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5 Key Requirements for Managed WLAN Services

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In an earlier blog I wrote about the coming wave of Managed WLAN / Wi-Fi Services. This wave has started to build and may just be now entering the explosive growth stage. Managed WLAN presents a set of challenges to the service provider, whether it is the traditional telecom / cable operator or a specialist […]

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Awesome Wireshark Links for WLAN Professionals

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Below is a list of links I compiled from this years’ Sharkfest. There’s a treasure trove of valuable information for WLAN folks from some pretty amazing people. If you’re interested in learning more about Wireshark and the community… then these resources are what you need. Enjoy! The Bit Girl – @LauraChappell’s YouTube Channel Two Free […]

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I attended Laura Chappell’s Wireshark Certified Network Analyst BOOT CAMP along with Sharkfest 2014 June 14-20, at Dominican University in San Rafael, California. This was the seventh Sharkfest which began in 2008 and attendance has grown each year. Sharkfest is an educational conference focused on sharing knowledge, experience and best practices among members of the […]

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  WLAN infrastructure costs millions of dollars to install and support. The reason for the investment is obvious as more wireless devices are hitting the workplace every year. The proliferation of BYOD and the Internet of Things is growing exponentially, so a coherent strategy as well as careful planning are absolutely required.  Here are few […]

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  Challenge: Today’s university students carry multiple mobile devices and expect to be able to connect seamlessly to wireless networks. As a result, many institutions of higher learning, both public and private, are struggling to keep pace with growing bandwidth and connectivity requirements given limited technical resources and constrained budgets. The University of Northern Iowa […]

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  Spectrum analysis is a layer 1 technology for identifying presence, type, level and location of RF interference. Today’s wireless access point integrated spectrum analysis functionality does not run continuously, which is a significant limitation. Integrated spectrum analyzers commonly use the same radio chip for WLAN spectrum analysis and for serving client devices. For this […]

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This may come as a surprise to many experts, but mobile networks generate interference to WLAN networks and may clearly degrade WLAN performance. Most would not think to consider this as a relevant source of Wi-Fi interference, however, I explain below how we identified the issue and got one organization back on the path to […]

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