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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...

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...

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...

Top KPIs to Measure for Optimal Wireless Network Performance

Top KPIs to Measure for Optimal Wireless Network Performance

Wireless networks play a critical role in most organizations today. When the network is down, users are affected and can become frustrated. This is why maintaining wireless network performance is crucial and should be a top priority for IT teams. However, this can be...

5 Reasons You Could Be Spending Too Much Time Troubleshooting WiFi

5 Reasons You Could Be Spending Too Much Time Troubleshooting WiFi

If you’ve ever been out on a job (or are part of a network operations team), you know the countless hours that can be lost troubleshooting a network. As a matter of fact, a 2019 research report from Sirkin Research and LiveAction corroborates this problem, revealing...

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...

How Rick Steiner used Ekahau Pro and WLAN Pi to Derive MOS for VoWiFi

How Rick Steiner used Ekahau Pro and WLAN Pi to Derive MOS for VoWiFi

This is a summary of the presentation Rick gave at #WLPC 2020. Watch his full presentation HERE. “I solve problems you don’t know you have, in ways you can’t understand” Rick stumbled on a definition of an engineer he decided to adopt as his own, “I solve problems you...

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...

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...