WiFi Ninjas - Wireless Networking Podcast https://wifininjas.net A bi-weekly podcast about wireless network engineering & consultation. Wireless topics on wireless design, tools, tips, interviews with other networking engineers, tech news about wireless and the products we configure. A podcast for any wireless professional or enthusiast. Sun, 25 Oct 2020 09:00:27 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://wifininjas.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Wifi-ninjas-Favicon-black-01-100x100.jpg WiFi Ninjas - Wireless Networking Podcast https://wifininjas.net 32 32 A bi-weekly podcast about wireless network engineering & consultation. Wireless topics on wireless design, tools, tips, interviews with other networking engineers, tech news about wireless and the products we configure. A podcast for any wireless professional or enthusiast. WiFi Ninjas clean episodic WiFi Ninjas WiFiNinjas1@gmail.com WiFiNinjas1@gmail.com (WiFi Ninjas) 2019 WiFi Ninjas Podcast about wireless network engineering & consultation WiFi Ninjas - Wireless Networking Podcast https://wifininjas.net/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Ninja3000x3000.jpg https://wifininjas.net London Bi-Weekly WN Podcast 053 – OpenRoaming with Jerome Henry and Bart Brinckman https://wifininjas.net/2020/10/25/wn-podcast-053-openroaming-with-jerome-henry-and-bart-brinckman/ Sun, 25 Oct 2020 08:59:36 +0000 https://wifininjas.net/?p=3324 https://wifininjas.net/2020/10/25/wn-podcast-053-openroaming-with-jerome-henry-and-bart-brinckman/#respond https://wifininjas.net/2020/10/25/wn-podcast-053-openroaming-with-jerome-henry-and-bart-brinckman/feed/ 0 <p>Hi everyone! How would you feel telling your grandkids that back in your time you had to select a WiFi network you wanted to connect to from the list, use unencrypted connection in public spaces or povide your personal info on the splashpage? See how @Cisco @WBA OpenRoaming fixes it all! Here is what we...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net/2020/10/25/wn-podcast-053-openroaming-with-jerome-henry-and-bart-brinckman/">WN Podcast 053 – OpenRoaming with Jerome Henry and Bart Brinckman</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net">WiFi Ninjas - Podcasts & Blogs</a>.</p> Hi everyone!

How would you feel telling your grandkids that back in your time you had to select a WiFi network you wanted to connect to from the list, use unencrypted connection in public spaces or povide your personal info on the splashpage? See how @Cisco @WBA OpenRoaming fixes it all!

https://youtu.be/vKqyqU9hn5E

Here is what we have discussed:

Why do we need OR?

·         User on cellular = business can’t engage

·         Painful or broken WiFi Onboarding

·         Lack of security

·         Indoor coverage/capacity (Cellular offload)

What is Open Roaming? 

·         Open Roaming leverages all the features of pass point

·         Federation of Access Providers (places like public venues, retail, hospitality, enterprises) and Identity Providers (carriers, device OEM, providers) that runs in the cloud – fully distributed solution

·         Access Provider (place)

o    Apply policy

·         Identity Provider (user auth)

o    Used for user authentication

o    Can be a google ID, Apple ID or sim, eSim, MSO – certificate.

o    How can I sign up on my iPhone or on my Android

·         Used to have to visit a specific website to get the profile on the phone – how to make it transparent for users?

·         OR was quite complicated to configure – plans to simplify? Integrate DNAS Connector functionality into WLC?

·         Embedded functionality: Samsung, Android 11

·         App SDK

o    Examples:

·         Service Provider using SIM

·         Enterprise using cert

·         OEM – Samsung good example

·         Cloud ID – sign with Google, Apple, etc.

§  Application soon available for iOS and Android?

How does it work?

·         Secure auto onboarding for any access network really in a nutshell .

·         Automatic, secure transparent onboarding wherever you go – handoff from 4/5G to WiFi

·         Your phone doesn’t need to come out of your pocket.

·         Roaming agreements when travelling – business relationship with different access networks with different credentials.

·         How does it work technically with information in the beacon.

·         Flow:

o    Access Provider:

o    Device gets into coverage range

o    Device <- EAP -> AP/WLC

o    AP/WLC <- RADIUS -> DNAS Connector

o    Identity Provider:

o    DNAS Connector <- IDP Discovery -> IDP DNS

o    DNAS Connector <- TLS up -> IDP AAA

What level of encryption does Open Roaming provide us with

·         WPA2 Enterprise level / 802.1X EAP-TLS.

