How hard is it to maintain old code? Can you keep upgrading architectures from the last decade indefinitely? When do you need to cut over to something more modern and familiar? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at one such choice from Cisco in the realm of wireless controller software.
Is your wireless network producing more data than you can manage? Is there a way to sort through it all to provide real information? And how does that all scale in a stadium? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the new hardware and software releases from Extreme Networks and how they’re working together to build the next generation of wirelessly-connected stadiums.
In this episode, the roundtable discusses what impact 5G will have on traditional networking. They dig into why wireless is a more finite resource than wired networking, the difficulty of service degradation, and how to justify rolling out 5G for fixed end points.
Solving the riddle of wireless multicast isn’t always cut-and-dried. Guest blogger Hank Yeomans takes a look at the challenge he need to solve for his company and details his solution in this post.
Big news! Ekahau is being acquired by Ookla, the power behind Speedtest.net. What does this mean for Ekahau? And why would a speed test website want wireless smarts? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at both companies to find out where the synergy is between them and how this will pay dividends in the future.
Wireless analytics are waiting for you to discover them. But you shouldn’t be paying for a dedicated solution to find out what you don’t know. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Mojo Networks from Mobility Field Day 2 and their inventive solution of putting a third radio in every AP they sell.
Wireless IT also seems to personally effect end-users. Perhaps it’s because it’s easier for them to seemingly isolate Wi-Fi as the source of their frustration, it seems less bundled into other IT infrastructure (even if it really isn’t).
This makes these end-users both insanely frustrating, with the blanket declaration that “Wi-Fi sucks”, but also useful as the ultimate arbiter of performance. There’s generally only binary reactions of approving apathy or vocal derision.
This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Aruba Mobile First” Last month I was invited to attend Mobility Field Day Live (#MFDLive) featuring one of my favorites in the wireless space – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. During the event made some pretty big announcements and showed off a plethora of new […]
This is post 1 of 5 in the series “Aruba Mobile First” As part of Mobility Field Day Live, I had the opportunity to visit Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company at their Executive Briefing Center in Sunnyvale to learn about their newly introduced Mobile First platform. The foundation for the platform is ArubaOS 8, […]
Todd Smith of WiFiTodd comments: While doing wireless engineering work for a large hospital system, a problem added to my radar. The workstations on wheels (WOWs) were intermittently disconnecting from the wireless network. The client electronic medical records (EMR) application session would disconnect. The WOWs used an external USB wireless dongle. Specifically the ASUS USB-AC56. […]