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

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

Password recovery – Cisco 1841 Router

Password recovery on Cisco Router – config register This is just a quick post for my reference on how to do password recovery on a Cisco Router. Recently I had to do it on a Cisco 1841. Here are my steps: Boot up the router with a console cable and then from terminal emulation software… Continue Reading Password recovery – Cisco 1841 Router

Cisco IOS ACL logging with Port numbers

Cisco IOS logging with source and destination ports Recently I had to do some troubleshooting on a Cisco 2911 Router in order to find out if traffic is going from a certain IP address to another. So I did the usual created an extended Access List and then applied it to the interface like this:… Continue Reading Cisco IOS ACL logging with Port numbers

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