·         What about with WPA3 coming and 6GHz: yes!

What are the benefits?

·         Why would we implement OR on my network?

·         Why would I setup OR on my mobile device?

·         Benefits for the infrastructure provider

·         Benefits for the client

o    Sign up once, get connected automatically

o    No portals, SSID name guessing

o    More meaningful experience

Who created it & who has ownership of it now? 

·         WBA have taken over ownership of Open Roaming. The industry is picking up a lot of momentum now.

·         How are other vendors integrating Open Roaming – since it was originally Cisco how are companies like Aruba/ Mist/ Ruckus etc implementing OR.

·         Bart – can we mention Canary Wharf Group?

Can we still have a splash page? 

·         Is splash page dead with option to always use MAC randomisation?

·         You can still have a splash page if you want to  – once authenticated, identified by the network you can have a personal welcome splash page specific to you. -> We would like to leverage things like venue information to make it more contextual (HS2.0 v3)

What about my privacy?

·         Privacy concerns – it does allow for anonymous connectivity – but you may lose some loyalty benefits – but the user may want to provide that info to get the loyalty bonus etc. -> Anonymous by default, privacy built-in

OR Architectures with Cisco

·         Currently 3 scenarios

o    AireOS 8.3+,  DNAS (with connector)

o    C9800 16.12+, DNAS (with connector)

o    Meraki, DNAS (with connector)

·         DNAS Connector 

o    What does it do?

o    Why do we need both DNAS and DNAS Connector?

Tons of love,

WiFi Ninjas xxx

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Hi everyone! How would you feel telling your grandkids that back in your time you had to select a WiFi network you wanted to connect to from the list, use unencrypted connection in public spaces or povide your personal info on the splashpage? Hi everyone!



How would you feel telling your grandkids that back in your time you had to select a WiFi network you wanted to connect to from the list, use unencrypted connection in public spaces or povide your personal info on the splashpage? See how @Cisco @WBA OpenRoaming fixes it all!




https://youtu.be/vKqyqU9hn5E




Here is what we have discussed:



Why do we need OR?



·         User on cellular = business can’t engage



·         Painful or broken WiFi Onboarding



·         Lack of security



·         Indoor coverage/capacity (Cellular offload)



What is Open Roaming? 



·         Open Roaming leverages all the features of pass point



·         Federation of Access Providers (places like public venues, retail, hospitality, enterprises) and Identity Providers (carriers, device OEM, providers) that runs in the cloud – fully distributed solution



·         Access Provider (place)



o    Apply policy



·         Identity Provider (user auth)



o    Used for user authentication



o    Can be a google ID, Apple ID or sim, eSim, MSO – certificate.



o    How can I sign up on my iPhone or on my Android



·         Used to have to visit a specific website to get the profile on the phone – how to make it transparent for users?



·         OR was quite complicated to configure – plans to simplify? Integrate DNAS Connector functionality into WLC?



·         Embedded functionality: Samsung, Android 11



·         App SDK



o    Examples:



·         Service Provider using SIM



·         Enterprise using cert



·         OEM – Samsung good example



·         Cloud ID – sign with Google, Apple, etc.



§  Application soon available for iOS and Android?



How does it work?



·         Secure auto onboarding for any access network really in a nutshell .



·         Automatic, secure transparent onboarding wherever you go – handoff from 4/5G to WiFi



·         Your phone doesn’t need to come out of your pocket.



·         Roaming agreements when travelling – business relationship with different access networks with different credentials.



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WN Podcast 052 – Mist/Juniper Additional CLI Commands, API and Junos Navigation with Rikard Hjelm https://wifininjas.net/2020/10/11/wn-podcast-052-mist-juniper-additional-cli-commands-api-and-junos-navigation-with-rikard-hjelm/ Sun, 11 Oct 2020 20:24:18 +0000 https://wifininjas.net/?p=3315 https://wifininjas.net/2020/10/11/wn-podcast-052-mist-juniper-additional-cli-commands-api-and-junos-navigation-with-rikard-hjelm/#comments https://wifininjas.net/2020/10/11/wn-podcast-052-mist-juniper-additional-cli-commands-api-and-junos-navigation-with-rikard-hjelm/feed/ 2 <p>Hey! You have configured your smashing new @Juniper switch via @Mist Dash and assuming you are properly nerdy (we know you are), you probably want your switch to do even more! For features not yet implemented in the dash you need to revert to CLI or API. What is the best way of doing it?...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net/2020/10/11/wn-podcast-052-mist-juniper-additional-cli-commands-api-and-junos-navigation-with-rikard-hjelm/">WN Podcast 052 – Mist/Juniper Additional CLI Commands, API and Junos Navigation with Rikard Hjelm</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net">WiFi Ninjas - Podcasts & Blogs</a>.</p> Hey!

