INSERT WISE QUOTE HERE LIKELY FROM SOME DEAD PERSON Change Advisory Boards (CAB) can be challenging to navigate. Often the CABs are a panel of technical and non-technical people that are tasked with reviewing the proposed change and what impact it might have on the organization. Often you (as the wireless network engineer) will have … More Change Advisory Boards and YOU!
!Pro Tip – Always look at the data sheet So I was labbing up a Cisco 3802i AP to test some changes for a Change Control submission and ran into an issue with the 3802i AP. Since I didn’t connect the AP, I didn’t think about until I got back to my office from the … More Using Cisco 3800 series AP(s) and Power
This is an example process to operationalize replacement of failed AP Hardware in a production environment. The Prime 3.2 Copy and Replace AP process is very important to the operations side of managing a Cisco Wireless Infrastructure. It allows the easy replacement of defective AP(s). The key point to know however, is that if there … More How-To Copy and Replace Wireless Access Point in Prime 3.2
Blog posts are a tool I use to help record information for my own use as well as sharing with my colleagues in the WiFi Space. This blog might not be super interesting. Client devices are often times difficult to determine WiFi capabilities. I have used the FCC website to research devices. Located HERE. Mike Albano’s … More WiFi iOS and OSX Specifications and Cisco Best Practice References
Found this tweet and wanted to test it and record it for future reference. I envision the most useful aspect is to t-shoot secure paging to personal devices in Medical Verticals. For example: Hospital System has an issue with secure paging being delayed. Where is the delay? Or is the transmission simply not being transmitted … More Packet Capture on iOS Device
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail – Benjamin Franklin Having a plan is very important in almost every endeavor. The more important the endeavor, the more time and effort you should put into your plan. Having a wireless lifecycle plan and philosophy should be defined and documented. Once your plan is documented then it … More Wireless Lifecycle and Unicorns
Rogue AP: Any device that is transmitting/Receiving Wi-Fi and is connected to a company’s wired distribution system without authorization; Or any device that is owned by the company and is transmitting/receiving Wi-Fi without authorization. PCI DSS 11.1 and 11.1.2 require that you do the following: 11.1 Implement processes to test for the presence of wireless access … More Rogue AP Mitigation