Thursday, April 7, 2011 by
Matthew Gast is Director of Advanced Technology at
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
Friday, February 14, 2014 by
As I tell many people, I’m a pilot. It comes up in basically
every presentation I give because well, I can put it in every
At the Wireless LAN Professionals Summit
this week, I had a
bit of a new twist on aviation. I’ve told many people that learning
to fly has made me a better driver....
Thursday, February 13, 2014 by
It’s an exciting time in Wi-Fi. This year, 802.11ac
will emerge from its long gestation to
supplant 802.11n as the Wi-Fi physical layer you use. Just as
importantly, the applications running on Wi-Fi continue to grow in
diversity, and we’re witnessing a veritable Cambrian explosion of
uses for Wi-Fi...
Thursday, January 9, 2014 by
my travels, a common question that’s posed is something along the
lines of “is it safe to buy pre-standard Wi-Fi technology?” While
the question comes up most often in relation to new physical layer
standards (such as 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.11ac), it is a fair
question for any emerging...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by
In the closing days of 2013, the 802.11ac standardization
project completed. The IEEE has published the 802.11ac-2013 standard
Ratification of the standard was never in doubt, of course.
The 802.11 timeline
showed that as additional drafts
available, support for the standard approached...
Monday, December 16, 2013 by
Last Thursday, Aerohive presented a webinar, Understanding the Network Impact of 802.11ac,
on the quickly emerging
. Talking about fast-evolving
technology is one of my favorite things to do because it “closes
the loop” between what we build as an industry and how it is used
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and
, a statewide school for advanced science and math
students. I was allowed to speak to several classes,
with the highlight of my day being in front of an entrepreneurship
class talking about my...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by
Voice-Enterprise certification program is a must-have if you are
supporting real-time media applications on your wireless LAN. The
certification gives you a one-stop shop for everything you need.
Delivering “voice-grade” networking requires much more than simple
Monday, May 20, 2013 by
One of the reasons that I like working at Aerohive
is that we
have a deep bench of talent. Today, I’m going to take a look at the
bench from just one aspect: If you wanted to go read about Wi-Fi,
what books should you pick up? Of course, we have a number of white
papers you can read that describe...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by
A few people have pointed me at Lee Badman’s blog on backhaul for 802.11ac
it’s certainly a hot topic of conversation. Although we’re
still early on the curve with 802.11ac (the Wi-Fi Alliance
certification program hasn’t launched yet), any major network
upgrade is being done with an eye...
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...