You have configured your smashing new @Juniper switch via @Mist Dash and assuming you are properly nerdy (we know you are), you probably want your switch to do even more! For features not yet implemented in the dash you need to revert to CLI or API. What is the best way of doing it? Listen to @Rikard talking us through that magic.

Let’s dive right in!

This is what we have discussed:

  • Quick recap about Juniper switches integration with Mist
  • Switch managed by Mist, basics configured. What do I do if I need more functionality on the switch?
  • CLI?
    • Can I configure basics (templates, VLANs, ports, switch name, etc.) via Mist and then add more config via CLI?
    • Or I just unmanage switch on Mist and go 100% CLI?
  • Mist Dash ‘Additional CLI Commands’ window?
    • Perhaps a better idea for Mist managed switches?
    • Syntax?
    • Best way of doing it?
      • Check the commands in CLI first (commit check, rollback) and then add commands in Mist?
    • Can I use multiple templates so I could have different ‘blocks of CLI commands’ in different ‘Additional CLI Commands’ windows?
  • API?
    • How do I use it with Mist managed switch?
    • Through Mist Dash?
    • Adding more switch functionality available via API?
  • Can I / should I ‘mix and match’ different configuration methods for Mist managed switches?
    • Example: configure basics via Mist GUI, add some static CLI config via SSH and finally make some changes using API
  • Saving config in JunOS
    • ‘commit confirm’
      • Fail safe
      • Mist uses it with JunOS
    • ‘commit’
    • ‘commit and exit’, etc.
  • Configuration Groups in JunOS
    • Mist uses it with JunOS whenever practical
    • Benefits
    • Use cases
  • Config Views in JunOS
    • Inheritance
    • Inheritance no-comments
    • Display set
  • Advanced navigation in JunOS CLI
    • When would be benefit from it for Mist managed switches?
    • Do I still need CLI access on Mist managed switch?
    • Piping
    • Include, exclude, etc.

Tons of love,

WiFi Ninjas xxx

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Hey! You have configured your smashing new @Juniper switch via @Mist Dash and assuming you are properly nerdy (we know you are), you probably want your switch to do even more! For features not yet implemented in the dash you need to revert to CLI or AP... Hey!



You have configured your smashing new @Juniper switch via @Mist Dash and assuming you are properly nerdy (we know you are), you probably want your switch to do even more! For features not yet implemented in the dash you need to revert to CLI or API. What is the best way of doing it? Listen to @Rikard talking us through that magic.



Let’s dive right in!









This is what we have discussed:



* Quick recap about Juniper switches integration with Mist



* Switch managed by Mist, basics configured. What do I do if I need more functionality on the switch?



* CLI?* Can I configure basics (templates, VLANs, ports, switch name, etc.) via Mist and then add more config via CLI?* Or I just unmanage switch on Mist and go 100% CLI?



* Mist Dash ‘Additional CLI Commands’ window?* Perhaps a better idea for Mist managed switches?* Syntax?* Best way of doing it?* Check the commands in CLI first (commit check, rollback) and then add commands in Mist?* Can I use multiple templates so I could have different ‘blocks of CLI commands’ in different ‘Additional CLI Commands’ windows?



* API?* How do I use it with Mist managed switch?* Through Mist Dash?* Adding more switch functionality available via API?



* Can I / should I ‘mix and match’ different configuration methods for Mist managed switches?* Example: configure basics via Mist GUI, add some static CLI config via SSH and finally make some changes using API



* Saving config in JunOS* ‘commit confirm’* Fail safe* Mist uses it with JunOS* ‘commit’* ‘commit and exit’, etc.



