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?
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
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
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
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