From the Edge to the Air, Fortinet’s Full Stack End to End Solution

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

Moms Love Mist

Mist Systems was another Mobility Field Day alumnus who chose to return and show us what they have been working on over the last year.  Mist has a very solid product line driven by a who's who of individuals from the wireless industry.  For a refresher on who Mist is, check out this video from … Continue reading Moms Love Mist

Nyansa; A Clearer Picture From a Data Gathering Powerhouse at #MFD3

Nyansa was back at Mobility Field Day again this year and I have to admit, I took away more from them this year than last.  Nyansa makes a product called Voyance which delivers a crazy amount of data and insight into your network.  You might think you have a good idea about what is going … Continue reading Nyansa; A Clearer Picture From a Data Gathering Powerhouse at #MFD3

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

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

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