* Configuration Groups in JunOS* Mist uses it with JunOS whenever practical* Benefits* Use cases



* Config Views in JunOS* Inheritance* Inheritance no-comments* Display set



* Advanced navigation in JunOS CLI* When would be benefit from it for Mist managed switches?* Do I still need CLI access on Mist managed switch?* Piping* Include, exclude, etc.



Tons of love,



WiFi Ninjas xxx
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WN Podcast 051 – Validation Survey https://wifininjas.net/2020/09/27/wn-podcast-051-validation-survey/ Sun, 27 Sep 2020 20:04:33 +0000 https://wifininjas.net/?p=3302 https://wifininjas.net/2020/09/27/wn-podcast-051-validation-survey/#respond https://wifininjas.net/2020/09/27/wn-podcast-051-validation-survey/feed/ 0 <p>Hey! Validation Survey, next to the Predictive Survey & Design, is the most popular type of the engagement we do in the WiFi consultancy world. We won’t exaggerate when we say we do it at least weekly and that validating / troubleshooting WiFi is a totally crucial skill. Here is the video version of the...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net/2020/09/27/wn-podcast-051-validation-survey/">WN Podcast 051 – Validation Survey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net">WiFi Ninjas - Podcasts & Blogs</a>.</p> Hey!

Validation Survey, next to the Predictive Survey & Design, is the most popular type of the engagement we do in the WiFi consultancy world. We won’t exaggerate when we say we do it at least weekly and that validating / troubleshooting WiFi is a totally crucial skill.

Here is the video version of the Podcast – you can peek at our Ekahau Validation Survey template:

And here is what we have discussed:

  • Multiple names for the same thing
    • RF Assessment
    • Validation Survey
    • Troubleshooting Survey
    • It’s actually very similar to Post Deployment survey 
  • Targeting brownfield sites
    • Capture ‘as-is’ state of WiFi
    • Data captured is used to produce an easy to read ‘summary’ followed by simple ‘recommendations’
  • Why do clients ask us to perform a Validation Survey
    • Documentation purposes
    • Having issues that are most likely related to RF (physical side of WiFi) and must be identified and rectified
    • Building business case for re-design
    • Often sold together with Configuration Assessment
    • Often leads to more business
      • Be honest and don’t exaggerate
  • How and what do we capture on-site
    • Go on site
    • Perform full, detailed, passive survey with a survey tool of your choice
      • Active vs passive – why Ekahau is not best for active
      • Best active survey test – check if WiFi works for what it was designed for
        • Voice & video – can you have a good quality call? If not – why?
        • Basic data – can you browse, scan barcodes etc.?
      • If you must do throughput test, do them locally (ePerf, WLANpi throughput test) 
      • Ping is a poor test in WiFi due to the nature of how WiFi works – DCF aka ‘The Game’
    • Grab results of your fav WiFi Scanning tool
      • Capture what Ekahau can’t capture
        • Info from QBSS data like number of associated stations, AP reported channel utilisation
        • Amendments used
        • Authentication type used
        • SS info and more
      • On top of helping understanding RF better, quick WiFi scan can identify tons of common configuration issues without having to review the configuration
    • Be accurate
      • Click where you are
      • Don’t walk on water
      • Use good quality floor plans and measure with laser tool if required
  • What do we include in the Ekahau template – quick template demo
    • Ekahau captures tons of data and gives us access to tons of different heatmaps
    • Don’t include everything, include only what is relevant for your project
    • Here are the heatmaps and other info from Ekahau that we include in our Validation Survey documents:
      • Generic (band agnostic)
        • Requirements & Areas
        • Access Points
        • Survey Routes
        • Associates APs (make sure to use ‘measured’)
        • Capacity Health
        • Data Rates
        • Throughput (only if done local tests)
        • RTT (very infrequently)
      • Per band (same heatmaps for 2.4 and 5)
        • Coverage per AP
        • Primary Signal Strength
        • Secondary Signal Strength
        • Interference / noise
        • SNR
        • CCI
        • Network Health
        • Network Issues
        • Spectrum Utilization
        • Channel Width
    • What we don’t include 
      • Capacity: Clients per AP – predicted, no value
      • Channel Coverage – can’t see a use case
      • Channel Interference – predicted, no value
      • Jitter – not best metric
      • Number of APs – use secondary coverage instead
      • Packet loss – exaggerated in Ekahau, not great metric
      • RTT – not best metric
      • Spectrum Channel Power – can’t see use case
      • Difference in Signal Strength – can be valuable to compare surveys, but never used it
  • What do we include in the Summary
    • A sentence or two about all heatmaps
    • DFS condition check
    • Types of APs / Antennas used, their suitability against env they’re in and requirements, mounting
  • Typical issues
    • Incorrect type of APs/Antennas used
      • Tendency to be scared of directional antennas
    • Dual band operation
      • Band select used
      • Some devices on terribly bad 2.4GHz
    • Coverage and SNR
      • Not sufficient coverage
      • High non-WiFi interference
      • Low SNR
    • Tons of rogue APs on site
      • Old overlays, hotspots, click shares
    • Excessive CCI 
      • Not unusual to see 30+ in central London on 5GHz
    • Not enough APs
      • Capacity requirements not met 
      • Sometimes a 100 or more associated stations
    • Insufficient secondary coverage
    • Poor WLAN config
      • No amendments used
      • Low data rates enabled
      • APs covering too much – 15m high omnis in WH?
    • High spectrum utilisation
      • More devices using WiFi than scoped
      • WiFi and non-WiFi interference
      • Too many SSIDs – seen 16 more than once
    • High packet loss
      • High airtime utilisation = tons of retransmissions = packet loss
    • Site heavily affected by DFS
  • Typical recommendations (just an example, can vary vastly)
    • Re-design of physical WiFi
      • Different APs, different antennas types, different mounting
    • Disable 2.4GHz
    • Set 5GHz statically to 20MHz
      • Channel width set to best is sometimes crazy
      • Use 40MHz until you can’t
    • Enable some amendments
      • 802.11r
      • 802.11k
    • Disable low data rates
      • 12 or 24 mandatory is typically OK with all lower disabled and all higher supported
    • Limit min and max Tx power levels in RRM
      • 5GHz should be ‘louder’ than 2.4GHz – at least 6dBm difference
      • Typical Tx levels for 5GHz – around 14-17dBm

