No wonder I want to go over to Europe for awhile.Perhaps I can get some decent Internet speeds while I’m there. Perhaps the next trip needs to be to Japan and South Korea, eh? Look how pitiful the US is on this graph. We should be ashamed.And my Broadband connection at home is even worse […]
Blog (WLAN Pros Blog)
I’ll be leaving for a two week family vacation to Paris and London. So this blog will be on ‘hiatus’ for awhile. In the mean time, my personal blog over at http://wirelessroadwarrior.blogspot.com will have the latest on my personal life and vacation. Looking forward to a bit of a break… Keith
I participated in a virtual roundtable discussion with some other tech savvy minds over at WiFiJedi’s (Douglas Haider’s) Blog. The topic was Pre-Shared Keys and some of the new techniques Aerohive and others are bringing to the table. You can find the discussion here. Thanks to Bruce and Ken for their comments.
The goal of wireless networks is to provide an appropriate and workable RF implementation for the accurate transmission of data across a wireless medium. To this end we work hard to get the correct number of access points with the proper power and channel settings using the best antenna patterns to cover the area we […]
I’ve been quite pleased with my little Dell Mini 9 – loaded with Apple Macintosh OS X. The couple of little things that bothered me, namely the smaller keyboard, and the lack of the standard Macintosh two-finger scrolling and two-finger right-click. Well, this week I did an update to the OS X operating system to […]
Ever have the trouble of remembering which of many power plugs to take depending on what country you are traveling to? Those ‘multi-country’ ones are so large! I’d rather just take the smaller ones that I need. I found this site and graphic that makes it much easier.
I’ve been teaching WiFi for many years now. And one concept folks seem to have a hard time with is co-channel interference. Not that there *is* interference, that’s pretty obvious, but at what level does co-channel interference actually start to ‘hurt’ the Wireless LAN? I’ve started to call these areas ‘Want’ – ‘Don’t Want’ – […]
I was watching a TED presentation this evening on my computer and experienced a new ‘view’ of the world’s AIDS epidemic, but shown graphically – with animated data. It was very enlightening! The FULL data set, not just AIDS, but education, life expectancy, income, births per woman, and many many others are all available. But […]
In the Wireless LAN (WLAN) world, we have started to worship in front of the False God of dB. Books, white papers, study guides, and design manuals have touted the value of the RSSI (dB) so much we have used this as a sole way of designing and evaluating our Wi-Fi Networks. dB is a […]
OK, I know I’m just being a bit ‘picky’ here… but I’ve found a correlation in a variety of industries with respect to how professionals pronounce a ‘short-hand’ version of an acronym versus the ‘layman’ way. My wife is a Labor & Delivery Nurse, and they don’t call the OB Docs ‘awbzz’ (‘obs’) – they […]
Finding the right Wifi Antenna is a pain in the connector. When I meet with WLAN managers the most often asked question about antennas is, “Where can I get one that is camouflaged or hidden in some way?” Most antenna sales or manufacturers websites are really bad. Either these websites haven’t been changed since 1997 […]