DesignFundamentals

More Power More Problems! When Excessive RF Power Degrades Your WiFi Performance!

In the wireless world we often think more power is good. The louder the signal surely higher the performance gain. I’m sorry to say that’s not  true in most cases. RF power is like a delicate flower and should be treated with respect. Simply choosing a higher power output and …

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Which antenna gets deactivated when you provide less than full power to a Cisco 3700 ?

A question was asked on Cisco Support Community (CSC) enquiring about what antenna is deactivated when a Cisco 3700 access point doesn’t receive a full 16.1 Watts. We have purchased 3702e and some of these access points can only get PoE (802.3af). Which antenna will be activated in this case? …

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Top 10 Sessions From Interop Las Vegas 2015

Interop Las Vegas 2015 was a blast! Few conferences bring together a rich mix of vendors, products, solutions and attendees all in one place. I was particularly interested in Cisco’s Hyperlocation, which just so happen to win Best of Interop Award – 2015 Mobility. Interop was a gathering of old friends …

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Cisco 8.1 and Access Point Compatibility

If you’re like me you may have hundreds or even thousands of Cisco 1131, 1242 and 1250 access points deployed in your wireless network today. Take special care and attention to the information below. A number of legacy access point models will no longer be supported past 8.0 code. This …

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CSCui69732: Platinum 802.1p tagging defaulted to 5 after upgrade to 7.5.102.0

Upgrading to 7.5.102.0 — Watch your 802.1p markings .. CSCui69732: Platinum 802.1p tagging defaulted to 5 after upgrade to 7.5.102.0 Symptom: Platinum 802.1p tagging changed to 5 Conditions: Platinum 802.1p tagged at 6 and upgrading to 7.5.102.0 Workaround: Disable networks and change tagging back to 6

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Fundamentals

Cisco Appliance Light Path Diagnostics #ISE #NCS #PRIME

My Cisco appliance was showing the amber color exclamation point. While I did the typical show and tech commands I could not find anything wrong with the box. I checked the Light Path Diagnostics on the appliance, it quickly pointed out a power supply problem.   Figure 1-3 Light Path Diagnostics Panel …

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Survey

AirMagnet 802.11ac Beta – #WFD5

Time is running out. If you’re an existing AirMagnet Survey PRO customer who is under Gold supportand maintenance at this time. Beta will  be available in the next 2-3 weeks. AirMagnet will contact you directly with more details. Link to sign up http://www.flukenetworks.com/content/airmagnet-survey-pro-80211ac-beta-program-request-form

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Mark Your Calendars – Wireless Field Day 5 (Aug 7th-9th, 2013) #WFD5

I’m headed to WFD5 being held in San Jose, August 7th-9th. The sponsor line up is one to get excited about! A total of 9 sponsors in all are presenting during this event. Of which, four sponsors are new to Wireless Field Day –  AirTight, 7signal, Xirrus and Meru. We …

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