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In this podcast we take a look at the basics of Enterprise Wi-Fi networking through a series of short audio presentations.

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In this podcast we take a look at the basics of Enterprise Wi-Fi networking through a series of short audio presentations.

    Episode 21 – Wireless Control and Management

    Episode 21 – Wireless Control and Management

    In episode 21 of the Wi-Fi For Beginners podcast we complete module 6 of the series, taking a look at Wireless Control and Management [Slides: Module 6: 25 – end].


    In this episode we look at:



    * Additional WLC functions

    * WLC sizing

    * Local vs Central switching

    * AP discovery

    * Alternatives to wireless controllers



    A copy of the slides that accompany module six can be found here

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    Episode 20 – Wireless Control and Management

    Episode 20 – Wireless Control and Management

    In episode 20 of the Wi-Fi For Beginners podcast we continue module 6 of the series, taking a look at Wireless Control and Management [Slides: Module 6: 16 – 24].


    In this episode we look at:



    * The management plane of a WLAN

    * The control plane of a WLAN

    * Wireless LAN controller form factors



    A copy of the slides that accompany module six can be found here

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    Episode 19 – Wireless Control and Management

    Episode 19 – Wireless Control and Management

    In episode 19 of the Wi-Fi For Beginners podcast we begin module 6 of the series, taking a look at Wireless Control and Management [Slides: Module 6: 1 – 15].


    In this episode we look at:



    * The need for control and management

    * An updated network reference model

    * A brief history of wireless LAN controllers

    * The concepts of the control, management and data planes



    A copy of the slides that accompany module six can be found here

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    Episode 18 – Wi-Fi Clients

    Episode 18 – Wi-Fi Clients

    In episode 18 of the Wi-Fi For Beginners podcast we conclude module 5 of the series, taking a look at Wi-Fi Clients [Slides: Module 5: 45 – 53].


    In this episode we look at:



    * Wireless NICs

    * Drivers & Setup Utilities

    * Client behaviour review questions



    A copy of the slides that accompany module five can be found here

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    Episode 17 – Wi-Fi Clients

    Episode 17 – Wi-Fi Clients

    In episode 17 of the Wi-Fi For Beginners podcast we continue module 5 of the series, taking a look at Wi-Fi Clients [Slides: Module 5: 35 – 44].


    In this episode we look at:



    * Factors affecting client characteristics: size, radio components, 802.11 amendment support

    * Methods for finding client capabilities

    * Characteristics of 4 typical WLAN clients



    In the podcast I mentioned a blog post I created to help you find client capabilities. You can find the post here: http://bit.ly/how_fast_clients

    A copy of the slides that accompany module five can be found here

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    Episode 16 – Wi-Fi Clients

    Episode 16 – Wi-Fi Clients

    In episode 16 of the Wi-Fi For Beginners podcast we continue module 5 of the series, taking a look at Wi-Fi Clients [Slides: Module 5: 31 – 34].


    In this episode we look at:



    * Client link quality

    * Client capabilities affecting connection speed

    * SISO

    * MIMO

    * 20MHz, 40MHz & 80MHz channel widths

    * Matching client and infrastructure capabilities

    * Factors affecting achievable client connection speeds



    A copy of the slides that accompany module five can be found here

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Customer Reviews

Hangeroo ,

Amazing at distilling difficult topics for the average layman

Stupid Apple. I had a great review written up and it erased it because the username was in use!

Anyway, thank you Nigel for being my wifi whisperer!!

Wirelesssguru ,

Great job!

Keep up the good work my friend !

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