The Madison County, Virginia, Rural Broadband Conundrum

Let's face it. One of the reasons we choose to live in Madison County is because of it being a beautiful rural community. We have also heard the tired excuse about growth and how that will damage what we love so much about Madison County. Investing in broadband infrastructure does not necessarily mean higher taxes … Continue reading The Madison County, Virginia, Rural Broadband Conundrum

Cisco AppHosting Converts Your Catalyst 9300 Into A Hive For Your NetBeez Agent

I have been a NetBeez fan for several years now. I started my hive with the Raspberry Pi 2 agent and have been using them ever since. Over the last year or so we have upgraded our hive to include the latest and greatest Raspi agent, as well as include KVM and Docker agents hosted … Continue reading Cisco AppHosting Converts Your Catalyst 9300 Into A Hive For Your NetBeez Agent

Bringing It All Together – Aruba Networks; Wifi 6 and #ATMDigital 2020

Over the last several months I have had the opportunity to do some writing about some of the cool stuff Aruba Networks has been working on. I wanted to write a quick post which brought all of the content together. Wi-Fi 6: Should You Believe the Hype?Transforming the Wireless ClassroomIs Early Wi-Fi 6 Buy-In Worth … Continue reading Bringing It All Together – Aruba Networks; Wifi 6 and #ATMDigital 2020

Solar Powered Parking Lot WiFi – A Bright Spot in the Middle of a Pandemic

It seems as though things have been changing from day to day (or maybe hour to hour) over the last several months as we figure out ways to navigate a pandemic. Not many things are immune to the affects of the pandemic, no pun intended, and that includes reliable network access. K12 network engineer's minds … Continue reading Solar Powered Parking Lot WiFi – A Bright Spot in the Middle of a Pandemic

Rest Easy Old Friend; Virtual Cell Is Getting the (.11)ax

All good things must come to an end. Virtual Cell is NOT going to be part of Fortinet's upcoming .11ax access point product line.  I'm not certain of the exact reason but it would seem that the cost of engineering a chipset with proprietary features and efficiency gains from the advancement in technology brought by … Continue reading Rest Easy Old Friend; Virtual Cell Is Getting the (.11)ax

Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) Antenna for Local HF Contacts

The Virginia QSO Party is just around the corner and this year I am going to be better prepared for making local HF contacts.  In the last few years of contesting, I have been plagued with poor local performance from my HF operating station.  I employed two multi-band HF antennas for making contacts but found … Continue reading Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) Antenna for Local HF Contacts

Distant Beacons – Part 3 – Calming the Seas

Note - Lighthouse image was used with permission from Ranveig Marie Photography.  Check out her stuff here:  Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr. This is part three of a multi-part post describing the tuning of Single Channel Architecture/Virtual Cell and taming ChromeOS roaming behaviors.  Part one can be found here.  Part two can be found here. We … Continue reading Distant Beacons – Part 3 – Calming the Seas

Distant Beacons – Part 2 – A Single Port in the Storm

Note - Lighthouse image was used with permission from Ranveig Marie Photography.  Check out her stuff here:  Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr. This is part two of a multi-part post describing the tuning of Single Channel Architecture/Virtual Cell and taming ChromeOS roaming behaviors.  Part one can be found here. It is no secret at this point … Continue reading Distant Beacons – Part 2 – A Single Port in the Storm