Ekahau Survey Pro – Renaming Predictive Access points – Wish list Part 2

I have done a whole bunch of predictive surveys on Ekahau and with the latest application update when I am doing a predictive survey I noticed that access point names are showing up as “Simulated AP1”, “Simulated AP2” and so on as shown below: Now this is great, however, when I go and look at… Continue Reading Ekahau Survey Pro – Renaming Predictive Access points – Wish list 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

Ekahau Survey Pro – Wish list Part 1

When it comes to performing WLAN site surveys there are many software tools out there but my experience mostly has been with Ekahau. It is a great piece of software with many awesome features loved by industry experts all over the world. This part 1 of my wish list series and I will at the… Continue Reading Ekahau Survey Pro – Wish list Part 1

Access Point Placement – Part 1

Designing a Wireless network is not just engineering and configuring hardware, but I feel there is lots of creativity and art that is involved in it. That is why if you are studying for a CWDP or reading any Wi-Fi Design best practices white paper, blog etc you will find that walking the site is… Continue Reading Access Point Placement – Part 1

Chromebook connectivity issues

I have come across a recent issue related to Chromebooks. At a particular site with about 200 plus Windows, Apple, Android devices working perfectly fine with no issues. They also had 30 Chromebooks which were constantly having connectivity issues no matter where they were in the building. Looking through the configurations of the Wi-Fi I… Continue Reading Chromebook connectivity issues

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

Common Cisco WLC commands

Graphical interfaces are cool and some people prefer them period. I however believe that everything has its use and personally I love to utilize command line anytime I can when it comes to troubleshooting, configuring or looking at information. Yes there are times when I do like to use a GUI but especially when it… Continue Reading Common Cisco WLC commands

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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