E48 – Get Off My RF

On today’s show we take a look at the recent Marriott FCC ruling regarding containment of MiFi devices. Marriott recently settled with the FCC over a complaint that they were “jamming” personal MiFi devices at one of their convention centers in Nashville. Sam and I give our opinion on the matter and discuss our thoughts about WIPs containment technology.

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Blake Krone

Blake Krone

Cisco CCIE #31229 (Wireless) and CWNE #152, all around tech junkie, code poet. Connecting people with cans and strings.


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  2. Jesse
    November 7, 2014 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    We have traditionally used containment on our K-12 edu networks since rogue WiFi hotspots provide a way for students to evade CIPA compliant Internet filtering. Just recently we’ve started to use a classroom control software product, LANschool, that can lock users to a specified SSID(s) when it is available. Essentially every 10 seconds it just throws up a blue background with a message to connect to the proper SSID. In this way we’re hoping we can greatly limit our use of deauthing in order to control rogue hotspots.

    • November 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm — Reply

      Interesting and good point Jesse, there are times that it might be beneficial. But with MDM tools we should be able to control that in other ways. As an example with Meraki Systems Manager you could use geofencing forcing the device to associate to the schools network while within the confinement of the school. Once the student leaves then the restriction is off and it’s on the parents to enforce proper usage.

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