see with your human eyes.

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Wi-Fi Signal

Wi-Fi Signal

Today we're going to talk about Wi-Fi signal. Wi-fi signal is one of the tools that I use, at least daily, a couple of times a day for years now.

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Do You Have a Wired or Wireless Problem?

Do You Have a Wired or Wireless Problem?

Wired or wireless? How to quickly narrow down if you have a Wi-Fi problem. In this video, we're going to share a little bit of information how you might be able to help your customers see whether or not it is truly a Wi-Fi problem.

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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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