Fortinet, Meru, FortiRu Forti-WHO?

Since last week's open letter to FortiRu, I came to the realization that there may be some confusion related to Fortinet's AP product line.  I decided to throw this post together so that it is easier to understand which APs are what, and which category they fall into.  Keep in mind this is a high … Continue reading Fortinet, Meru, FortiRu Forti-WHO?

Dear FortiRu; An Open Letter of Affection, Disappointment, and Encouragement

Dear FortiRu, You and I have been together for almost seven years.  We have been many places together; local government buildings, soft drink distributors, beer distributors, small town banks, surgical tool manufacturing facilities, resorts, retirement communities, many private and public schools (too many to count), and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (Remember TJ's attic?).  We have had … Continue reading Dear FortiRu; An Open Letter of Affection, Disappointment, and Encouragement

NETSCOUT – Nuthin’ But a G(2) Thang

A few weeks ago at Mobility Field Day 2 I was afforded the opportunity to listen to a presentation from the fine people of NETSCOUT (all capitals because that is how Kendall Hershey told me it should be).  It was somewhat of a reunion for Brennan, Rob, and myself as we had established a relationship … Continue reading NETSCOUT – Nuthin’ But a G(2) Thang

Through the Mist; Predictable, Reliable, and Measurable Wifi from Mist Systems

I recently had the opportunity to listen to a presentation from Mist Systems at Mobility Field Day 2 in San Jose.  At first glance/listen Mist might sound like just another controller-less "cloud" wifi solution that touts a shiny dashboard and user analytics.  They even toss around trendy new buzzwords such as "AI" and "machine learning."  … Continue reading Through the Mist; Predictable, Reliable, and Measurable Wifi from Mist Systems

#WLPC 2017 PHX, #SingleChannelAdventures, and Looking Back

It has been a couple weeks since I returned from WLPC in Phoenix.  It was a great trip down to the southwest which included catching up with some good friends, listening to great presentations, learning a lot, and also presenting on a topic near and dear to my heart.  I was able to put a … Continue reading #WLPC 2017 PHX, #SingleChannelAdventures, and Looking Back

Since the Last Time We Talked; WLPC on the Horizon

The countdown is on.  There is less than a week until the Wireless LAN Professionals conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  This will be the first WLPC that I attend and I am really looking forward to it.  I am in the process right now of completing a presentation for a  TEN Talk that I will be … Continue reading Since the Last Time We Talked; WLPC on the Horizon

Frozen Fi – The Big TX Freeze

We all find bugs in software from time to time and most of the time they are fixed in relatively short order.....maybe.... It is always an unsettling feeling when those bugs resurface in later versions of code after being "fixed." We recently received reports from a school that the wifi was "not working."  Early on … Continue reading Frozen Fi – The Big TX Freeze

Single Channel Architecture and Virtual Cell and its Effect on Co-Channel Contention

Before you go ripping me, hear me out. I was recently called out to a high school who had put in a trouble incident indicating that they were experiencing slow wireless performance and client disconnections in a particular area of the building.  When I arrived I found that there was a high concentration of clients … Continue reading Single Channel Architecture and Virtual Cell and its Effect on Co-Channel Contention