Cheers and tons of love,

Your Ninjas.

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Hey! Validation Survey, next to the Predictive Survey & Design, is the most popular type of the engagement we do in the WiFi consultancy world. We won’t exaggerate when we say we do it at least weekly and that validating / troubleshooting WiFi is a tot... Hey!



Validation Survey, next to the Predictive Survey & Design, is the most popular type of the engagement we do in the WiFi consultancy world. We won’t exaggerate when we say we do it at least weekly and that validating / troubleshooting WiFi is a totally crucial skill.



Here is the video version of the Podcast – you can peek at our Ekahau Validation Survey template:













And here is what we have discussed:



* Multiple names for the same thing* RF Assessment* Validation Survey* Troubleshooting Survey* It’s actually very similar to Post Deployment survey 



* Targeting brownfield sites* Capture ‘as-is’ state of WiFi* Data captured is used to produce an easy to read ‘summary’ followed by simple ‘recommendations’



* Why do clients ask us to perform a Validation Survey* Documentation purposes* Having issues that are most likely related to RF (physical side of WiFi) and must be identified and rectified* Building business case for re-design* Often sold together with Configuration Assessment* Often leads to more business* Be honest and don’t exaggerate



* How and what do we capture on-site* Go on site* Perform full, detailed, passive survey with a survey tool of your choice* Active vs passive – why Ekahau is not best for active* Best active survey test – check if WiFi works for what it was designed for* Voice & video – can you have a good quality call? If not – why?* Basic data – can you browse, scan barcodes etc.?* If you must do throughput test, do them locally (ePerf, WLANpi throughput test) * Ping is a poor test in WiFi due to the nature of how WiFi works – DCF aka ‘The Game’* Grab results of your fav WiFi Scanning tool* Capture what Ekahau can’t capture* Info from QBSS data like number of associated stations, AP reported channel utilisation* Amendments used* Authentication type used* SS info and more* On top of helping understanding RF better, quick WiFi scan can identify tons of common configuration issues without having to review the configuration* Be accurate* Click where you are* Don’t walk on water* Use good quality floor plans and measure with laser tool if required



