My CWAP Experience

I had done my CWDP Oct 2016 and next one in my list was CWAP, I had already had couple of reference books that I had been using CWAP – Sybex official guide Next Generation Wireless LANs 2nd edition by Eldad Perahia Since I had to give the new exam (402) so I wanted to… Read More »

Mounting AP’s with Drop Poles

  In an RF design the most expensive part is to run the cables and mount the APs. Also its quite costly to re-position or relocate AP’s so its very important we get this one right. AP placement would also be the key for you to meet your design requirements, getting close to users is… Read More »

Couple of Warehouse AP mounting Ideas

Goal of this blog is to share couple of ideas that can be used while mounting the AP’s in the warehouse environment. You would still need to follow the best practice while designing your WLAN. Another thing to watch is making sure you have the compatible connectors for AP’s and Antennas, this causes lot of… Read More »

Fortinet AP Percentage to dBm Mapping

If you are working with Fortinet AP’s you will notice that the transmit power in the GUI is in percentage, In the command line you have the option to select dBm but if you like to set the power in GUI you will need to know the percentage to dBm mapping. if you use auto… Read More »

Decrypt 802.11 Frames in Wireshark

Just to set to expectation this is not any hacking blog post. Goal here is if you know you preshared key and you want to see upper layer details to troubleshoot your problem. This comes in handy if you know your WLAN is performing good and you suspect application is the culprit. Things you need: Way… Read More »

My Take on – ECSE

ECSE: The Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer I have been an Ekahau user from last 3-4 years but I always wanted to be part of a ECSE class as there is always room to learn more, Last week I got a chance to sit in one of the ECSE classes conducted in Toronto, taught by Blake… Read More »

My First Wireless Conference- Aruba Atmosphere 2017

Aruba atmosphere was my first conference and was a great experience over all, Best part being I was able to see lot of the Wi-Fi guys in person. Now I can add face behind a lot of twitter handles. I still missed meeting few of them as this place was huge and could not track all… Read More »

Spectrum on 5 GHz getting busy

In my last few visits to customers I started to notice the spectrum utilization getting higher on 5 GHz. As now we are seeing more devices that work on 5 GHz so planning your channels has become more and more important. Case 1: Click share seems to be gaining gain lot of popularity; it’s a… Read More »

RF Predictive Modeling for New Site

RF Predictive Modeling for New Site Recently had a request to do an AP placement for an office floor which was under construction, client wanted to know the location of the Access Points before the walls / ceiling go up. Now only option left here was to do a predictive modeling to figure out the… Read More »

Spectral analysis using Cisco Clean Air

Introduction Spectrum analysis is a must have tool for a Wi-Fi engineer, it can be used for troubleshooting, look for interference caused by other technologies that use the same frequencies and also to measure the noise floor at a location before deploying Wi-Fi.  Also its very important to know that a Wireless NIC cannot be used… Read More »