Cisco AireOS CLI and Importance of AP Name Convention (Part 1)

Part 1 of 2 Cisco AireOS CLI is one of the many tools a Cisco-centric wireless engineer will use to help configure and tune the deployment, operation, and optimization of wireless networks. The usefulness of the CLI is dependent on consistency and naming conventions. This blog entry is assuming you are designing or operating an … More Cisco AireOS CLI and Importance of AP Name Convention (Part 1)

Stress Test of the Oberon 1076-WA Enclosure

I needed to test and suggest an enclosure for a behavioral psychiatric ward. The Oberon 1076-WA Enclosure withstood some abuse but the metal deformed. Here is the Video!   The Oberon 1076-WA Enclosure withstood the abuse but the metal deformed. The other thing I noticed is that the 1076-WA shipped with the unit locked with … More Stress Test of the Oberon 1076-WA Enclosure

Stress Test of Oberon 1020-00 NEMA Enclosure

This is a non-scientific study of the resillency of the Oberon 1020-00 NEMA Enclosure. I have a behavioral psychiatric ward wireless design scheduled and I need to recommend an enclosure. I reached out to the nice folks of Oberon and they sent me an enclosure to test for the project. The test was three hard strikes from … More Stress Test of Oberon 1020-00 NEMA Enclosure

PCI DSS 11.1 and 11.1.2 – Rogue AP(s)

This topic will be broken out into several blog entries for your reading pleasure. 🙂  This is my interpretation and process for the PCI DSS 11.1 and 11.1.2. Your results might be different, or you may have a different interpretation. AP Rogue detection and mitigation is also part of the HITRUST certification requirements. 11.1 Implement processes to … More PCI DSS 11.1 and 11.1.2 – Rogue AP(s)

Cisco Work Group Bridge Process

Work Group Bridges (WGB) are used in Radiology, Cardiology Imaging, and Telemedicine for nomadic systems from Avaya, GE, and Phillips (for example). These systems do not have an integrated wireless NIC option. The department workflows require wireless service to reduce inconvenience to patients of moving their beds from a diagnostic room to an imaging room. … More Cisco Work Group Bridge Process

Wireless Contention Zones: WiFi Hooey? OR Slicker Than Frog Snot?

The idea was proposed on Twitter of wireless “Contention Zones”. A wireless “Contention Zone” is the purposeful channel design grouping access points (AP) configured for the same channel in close proximity. The 802.11 (WiFi) protocol uses several mechanisms to determine if the frequency is clear for a transmission opportunity (TxOp) or if the AP station … More Wireless Contention Zones: WiFi Hooey? OR Slicker Than Frog Snot?