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Show 39 — Unplugged on Tech Field Day Wireless

The rise in mobile devices such as iPads, HP tablets and more means that Wireless Networking is becoming part of the mainstream for network engineers. You can’t ignore it anymore. When we got an invitation to the very first ever Wireless Tech Field Day in San Jose on March 17 & 18 , then we all packet our bags and headed out.

Greg got to meet Tom for the first time, and bunch of other wireless nerds (Full List and talk networking. To wrap it up we recorded this show where we gove the Packet Pushers critical eye on the products and the presentations, talk about what we loved and hated, some of the interesting parts of the show.

  • comparing the Spectrum Analysis tools from Air Magnet, Metageek (WiSpy) and discussing which one is best suited to different markets.
  • A look at wireless controller networking and the fact that wireless manufacturers are moving towards distributed solutions and that companies like Aerohive are part of that move.
  • Some info the HP and Cisco wireless networking products including discussion 3×3 wireless stadanrd

You can find the Metageek training videos on their WiSpy products on Youtube by metageektrent.

You can Jennifer Huber’s Comparison video of MetaGeek and Air Magnet .

Greg’s post at EtherealMind.com on Controller based networks and might be worth contrasting with the move away from controller based networks in wireless AeroHive, HP, ‘Big Boner’ AP’s and Wireless LAN Controllers


Jennifer Huber is @jenniferlucille and her blog http://jenniferhuber.blogspot.com/

Chris Lyttle | Twitter: wifikiwi.com @wifikiwi

Tom Hollingsworth http://networkingnerd.wordpress.com | Twitter: @NetworkingNerd

Presenting Sponsors

Here are the presenting companies from the Wireless Tech Field Day:

Aerohive @Aerohive
AirMagnet @AirMagnet_Inc
Fluke Networks @FlukeNetworks
HP @HP_Networking
MetaGeek @MetaGeek
Cisco Wireless


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Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is the co-host of Packet Pushers. After surviving 25 years in Enterprise IT with only minor damage, he uses his networking expertise for good in the service of others by deep diving on technology and industry. His unique role as an inspirational cynicist brings a sense of fun, practicality and sheer talent to world of data networking and its place in a world of clouds.

He blogs regularly at http://etherealmind.com and the podcasts are at http://packetpushers.net.

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