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David Coleman, Aerohive Global Training Manager

David Coleman is a wireless security/networking trainer and consultant. For the past ten years, David has instructed IT professionals from around the globe in wireless networking administration, wireless security, and wireless frame analysis.The company he founded, AirSpy Networks, specialized in...

Two more Aerohive SEs join the CWNE ranks

In spring of 2014, Aerohive superstar, Janet Rae, become the first Aerohive Networks System Engineer to obtain the coveted Certified Wireless Networking Expert (CWNE) certification. Today I am proud to announce that there are now two more Aerohive System Engineers that have a CWNE number on their...

Wi-Fi Nostalgia Part 3: Autonomous APs

This is a third in a series about Wi-Fi dinosaurs that are now mostly extinct. As mentioned in the first Wi-Fi Nostalgia blog installment, I have been cleaning out my office and purging myself of geriatric WLAN equipment. The focus of this blog will be the 802.11 fossils known as autonomous access...

A look back at legacy client devices and Wi-Fi networks

This is a second post in a series about Wi-Fi dinosaurs that are now mostly extinct. As mentioned in the original Wi-Fi Nostalgia blog, I have been cleaning out my office and purging myself of equipment from the Wi-Fi horse-and-buggy days. The focus of this blog will be antique 802.11 client devices. I...

Feeling nostalgic about Wi-Fi? This will bring back memories

Before I came to work for Aerohive, I ran my own Wi-Fi consulting and training company for 10 years. Over the years I worked with WLAN products from pretty much all the WLAN vendors and acquired a lot of WLAN hardware for testing purposes in my lab. As a matter of fact, I procured so much...

New CWNA Study Guide edition hits the shelves

After many months of work, the 4th edition of the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) Official Study Guide is available. Writing a book is a time-consuming and often aggravating process. However, whenever the finished edition arrives at my doorstep, I always react like Steve Martin does...

Getting Started with HiveManager

Locating Documentation and Video Training, Connecting APs to your network, and a quick note about AP350 antennas.

How to deploy controller-less Wi-Fi: HiveManager Express Mode: Viewing active clients

In the seventh installment of our “Aerohive Getting Started” series on how to deploy Aerohive controller-less Wi-Fi, we cover the next step, viewing active clients and using client monitor. This video follows our six previous videos — (1) Introduction and Resources, (2) First Time Access to MyHive...

How to set up Guest WLANs 101

This is the first in a series on setting up a guest WLAN. Many studies have shown that providing wireless LAN (WLAN) guest access is beneficial to your business. Improved Productivity: Customers and contractors often need access to the Internet to accomplish job-related duties. If customers and...

Getting Started with HiveManager: Bell And Whistles, Part 1

In our training classes, we often talk about the fact that Aerohive Networks has thousands of “bells and whistles” available when deploying our access points, branch routers, and other devices on your wireless LAN. Because Aerohive offers a vast array of “bells and whistles,” our cooperative-control...

Bonjour Gateways – Cross Subnet Communication

This is the second in a two-part series of blogs about configuring, troubleshooting, and using the Aerohive Bonjour Gateway. Apple’s Bonjour protocol can locate devices such as printers, Apple TVs, computers, and the services that those devices offer on a local network using multicast Domain Name...