What's New - 2013 Archive


September 11, 2013

Tutorial: We all want Wi-Fi roaming to be seamless, but that just isn’t always the case. To get a better idea of what happens when a Wi-Fi client roams, I did some testing to see what the packets and protocols really do. The actual handoff from one access point to another is generally fast, but the overall roaming process can add lots of latency to wireless applications. For details, see the tutorial that we posted. Read more...


September 9, 2013

Quick Tip: Check security with port scanning. Read more...


September 6, 2013

Quick Tip: Cordless Phone Impacts on Wi-Fi Networks. Read more...


September 3, 2013

We posted Chapter 1, Wireless System Architecture: How Wireless Works, from the book, Wireless Networks – First Step. You can download this chapter HERE free-of-charge. The chapter provides a very basic overview of how wireless systems work (good for someone just getting started in the wireless industry).


August 31, 2013

Quick Tip: Autos impact radio waves. Read more...


August 28, 2013

Quick Tip: Access point data rate settings. Read more...


August 26, 2013

Tutorial: One of the most important aspects of planning the installation of wireless access points is to identify the SNR (signal-to-noise) value that defines the range boundary for signal coverage. This SNR value will provide the basis for “good” and “bad” signal coverage areas. When performing a RF site survey and testing signal coverage, you need to know the SNR value that defines the boundary so that it’s possible to determine optimum installation locations for access points. You can learn how to do this by reading our corresponding tutorial. Read more...


August 24, 2013

Quick Tip: File cabinets get in the way. Read more...


August 21, 2013

Quick Tip: Visualizing microwave oven interference. Read more...


August 19, 2013

Quick Tip: Client device type crucial when deploying wireless networks. Read more...


August 14, 2013

Quick Tip: Early evaluation of mounting assets beneficial for city-wide deployments. Read more...


August 12, 2013

Quick Tip: City-wide indoor signal coverage testing considerations. Read more...


August 8, 2013

Tutorial: Before implementing a wireless network, you must define requirements to ensure what you’re deploying is based on the right things. Understand what constitutes valid requirements and learn about requirements that you might have overlooked by reading our tutorial. Read more...


August 6, 2013

Quick Tip: Beacon interval impacts on battery life. Read more...


August 1, 2013

Tutorial: The application of shielding in the form of specialized wall paint substantially attenuates RF signals, which improves wireless security and performance. Learn tips on how to shield a room or building in this manner by reading our tutorial. Read more...


July 30, 2013

Quick Tip: Improving accuracy of RF survey measurements. Read more...


July 28, 2013

Tutorial: In the past years, I’ve been involved with wireless networks for many different venues, including hospitals, airports, universities, and enterprises. I’ve been seeing a trend of mistakes that companies deploying wireless networks make. Unclear requirements, RF interference, security weaknesses and non-optimal application interfaces are leading problems. You can view more details about these types of deployment risks in our tutorial. Read more...


July 24, 2013

Industry News: Wi-Fi-equipped light bulbs offer some very interesting applications. Read more...


July 22, 2013

Quick Tip: Elevation makes a difference. Read more...


July 20, 2013

Tutorial: Multicasting over wireless LANs can make better use of capacity for some applications, but beware of the potential issues! Learn how to best satisfy performance and battery life when using multicast applications. Read more...


July 18, 2013

Quick Tip: Inter-access point interference sometimes not a problem. Read more...


July 15, 2013

Tutorial: With 802.11n, you have a choice of using 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz spectrum. Gain a better understanding of what you should take into account when deciding which spectrum to deploy by referring our tutorial. Read more...


July 10, 2013

Quick Tip: Choosing the right mobile user device. Read more...


July 8, 2013

Tutorial: WireShark is free software that sniffs packets on wireless networks. You can learn tips on configuring and using this tool when analyzing and troubleshooting 802.11 wireless networks by referring to our tutorial. Read more...


July 4, 2013

Quick Tip: Keep Firmware Up-to-Date. Read more...


June 27, 2013

Industry News: Wi-Fi Alliance is now certifying 802.11ac equipment. Read more...


June 24, 2013

Tutorial: Are you interested in conducting a wireless site survey? Our experts here at Wireless-Nets have years of experience in conducting wireless site surveys and used that knowledge to write a helpful tutorial explaining all the basics you need to know. Click here to read our tutorial on how to conduct a wireless site survey.


June 18, 2013

Industry News: Apple joins others by supporting 802.11ac. Read more... 


June 17, 2013

Tutorial: Learn how to perform a wireless site survey for supporting Wi-Fi location-based applications by watching a free video recording of a webinar Jim Geier did last week for Fluke Networks: Click here for more information.


June 11, 2013

Tutorial: Having problems with wireless coverage inside of elevators? Take a look at "How to: Provide Wireless Coverage Inside Elevators" for some helpful advice.


June 10, ‎2013

Quick Tip: Check out our latest Quick Tip: "Valuable considerations when developing wireless software"


June 7, 2013

Industry News:  IEEE is now offering vendor-neutral wireless certification exams. Read more...