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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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Do NOT Put APs in Hallways

Do NOT Put APs in Hallways

You should not put access points in hallways. It's a rule. In today’s rules for efficient Wireless LAN design, we’re going to talk about why you should not put access points in hallways and give you some examples.

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Do Not Use Survey Incorrectly

Do Not Use Survey Incorrectly

In today's training video, we're going to talk about how to use the word survey properly. We all say it, we don't mean it. If you're going to use the word survey, use the word survey correctly.

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Let’s Talk About The Green Diamond

Let’s Talk About The Green Diamond

The "green diamond" represents how clients join an access point It's easy to remember. We all know the color green and we all know the shape of a diamond. But where it came from was a graphic from a slide deck I did oh, almost 20 years ago now It was a diamond because...

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Cambium Networks XV3-8 Review

Cambium Networks XV3-8 Review

Let's take a closer look at the Cambium Network's XV3-8 Access Point. You can download read all the specs on the XV3-8 here: https://www.cambiumnetworks.com/resource/xv3-8-wi-fi-6-access-point-data-sheet/

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Do NOT Place APs Above Ceiling

Do NOT Place APs Above Ceiling

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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Do Wi-Fi Clients Really Matter?

Do Wi-Fi Clients Really Matter?

Are there differences between Wi-Fi devices? Really? Many think a Wi-Fi device is just like any other Wi-Fi device. But the truth is, there are HUGE differences between devices' capabilities. IF you can figure out how to give a device what it wants, it WILL perform...

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Understanding dB Math

Understanding dB Math

As a Wireless LAN Engineer you need to understand dB math  So, in this little video we're going to talk about some quick ways you can learn to do dB math, even in your head Files for Download: Build a dB to mW Conversion Table dB math in 5 minutes dBm to mW Conversion...

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Electromagnetic Spectrum over the Years

Electromagnetic Spectrum over the Years

I found some older graphics showing how folks in the past viewed the RF spectrum. Obviously, very little has changed over the decades… other than how efficient we are at USING the spectrum in all our communications. This is how they saw the RF spectrum allocations...

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MCS Table and How To Use it

MCS Table and How To Use it

Today in our training video, we're going to talk about one of my favorite things, the MCS table, and how you can use it. The MCS table is one of the things that I not only love to teach, but to use because it helps me evaluate the quality of the RF environment. Also,...

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Challenge: Post Daily!

Challenge: Post Daily!

Questions & Evidence-Based Answers | Post.Every.Single.Day Why? We are in some crazy COVID times and we thought it might be a good idea to share our answers to questions people might have about Wi-Fi. Plus, it is quite fun to set up and perform experiments to show...

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Fluke Certified Cable Test Technician Training

Fluke Certified Cable Test Technician Training

Almost two decades ago, I met and was impressed by a man who knew so much more than I about all things packet analysis.I attended a course way back in Networld/Interop days from Mr. Mike Pennacchi. Fast forward to last week. I again had a chance to sit at his feet,...

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Cisco Catalyst Access Point Updates with Fred Niehaus

Listen up marketing people out there in the Wireless LAN community… “We need more presentations like Fred Niehaus!” I’ve been a delegate at many Tech Field Day events, and have watched every.single.one of the presentations of Mobility Field Day and the prior Wireless...

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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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