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
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
The excitement for MFD2 has been building for awhile now and I can tell you we are in store for a great couple of days. I have been looking forward to this event since I accepted the invitation to be a delegate a couple of months ago. After coming together for dinner tonight as our … Continue reading Mobility Field Day 2