* What do we include in the Ekahau template – quick template demo* Ekahau captures tons of data and gives us access to tons of different heatmaps* Don’t include everything, include only what is relevant for your project* Here are the heatmaps and other info from Ekahau that we include in our Validation Survey documents:* Generic (band agnostic)* Requirements & Areas* Access Points* Survey Routes* Associates APs (make sure to use ‘measured’)* Capacity Health* Data Rates* Throughput (only if done local tests)* RTT (very infrequently)* Per band (same heatmaps for 2.4 and 5)* Coverage per AP* Primary Signal Strength* Secondary Signal Strength* Interference / noise* SNR* CCI* Network Health* Network Issues* Spectrum Utilization* Channel Width* What we don’t include * Capacity: Clients per AP – predicted, no value* Channel Coverage – can’t see a use case* Channel Interference – predicted, no value* Jitter – not best metric* Number of APs – use secondary coverage instead* Packet loss – exaggerated in Ekahau, not great metric* RTT – not best metric* Spectrum Channel Power – can’t see use case* Difference in Signal Strength – can be valuable to compare surveys, but never used it



* What do we include in the Summary* A sentence or two about all heatmaps* DFS condition check* Types of APs / Antennas used,]]>
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WN Podcast 050 – UWB RTLS with WISER Systems https://wifininjas.net/2020/09/13/wn-podcast-050-uwb-rtls-with-wiser-systems/ Sun, 13 Sep 2020 10:04:03 +0000 https://wifininjas.net/?p=3286 https://wifininjas.net/2020/09/13/wn-podcast-050-uwb-rtls-with-wiser-systems/#comments https://wifininjas.net/2020/09/13/wn-podcast-050-uwb-rtls-with-wiser-systems/feed/ 2 <p>UWB is the accuracy, precision and responsiveness king in the emerging RTLS world. The market has a lot to offer already but don’t just take our word for it. See WISER Systems UWB in action and listen to our nerdy chat with Logan Maxwell and Stephen Taylor.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net/2020/09/13/wn-podcast-050-uwb-rtls-with-wiser-systems/">WN Podcast 050 – UWB RTLS with WISER Systems</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net">WiFi Ninjas - Podcasts & Blogs</a>.</p> UWB is the accuracy, precision and responsiveness king in the emerging RTLS world. The market has a lot to offer already but don’t just take our word for it. See WISER Systems UWB in action and listen to our nerdy chat with Logan Maxwell and Stephen Taylor.

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UWB is the accuracy, precision and responsiveness king in the emerging RTLS world. The market has a lot to offer already but don’t just take our word for it. See WISER Systems UWB in action and listen to our nerdy chat with Logan Maxwell and Stephen Ta... UWB is the accuracy, precision and responsiveness king in the emerging RTLS world. The market has a lot to offer already but don’t just take our word for it. See WISER Systems UWB in action and listen to our nerdy chat with Logan Maxwell and Stephen Taylor.






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WN Podcast 049 – Jussi Introduces Four New Mist APs https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/30/wn-podcast-049-jussi-introduces-four-new-mist-aps/ Sun, 30 Aug 2020 16:41:39 +0000 https://wifininjas.net/?p=3272 https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/30/wn-podcast-049-jussi-introduces-four-new-mist-aps/#respond https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/30/wn-podcast-049-jussi-introduces-four-new-mist-aps/feed/ 0 <p>Hey! What’s up guys, we hope you’re smashingly good 😉 Do you recall Mist adding support for Juniper switches? Or that you can drag and drop Ekahau file directly into Dash? Advertise AP names so they can be easily ‘spottable’ in scanning tools? In case it’s not enough, we are delighted to add that Mist...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/30/wn-podcast-049-jussi-introduces-four-new-mist-aps/">WN Podcast 049 – Jussi Introduces Four New Mist APs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net">WiFi Ninjas - Podcasts & Blogs</a>.</p> Hey!

What’s up guys, we hope you’re smashingly good 😉

Do you recall Mist adding support for Juniper switches? Or that you can drag and drop Ekahau file directly into Dash? Advertise AP names so they can be easily ‘spottable’ in scanning tools? In case it’s not enough, we are delighted to add that Mist has also released 4 new AP models! Please welcome AP12, AP32, AP33 and AP63 and listen to legendary @Jussi to find out more.

Here is the summary of what these APs are:

  • AP12: Wall-plate AP rethought. 
  • AP33: little sister of the flagship AP43 
  • AP32: just like 33 but without BLE array (still has BLE tho) 
  • AP63: ax for outdoor. Smaller than the one it replaces.

Take care and see you back in two weeks!

