Wireless Adjuster (WA) Beta Class – Overview

I have previously written about the Wireless Adjuster (WA) Class by Devin Akin, who is an industry expert especially when it comes to Wi-Fi knowledge. Want to talk about Wireless Standards in depth Devin is the guy. I was lucky to attend the very first Beta Wireless Adjuster (WA) class in Atlanta on January 20th… Continue Reading Wireless Adjuster (WA) Beta Class – Overview

CWNE Journey – Part 4

January 22nd it finally happened when I refreshed the webpage it showed that my CWNE application has been approved. I took a deep breath and thanked God immediately, it was such a relief to finally be a part of such an amazing community. I did not want to let anyone know just yet as I… Continue Reading CWNE Journey – Part 4

CWNE Journey – Part 2

Previously I wrote about how I started my CWNE Journey in Part 1. This post is about my essay writing experience for the CWNE application. Per CWNP Website, What it takes to become a CWNE: “CWNP has put in place a rigorous application process that requires candidates to pass four certification exams, complete commercial wireless LAN deployments, and have three… Continue Reading CWNE Journey – Part 2

Wireless Adjuster (WA) – Initial Thoughts

I remember studying for my CWAP (Certified Wireless Analysis Professional) and after a few months of studying finally taking my test earlier this year. Reading through the CWAP material, training class from Devin Akin (CWNE #1) and multiple other resources I learned a great deal. The focus of CWNP certifications is to help understand the theory which then can… Continue Reading Wireless Adjuster (WA) – Initial Thoughts

5 GHz Frequency Conversion

Saw an awesome post from Troy Martin (Twitter handle – @troymart) on 5 GHz frequency conversion. Many times during my studies related to Wi-Fi I had to review the channel number and its frequency as it can be bit of a challenge to memorize them all. I normally would just remember the first one and… Continue Reading 5 GHz Frequency Conversion

CWSP-205 – 802.11 Association

I have previously discussed machine state and 4 Way Authentication briefly, here I want to discuss Open System Authentication specifically 802.11 Association. Before an RSNA is established between two devices they have to first go through Open System Authentication. STA must be Associated and Authenticated to the device. As shown in the picture below following… Continue Reading CWSP-205 – 802.11 Association

CWAP – Group Key Handshake

Group Key Handshake is a two way handshake that happens when an access point needs to deliver a new GTK to all client stations. GTK is used to encrypt the broadcast and multicast traffic. An important thing to remember here is that this is a separate process as opposed to PTK generation, if it was… Continue Reading CWAP – Group Key Handshake

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