Cisco’s new 4800-series access points have a feature list to make you drool. 4×4 802.11ac Wave 2 radios, a built-in hyperlocation antenna array, and BLE beacon support. But on top of this, Lee Badman looked at the documentation for the device, and got a history lesson of how fast the wireless market has changed.
Open Mesh released its first router, which now gives them a full-stack portfolio for SMBs. Combined with no annual licensing costs, this could be disruptive offering for SMBs.
Sometimes, you need a champion in life. In Lee Badman’s case, he’s not just any champion, he’s a newly minited Cisco Champion! In this fun little journey, based on a Twitter comment, he investgates just how much data Open Mesh APs are using. The end result is interesting enough, but Lee’s “gonzo blogging” makes the whole post entertaining to go through.
Lee Badman writing for IT Toolbox comments: Nyansa is a newcomer to the WLAN industry, with a fresh way of analyzing wireless environments. I wrote about them and their Voyance analytics solution in Network Computing when the company went live in April, and also had the pleasure of being in San Jose with company execs during Mobility Field Day […]
Lee Badman of WiredNot comments: When it comes to monitoring the performance of wireless networks. There really aren’t all that many options. You can run tests “on demand” to get a point-in-time view of how things feel to you in one specific location on the WLAN, but you have to be really careful what conclusions you […]
Lee Badman of wirednot comments: Get it while it’s hot… Print this baby out and put it on the break room fridge. Staple it to the helpdesk manager’s forehead so he sees it when he looks in the mirror, or have it printed out on a T-shirt that’s two sizes too small, so it accentuates […]
Lee Badman of wirednot comments: It was supposed to be a grand Christmas season for the kids in Dipolville. Every child had put their best respects and emojis in the Dropbox, hoping that Fresnel Claus would bring them new PMKs for their stockings on that most wondrous of nights. And Fresnel Claus was happy to oblige- […]
Lee Badman of Dispatches From the Wireless Front comments: One of the handiest tools in understanding Wi-Fi environments is the spectrum analyzer. Way back when, in my Air Force days, I had the pleasure of learning and using top-end spectrum analyzers, on the order of this sort of device. Note the price of this beast- real […]
Lee Badman of wirednot writes: Having wrapped up my stay at the Wireless Field Day 8 event, I found that I had made a list of things through the week that were decidedly NOT funny during the presentations. By offering where I’m about to go with this blog, I promise there is no meanness intended. […]
Lee Badman of wirednot comments: Say what you will about PI (and I say plenty, sometimes under my breath), there is a lot packed into this Network Management System. One of my favorite features for remotely characterizing how individual APs see each other may not be so obvious, so a quick show and tell is […]