32 episodes

Heavy Wireless is a deep dive into Wi-Fi, IoT, wireless security, and more. Host Keith Parsons, CWNE#3, draws on his decades of experience to educate, entertain, and inspire those working in the WLAN industry. Each twice-monthly episode explores an aspect of wireless technology with guests including Wi-Fi engineers, industry experts, and vendors. Whether you're already a WLAN specialist or looking to expand your skills in this high-demand sector of IT, Heavy Wireless gives you the technical know-how and industry context to succeed.

Heavy Wireless Packet Pushers

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Heavy Wireless is a deep dive into Wi-Fi, IoT, wireless security, and more. Host Keith Parsons, CWNE#3, draws on his decades of experience to educate, entertain, and inspire those working in the WLAN industry. Each twice-monthly episode explores an aspect of wireless technology with guests including Wi-Fi engineers, industry experts, and vendors. Whether you're already a WLAN specialist or looking to expand your skills in this high-demand sector of IT, Heavy Wireless gives you the technical know-how and industry context to succeed.

    HW031: Wi-Fi Surveys - Past, Present & Future

    HW031: Wi-Fi Surveys - Past, Present & Future

    The evolution of wireless surveys is the topic of today’s Heavy Wireless podcast with guest Jussi Kivineimi of Hamina. We cover the transition from traditional on-site assessments to predictive tools, with an emphasis on the importance of a hybrid approach for accurate network design. We also tackle the role of APIs in network design, the... Read more »

    • 26 min
    HW030: Down and Dirty with Industrial Wireless

    HW030: Down and Dirty with Industrial Wireless

    Wastewater containers, conveyors, chemical reactors… Scott McNeil goes out where the carpet ends to do his wireless work. Today he joins the show to talk us through the basics of designing industrial wireless architecture. With advances in wireless technology, not only is wireless now reliable enough for production environments, but it’s also much cheaper than... Read more »

    • 34 min
    HW029: COWs, COLTs, and WOWs

    HW029: COWs, COLTs, and WOWs

    Natural disaster responders, large event planners, and rural kids trying to do their homework all have something in common: they need a little extra help to get connected. COWs, COLTs, and WOWs can do just that. Mark Houtz joins Keith Parsons to explain how and why COW operators do what they do. First, he explains... Read more »

    • 24 min
    HS028: Highlights from Wi-Fi World Congress USA

    HS028: Highlights from Wi-Fi World Congress USA

    A cardboard box with a circuit printed on it that harvests just enough power to activate a radio and have it chirp something out a short distance: that’s just one of the cool products and 802.11 standards that stood out at this year’s Wi-Fi World Congress USA. Drew Lentz joins the show to recap the... Read more »

    • 33 min
    HW027: Radiation and Other WLAN Challenges at Nuclear Power Plants

    HW027: Radiation and Other WLAN Challenges at Nuclear Power Plants

    Evaluating wireless use cases at a nuclear power plant is a little bit different than your average industrial job, starting with the stripdown to put on plant-provided clothing. Ferney Munoz joins us today to talk about his experience working as a wireless consultant at nuclear power plants. Obviously, radiation interference is a heightened issue, as... Read more »

    • 19 min
    HW026: Wireless Training and Certifications for IoT

    HW026: Wireless Training and Certifications for IoT

    With the rapid growth of IoT across enterprise and industrial spaces, now is a good time to check in on the wireless training and certification landscape beyond Wi-Fi. Today, Tom Carpenter, the Director of Education for the Certified Wireless Network Professionals joins us to give a lay of the land. He explains how the protocols... Read more »

    • 27 min

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6 Ratings

ScottUpNorth ,

Great technical Wi-Fi content

I’ve been enjoying these engaging and deep technical discussions of interest to those managing and deploying wireless networks. They are the practical deep dives into the tech that you’ve always wanted without all the marketing fluff. Highly recommend content for any WLAN professional and those aspiring to become one!

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