Monday, March 16, 2015 by
This blog is the second in a 3-part series summarizing these
initial steps up to the point where you have gathered network needs
and assessed RF environment conditions.
After gathering information about the goals and expected uses
of the wireless
network, use a planning tool, such as the Aerohive...
Friday, March 13, 2015 by
When planning to deploy a wireless network, you must first
determine the number of clients you expect to serve, the type of
traffic you expect on the network, the amount of throughput you
want the network to provide, and the number of access points you
need and where to mount them for optimal...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by
As everybody who is willing to put up with my descriptions of
minutely technical features in Wi-Fi no doubt already knows, one of
the key constraints on wireless LANs is that the data rate that can
be achieved is loosely dependent on your range from the access
There are a number of subtle...
Monday, May 6, 2013 by
When talking about 802.11ac
, beamforming is a
common topic of conversation. Yes, it was first standardized back
in the 802.11n days, but it was never widely implemented.
Significant work was devoted to making beamforming simpler to
implement in silicon in 802.11ac, which I expect will pay off...
Friday, October 19, 2012 by
Our friends at WiTS
(Wireless Training & Solutions) have done it
again – another awesome HTML5 reference tool! This time, an
interactive MCS tool. Click an MCS rate or modulation type once to
see just those items, and click it again to return to the main
screen. This is helpful when you want to know...
Thursday, October 18, 2012 by
Well, you knew it had to happen. The makers of Wi-Fi Channel Simulator
have brought us a 2.0
version. Yes, now with 80 and 160 MHz wide channels and in HTML5
for all of you Apple-lovin’, iPad-packin’, Flash-hatin’ geeks out
there. Oh, by the way, that describes me too. SWEET!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by
Halloween is right around the corner, and one thing I learned
from last month’s Wireless Field Day
is that 802.11ac
is apparently scary. Quite a few of the delegates asked me why the
industry appears to be scared of 802.11ac.
I guess we’re just weird at Aerohive
because we love 802.11ac.Why? Several...
Thursday, October 4, 2012 by
Meraki has taken Wi-Fi infrastructure to a whole new level of
ridiculous with the “Split Controller.” My inner sarcastic comedian
couldn’t keep quiet about this.Meraki devices (APs, switches, and routers) connect to their cloud
management platform for management and control. To be absolutely
Friday, September 28, 2012 by
It’s been exactly 3 years since I started at Aerohive
, and I’m pretty
dang sure I mentioned that every Wi-Fi infrastructure company would
be forced to “copy Aerohive
or die.” Wait for it … wait for it… I TOLD
YOU SO! Ah … that feels nice … OK, I’m over it. So … moving on.
Here we are, after all...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by
Because I have been in the Wi-Fi industry for 12+ years, I
sometimes forget that the technology is still a young technology.
To this day I find that many Aerohive customers
and even some Aerohive partners
are just getting introduced to the
basic concepts of 802.11 wireless networking. Therefore, I...