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
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
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
Note - Lighthouse image was used with permission from Ranveig Marie Photography. Check out her stuff here: Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr. This post will serve as part one of a multipart post concerning recent happenings involving client settings, client behavior, what was done to tune a network, and the results thereafter. Chromebooks have been around … Continue reading Distant Beacons – Part 1 – One Size Sail For Every Ship?
There are many good things continuing to happen with everyone's favorite wifi troubleshooting tool from Netscout. The AirCheck G2 will have new firmware released this coming week on Tuesday, October 23. These new features expand on the tool's already great feature set and should have any engineer feeling even more confident while troubleshooting. Version 3 … Continue reading AirCheck G2 v3.0; Building on a Wifi Testing Stalwart
As much as I hate to admit it, Fortinet is more than just "those guys who bought Meru." In fact they are way more than just a wireless company. As we already know, Fortinet is best known in the industry as a security company with a rock solid reputation. The truth is, Fortinet is a … Continue reading From the Edge to the Air, Fortinet’s Full Stack End to End Solution
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, 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
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
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