Bad WiFi? Check the Client

While doing wireless engineering work for a large hospital system, a problem added to my radar. The workstations on wheels (WOWs) were intermittently disconnecting from the wireless network. The client electronic medical records (EMR) application session would disconnect. The WOWs used an external USB wireless dongle. Specifically the ASUS USB-AC56. This dongle on the manufacture’s … More Bad WiFi? Check the Client

Cisco AirProvision Issue with UX Access Points

“Never, Never, Never give up.” – Winston Churchill A year ago I ordered a group of Cisco access points. I received 20 AIR-AP3702I-UXK9. Not looking too close, I plugged it up and….nothing. After doing a quick research, I learned that Cisco had shipped me a Cisco AP that could be configured for any regulatory domain … More Cisco AirProvision Issue with UX Access Points

Gear Review: SSID OVERHEAD CALCULATOR

SSID Overhead Calculator by Revolution Wi-Fi’s Andrew von Nagy and Ryan Adzima is the IOS App adaptation of the Wi-Fi SSID Overhead Calculator in the Capacity Planner Excel Workbook. The SSID Overhead Calculator App was released on 2/23/2016 during the Wireless Lan Professional’s Conference (WLPC) in Phoenix, Arizona. The App can be downloaded in the … More Gear Review: SSID OVERHEAD CALCULATOR

“You can’t stop the signal..” – Serenity (2005)

Welcome to my blog site dedicated to 802.11 technology.I will blog as a way to help understand the technology, and as a way to give back to the wireless community.  I work as a Wireless Network Engineer for a healthcare system that ranked in the 2015 Most Wired Hospital Systems in the USA. In my role, I … More “You can’t stop the signal..” – Serenity (2005)

Cisco High Availability and Internal DHCP Server Service with WLC Code 7.4.121.0

I have been implementing High Availability on Cisco 5508 Controllers. The deployment has been going well. However, some remote hospitals have a pair of 5508s that are serving up the DHCP Scope for their Guest Networks. I didn’t realize this was a problem until I attempted the implementation of the HA. The site in this … More Cisco High Availability and Internal DHCP Server Service with WLC Code 7.4.121.0