Tools

NETSCOUT AirCheck G2

Recently NETSCOUT released the long awaited update to the [Fluke] AirCheck product line and it’s an awesome update! Now we’ve done a couple of tool posts in the past about why you need this and what it does but nothing really compares to the flexibility an AirCheck gives you. I’ve …

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Tools

Runner or Sprinter?

Alright, the name of the show is “No Strings Attached” because well we are wireless so we don’t need strings right? Sort of, we do need at least 1 “string” and that is the one connected to our access point. While we have focused a lot on the tools needed …

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FundamentalsTools

802.11 Packet Capture Skillz To Pay The Bills

Digging deep into the Stefanick archives of real world 802.11 issues. I challenge YOU with 4 real world examples. Keep in mind sometimes the obvious is not so obvious. While frames don’t lie understanding 802.11 is important to see the truth. These are real customer issues on real networks with real …

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DesignFundamentalsSurveyTools

The Price to Play

As someone who has been in the wireless industry for a few years now there’s one thing that really stands out about a Wireless engineer role: the price to play is much higher than other roles. What do I mean by this? Let’s take a look at what is in …

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SurveyTools

Fluke OneTouch AT Review

Fluke Networks has recently increased their push into the acronym game with the OneTouch AT. Touting enhanced BYOD, VoIP, 802.11ac support*, and end-user experience analysis Fluke claims “the OneTouch™ AT frees up nearly a week of time each month historically spent troubleshooting problems.” That’s a farily bold claim and I’m …

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Tools

Cisco Client Debug – 802.11 Association Status Code

When you enable client debug you can be hit with a ton of information. One of the things I look at is the 802.11 association status code. The status code is very telling. It can provide information about your client and if there is a connection issue. Another tool to …

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SurveyTools

AirMapper – Not Quite Ready

**** While this initial review is still accurate for the version I reviewed we have received an updated version and will post a new review shortly! **** If you remember we did a podcast episode on mobile devices and tools for them earlier and there wasn’t much out there for …

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PodcastsSurveyTools

E11 – Going Mobile

After a short hiatus the show has returned! Sam and I discuss using tablets for surveying and deployment of wireless networks. We talk about some of the apps developed by Access Agility for the Apple iOS platform as well as some other misc tools. We also talked about full fledged site …

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