Covid-19 and back to work – Thoughts from a Wireless Engineer

I have been working for my current company for a little over three years as a Wi-Fi engineer. During this time, I have had the pleasure to travel extensively for multiple Wi-Fi-related projects, to various destinations. I remember growing up; I always wanted a traveling job. Well, in April 2017, that became a reality. Since… Continue Reading Covid-19 and back to work – Thoughts from a Wireless Engineer

Disabling 802.11ax(Wi-Fi6) Ruckus APs/vSZ

Wi-Fi6/802.11ax is a newer standard in Wi-Fi, providing higher data rates, increase capacity, power efficiency. However, in a typical environment, there are not many Wi-Fi6/802.11ax clients just yet. With that being said, there may be times when we need to disable Wi-Fi6/802.11ax. I have two Wi-Fi6 access points in my home lab Ruckus R730 and… Continue Reading Disabling 802.11ax(Wi-Fi6) Ruckus APs/vSZ

DHCP stopped working – Ruckus ICX7150

I am using a Ruckus ICX 7150-C12 switch as a core switch for my home lab. It is running the routing code “SPR08092a.bin (UFI)”. There are two VLAN SVI’s(interfaces) and the switch is also acting as a DHCP server with following settings: Yesterday I was in the switch just looking at some show commands and… Continue Reading DHCP stopped working – Ruckus ICX7150

Ruckus vSZ-D Tunneling

Ruckus Virtual Smart Zone – Data plane (vSZ-D) works with vSZ-H or vSZ-E and provides data plane services and tunneled WLANs. In simple terms if we want all the WLAN traffic from a remote/branch location tunneled back to the data center instead of locally switched we would need to deploy Ruckus vSZ-D and integrate is… Continue Reading Ruckus vSZ-D Tunneling

Mist – Claiming and Renaming Access Points

Previously I have talked about how to claim and add access points to the site. In this post, I want to talk about claiming/provisioning/naming Mist access points from the web dashboard. Very simple and easy process. Using templates I can literally set-up and provision a site with 100’s of access points in a matter of… Continue Reading Mist – Claiming and Renaming Access Points

Mist Wireless – Getting started

After receiving my Mist Wireless access points, my next step was to setup my account. You can create a Mist Wireless account by simply going to manage.mist.com and either create a new account or use Google to sign in. I chose not to use that option and opted to create a new account. It is… Continue Reading Mist Wireless – Getting started

Mist AP43 Access Point

Back in February, I attended my very first Wireless LAN Professionals Conference. I was a lucky winner of 3 Mist AP43 Access Points. I was extremely impressed by the demo/presentation. Wes Purvis, Bryan Ward, Jussi Kiviniemi, Ryan Adzima, and Sudheer Matta provided some amazing information related to their products, dashboards, Marvis (AI) and along with… Continue Reading Mist AP43 Access Point

Ruckus R750 Access Point

Ruckus R750 is one of the 802.11ax access point from Ruckus. It is thinner and smaller than R730. It is about 11″ diagonally. It can be a good fit for Small businesses, hospitals, hospitality, offices, classrooms. This access point also supports IoT via the USB port. It can be powered up using 802.11af however it… Continue Reading Ruckus R750 Access Point

Ruckus R610 Access point

Ruckus R610 is a dual radio 2.4 GHz/5GHz 802.11ac Wave 2 access point. Diagonally it seems to be around 10″ so it is smaller than the 700 series access points. Great fit for home, home office, small office, retail, classrooms, hospitals etc. Below are some very high level feature set, for detailed list please see… Continue Reading Ruckus R610 Access point

Ruckus ICX 7150-C12P

This is just a quick post to take a look at the Ruckus ICX 7150-C12P switch. ICX 7150-C12P is a compact switch which is perfect for a home office or even a small office. Here are some of the key features: Supports 124000 mW of PoE budget 12 x 1 Gig Ethernet ports 2 x… Continue Reading Ruckus ICX 7150-C12P

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