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802.11ax’s Achilles Heel

While there are some technical reasons to be excited about the soon forthcoming 802.11ax (hereafter, just 11ax) technology, it has one big Achilles Heel that must be considered by any

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Wi-Fi Throughput

There must be 10Gbps of Wi-Fi throughput hype out there, and I want to explain expected throughput for 11ac and 11ax WLANs in a way that is clear to everyone.

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Aerohive Innovation

Back-to-back innovative product releases from Aerohive…hmmm.  Who would’ve thought that they would re-enter the innovation game after a 5-year hiatus. Not me, but I must say that I’m very pleasantly

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802.11ax Is Not

So much has been and will be said about the upcoming 802.11 PHY amendment called 802.11ax (hereafter just “11ax”) that I felt I needed to chime in to counteract some

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It’s All About The People

My friend Keith Parsons and I are fond of saying, “It’s All About The People.” Because it is. People and relationships are what’s really important in life, but everyone (including

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Dual-5GHz Radio APs

With client density continually on the rise, and more high-density use cases popping up all the time, it only makes sense to replace unused 2.4GHz radios with 5GHz radios in

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Primary and Secondary Coverage

For those of you who have attended an Ekahau ECSE course or my CWNA course, you will remember the discussions of “Primary” and “Secondary” RF coverage when using predictive modeling

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Moo-MIMO

I readily admit that I could be all wet on this blog, so I have posed the title as a request rather than an assertion. I am going to state

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Hedge Fund Targets Aerohive

Aerohive has been doing quite well since their IPO. There are always areas for improvement, but all-in-all, I’m happy with the company’s numbers to date. Which brings me right to

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A New Generation of Wi-Fi Design

I have recently overheard the following in regard to “selling more APs.” “Let’s recommend two APs per classroom for more capacity.” “Just go with one AP per classroom. It’s easier.”

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The Need For Continual Monitoring

2.4GHz interference advances with the determination of General George S. Patton, perhaps with General “Chesty” Puller as a teammate. BYOD, IoT, and STUFF fuels the onslaught. Because of so many

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Top Ten Tune-up Tips

Much of the work I do on customer networks these days is repetitive. That’s not to say that it’s always simple work, but I do see the same things over

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Buying Value: 2×2:2 vs. 3×3:3

Within most enterprise manufacturers who sell both 2×2:2 and 3×3:3 platforms, the ratio of overall sales is 80-85% 2×2:2 and 15-20% 3×3:3. Given those numbers, someone might ask why do

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Spectrum-only Surveying

Most any technical professional within the Wi-Fi market can tell you what an RF Site Survey is. Far fewer, but still a reasonable number of professionals, can perform an RF

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IoT Fly By

Just as we thought everything was stabilizing after the big BYOD rush…here comes its big brother…IoT.  As soon as you dig into the nuts and bolts of IoT, you realize

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Validated WIPS

When the FCC recently ordered Marriott International and Marriott Hotel Services to pay a $600,000 fine for “jamming mobile hotspots” within their own facilities, the Wi-Fi world suddenly changed. There

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Fiber-to-the-AP….Are You Completely Insane?

Fiber-to-the-AP? Have you lost your mind? Your homework assignment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_6_cable http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_7_cable#CAT7 …and let me tell you a brief story… Once upon a time…in a land only 3 hours from my

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Wi-Family

When our brother Keith Parsons took that historic swing on that faithful day in February 2014, he knocked the ball over the cheap seats, out of the stadium, and into

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Sentis: How The Brain Works

I found an entire animated series on the brain, and it’s extraordinarily informative. It talks about the emotions, subconscious and conscious, limitations, social behavior, and more. Well worth your time.

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