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Matthew Gast, Aerohive Director of Advanced Technology

Matthew Gast is Director of Advanced Technology at Aerohive Networks. He currently serves as chair of both the Wi-Fi Alliance's security task groups, was the first chair of the Wireless Network Management Marketing task group, and is the past chair of the IEEE 802.11 revision task group.Matthew is...

802.11ac wave 2: What does beamforming do for me?

Continuing in the 802.11ac wave 2 series where I dissect each feature in the “wave 2” grab-bag of technologies, this next post in the series explores the impact of beamforming. A couple of years ago, I wrote about how beamforming is like an investment. Just like investing in a stock, you start by...

802.11ac wave 2: A brief history of beamforming

Continuing in the 802.11ac wave 2 series where I dissect each feature in the “wave 2” grab-bag of technologies, this post focuses on the history of beamforming. Beamforming was first standardized in 802.11n, but it did not become part of the standard feature set in commercial products. In part, that...

802.11ac wave 2: Regulations around 160 MHz channels

Continuing in the 802.11ac wave 2 series where I dissect each feature in the “wave 2” grab-bag of technologies, I wanted to write briefly about regulations around the use of wide channels. Several countries allowed 80- and 160 MHz channels from the get-go. A few countries waited for the ratification...

160 MHz channels in 802.11ac wave 2: facts and fictions

This post continues the 802.11ac wave 2 series, dissecting each feature in the “wave 2” grab-bag of technologies. First up, I’ll be looking at 160 MHz channels. Conceptually, 160 MHz channels are neat because when you increase the channel width, you increase capacity. One common way of referring to...

What does 802.11ac "wave 2" mean and do you need it?

In the past month, I’ve given several talks on 802.11ac, and I’ve been receiving many of the same questions repeatedly. So, I’m going to turn them into another blog series on 11ac, with the first entry (this one) discussing the “wave 1” and “wave 2” terminology. The 802.11ac “wave” terms are...

{video} Matthew Gast on what it's like to design for 802.11ac

We've had some time by now to get acquainted with 802.11ac, but if your organization is among those that have yet to deploy 11ac APs, you might find yourself asking if it's important for your network environment. The video below - starring 802.11ac author Matthew Gast as he delivers a keynote...

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) pt 6: Airplanes

Time for that more esoteric contribution I mentioned in my previous installment: Airplanes.  Our Buyer's Guide for tech geeks has thus far covered gadgets that make your Home life a little better,  Car & Audio gadgets, Location-aware gadgets, Photography & Wearables devices and Toys.  And, because I’m...

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) pt 5: Toys!

OK. This holiday gift Buyer's Guide for tech geeks has covered a lot of territory already. We have given ideas for gadgets for: making your Home life a little better, Car & Audio, Phones & Location, and Photography & Wearables. Time for every Tech Geek's favorite part: Toys! Still to come: Airplanes....

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) pt 4: Photography & Wearables

Time to talk Photography & Wearables. Fun Stuff. Thus far, our holiday gift Buyer's Guide for tech geeks has covered gadgets that make your Home life a little better,  Car & Audio gadgets and Phone & Location-aware gadgets.  Future posts in this series focus on Toys and Airplanes. If you don’t like...

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) pt 3: Phones & Location

Thus far, our holiday Buyer's Guide for tech geeks has covered gadgets that make your Home life a little better and Car & Audio gadgets.  This post covers Location-aware gadgets. Future posts in this series focus on Photography & Wearables; Toys; and Airplanes. If you don’t like what we came up...