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…

AP Colour Icons in Ekahau Visualizations

The ability to change the colour of AP icons was added in the release of Ekahau Pro version 10.3.1.  This can be done by entering the AP edit menu and selecting the desired colour.  APs can be modified one at a time or by bulk selection of APs.  Bulk selection can easily be accomplished using the “Quick Select” feature to…

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 –…

DFS radar avoidance – maple syrup style

DFS radar avoidance – maple syrup style This blog describes the details of DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) on a wireless access system (WAS) as regulated by the Innovation, Scientific, and Economic Development (ISED) branch of the Canadian government. Specifically, this will cover Wi-Fi operating on 5GHz using channels exhibiting co-channel operation with EESS (Earth exploration-satellite…

How to customize ATOM for Python Development

Atom is a powerful and customizable text editor, supported across the primary operating systems (MacOS/Windows/Linux).  There are many text editors out there, but to keep things consistent for new Python developers, Atom was selected.  It also doesn’t hurt that Atom is available at no cost.  The entire Atom editor is free, open source, and available…