Tons of love,

WiFi Ninjas xx

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Hey! What’s up guys, we hope you’re smashingly good 😉 Do you recall Mist adding support for Juniper switches? Or that you can drag and drop Ekahau file directly into Dash? Advertise AP names so they can be easily ‘spottable’ in scanning tools? Hey!



What’s up guys, we hope you’re smashingly good 😉



Do you recall Mist adding support for Juniper switches? Or that you can drag and drop Ekahau file directly into Dash? Advertise AP names so they can be easily ‘spottable’ in scanning tools? In case it’s not enough, we are delighted to add that Mist has also released 4 new AP models! Please welcome AP12, AP32, AP33 and AP63 and listen to legendary @Jussi to find out more.



Here is the summary of what these APs are:



* AP12: Wall-plate AP rethought. * AP33: little sister of the flagship AP43 * AP32: just like 33 but without BLE array (still has BLE tho) * AP63: ax for outdoor. Smaller than the one it replaces.



Take care and see you back in two weeks!



Tons of love,



WiFi Ninjas xx










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WN Podcast 048 – Apple Talk with Dan Jones https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/16/wn-podcast-048-apple-talk-with-dan-jones/ Sun, 16 Aug 2020 16:18:24 +0000 https://wifininjas.net/?p=3260 https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/16/wn-podcast-048-apple-talk-with-dan-jones/#respond https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/16/wn-podcast-048-apple-talk-with-dan-jones/feed/ 0 <p>Hey, Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas podcast where we talk all things Apple with Dan Jones.  In this episode we discuss both the Ninjas transitioning away from being Windows users to being fully MacOS. Dan helped with getting us set up – tricks, tips & what best apps to use.  So we thought we...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/16/wn-podcast-048-apple-talk-with-dan-jones/">WN Podcast 048 – Apple Talk with Dan Jones</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net">WiFi Ninjas - Podcasts & Blogs</a>.</p>

Hey,

Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas podcast where we talk all things Apple with Dan Jones. 

In this episode we discuss both the Ninjas transitioning away from being Windows users to being fully MacOS. Dan helped with getting us set up – tricks, tips & what best apps to use. 

So we thought we would get him on the show and discuss all of these to share with you 🙂 

Hope you enjoy! 

Tons of love, 

WiFi Ninjas

x

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Hey, Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas podcast where we talk all things Apple with Dan Jones.  In this episode we discuss both the Ninjas transitioning away from being Windows users to being fully MacOS. Dan helped with getting us set up – tricks,










Hey,



Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas podcast where we talk all things Apple with Dan Jones. 



In this episode we discuss both the Ninjas transitioning away from being Windows users to being fully MacOS. Dan helped with getting us set up – tricks, tips & what best apps to use. 



So we thought we would get him on the show and discuss all of these to share with you 🙂 



Hope you enjoy! 



Tons of love, 



WiFi Ninjas



x


















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WN Podcast 047 – CBRS & Private LTE 4G/5G with Andrew VonNagy https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/02/wn-podcast-047-cbrs-private-lte-4g-5g-with-andrew-vonnagy/ Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:07:31 +0000 https://wifininjas.net/?p=3244 https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/02/wn-podcast-047-cbrs-private-lte-4g-5g-with-andrew-vonnagy/#respond https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/02/wn-podcast-047-cbrs-private-lte-4g-5g-with-andrew-vonnagy/feed/ 0 <p>Hey, Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas Podcast – In this episode we discuss CBRS & Private LTE 4G/5G with Andrew VonNagy from Celona. Also Andrew gives us a demo towards the end of the video so stay tuned! Topics: What is CBRS and Private LTE / 5G? Technical overview Technical Benefits Use Cases Device...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net/2020/08/02/wn-podcast-047-cbrs-private-lte-4g-5g-with-andrew-vonnagy/">WN Podcast 047 – CBRS & Private LTE 4G/5G with Andrew VonNagy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net">WiFi Ninjas - Podcasts & Blogs</a>.</p>

Hey,

Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas Podcast – In this episode we discuss CBRS & Private LTE 4G/5G with Andrew VonNagy from Celona.

Also Andrew gives us a demo towards the end of the video so stay tuned!

