Cisco’s Take on Real-World 6GHz Performance

Cisco’s Take on Real-World 6GHz Performance Cisco recently participated in Mobility Field Day 7, hosted by Tech Field Day.  Cisco presented on several topics, including: RF Innovation and Access Point Hardware Update 6 GHz Planning and Mobility Innovations Update Smart Buildings with Cisco DNA Spaces Private 5G Integrated with Enterprise Networks While several items Cisco presented on caught…

Juniper’s Take on Real-World 6GHz Performance

Juniper’s Take on Real-World 6GHz Performance At Mobility Field Day 7, Juniper presented on Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz) design and its adoption in the real world based on several months of data collected from the field. One thing that stood out was the contrast between uplink and downlink for 6GHz devices. In the downstream direction, Juniper demonstrated…

Wall Attenuation Reporting

Wall Attenuation Reporting The recent release of AI Pro from Ekahau now supports wall types with the option to configure unique wall attenuation values per band.  This is a welcome feature addition, but immediately after seeing this feature I wondered how to include this information in custom template reports to document the configured wall type attenuation…

Where did “My APs” Go

Where did “My APs” Go You may have noticed that “My APs” and “Other APs” are no longer in Ekahau AI Pro. While true, the concept behind “My APs” and “Other APs” is still there. We can accomplish the same grouping using AP colour tags. Think of the old “My APs” tag as a colour……

Extreme Wireless CLI Reference

I’ve been working with others on some configurations using Extreme’s wireless APs.  Not everyone wants to purchase the full license and settles for using ExtremeCloud IQ Connect.  Connect allows for free lifetime management of access points, switches, and routers via the ExtremeCloud IQ portal. ExtremeCloud IQ supports the following features with no licensing cost: Device on-boarding Guided…

Wall Attenuation Measurements

Have you ever been stumped trying to figure what wall attenuation value to simulate in your predictive RF designs?  Have you wondered if reinforced concrete is “thicker” then a wall constructed with masonry bricks? The chart below summarizes relative attenuation values from common building materials as tested by NIST way back in 1997. Shockingly, concrete yields…

802.11 Amendments – The “Alphabet Soup”

This list will summarize the 802.11 standards that have been rolled out over time.  A quick bit of trivia: the number 802 comes from the first working group formed in the second (02) month (February) of 1980.  The family of wireless specifications that we have affectionately come to know as “802.11” was first released in 1997 –…