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
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?
The other day I was working in Ekahau Site Survey and ran into an issue that I thought could use some improvement. I took to Twitter to voice my #ESSRequest. Rather than being met with affirmation, I had apparently committed a cardinal ESS sin by setting the scale of my project using the opening to … Continue reading #NoDoors
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
We had the opportunity while visiting with NETSCOUT at Mobility Field Day 2 to get a sneak peek of the v2.0 firmware for the G2 (yes, firmware; no need to purchase new hardware). Many of us were very excited to see some of the newly added features and it seems as though there is even … Continue reading NETSCOUT AirCheck G2 v2.0