Topics:

  • What is CBRS and Private LTE / 5G?
  • Technical overview
  • Technical Benefits Use Cases
  • Device Ecosystem
  • Celona Solution Overview
  • Celona Solution Demo
  • Web based network planner demo
  • Web browser mgmt.
  • Interface demo
  • A recorded video showing video performance metrics with and without QoS on private LTE

Tons of love

WiFi Ninjas x

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Hey, Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas Podcast – In this episode we discuss CBRS & Private LTE 4G/5G with Andrew VonNagy from Celona. Also Andrew gives us a demo towards the end of the video so stay tuned! Topics: What is CBRS and Private LTE / 5G?










Hey,

Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas Podcast – In this episode we discuss CBRS & Private LTE 4G/5G with Andrew VonNagy from Celona.

Also Andrew gives us a demo towards the end of the video so stay tuned!

Topics:


* What is CBRS and Private LTE / 5G?
* Technical overview
* Technical Benefits Use Cases
* Device Ecosystem
* Celona Solution Overview
* Celona Solution Demo
* Web based network planner demo
* Web browser mgmt.
* Interface demo
* A recorded video showing video performance metrics with and without QoS on private LTE


Tons of love

WiFi Ninjas x

























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WN Podcast 046 – Audio and Video Podcasting Setup with CTS https://wifininjas.net/2020/07/20/046-audio-and-video-podcasting-setup-with-cts/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 10:47:14 +0000 https://wifininjas.net/?p=3182 https://wifininjas.net/2020/07/20/046-audio-and-video-podcasting-setup-with-cts/#respond https://wifininjas.net/2020/07/20/046-audio-and-video-podcasting-setup-with-cts/feed/ 0 <p>Hey! Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas podcast, where we are joining forces with Rowell and Francois from Clear To Send podcast discussing our AV setups. Should you keep it simple or spend your life savings getting the equipment? XLR or USB? Webcam or DSLR or mirrorless? Tune in to learn more! Here is what...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net/2020/07/20/046-audio-and-video-podcasting-setup-with-cts/">WN Podcast 046 – Audio and Video Podcasting Setup with CTS</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net">WiFi Ninjas - Podcasts & Blogs</a>.</p> Hey!

Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas podcast, where we are joining forces with Rowell and Francois from Clear To Send podcast discussing our AV setups. Should you keep it simple or spend your life savings getting the equipment? XLR or USB? Webcam or DSLR or mirrorless? Tune in to learn more!

Here is what we have discussed:

1 – Podcasting Audio Equipment

   – Microphone

   – Types of microphones

   – How to connect them to a computer

   – Mixer

   – Headphones & Headsets

   – Reduce ambient noise

   – Reduce echo

2 – Podcasting Video Equipment

    – Camera / Webcam

    – Connect DSLR to computer

    – Lenses

    – Powering up a camera

    – Camera heat mgmt

    – How to make it look good

    – Lightning

    – Background

3 – Podcasting Accessories

    – Stands & arms

    – Function buttons (ex. Stream Deck) & automation (ex. Google Home)

4 – Podcast Recording

   – Recording local

   – Recording on a recorder

   – Recording on a mixer

   – Recording directly on computer via software

   – Recording over the internet

   – Post-production

Tons of love,

WiFi Ninjas

Xxx

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Hey! Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas podcast, where we are joining forces with Rowell and Francois from Clear To Send podcast discussing our AV setups. Should you keep it simple or spend your life savings getting the equipment? XLR or USB? Hey!



Welcome to our latest WiFi Ninjas podcast, where we are joining forces with Rowell and Francois from Clear To Send podcast discussing our AV setups. Should you keep it simple or spend your life savings getting the equipment? XLR or USB? Webcam or DSLR or mirrorless? Tune in to learn more!



Here is what we have discussed:







1 – Podcasting Audio Equipment



   – Microphone



   – Types of microphones



   – How to connect them to a computer



   – Mixer



   – Headphones & Headsets



   – Reduce ambient noise



   – Reduce echo







2 – Podcasting Video Equipment



    – Camera / Webcam



    – Connect DSLR to computer



    – Lenses



    – Powering up a camera



    – Camera heat mgmt



    – How to make it look good



    – Lightning



    – Background







3 – Podcasting Accessories



    – Stands & arms



    – Function buttons (ex. Stream Deck) & automation (ex. Google Home)







4 – Podcast Recording



   – Recording local



   – Recording on a recorder



   – Recording on a mixer



   – Recording directly on computer via software



   – Recording over the internet



   – Post-production







Tons of love,



WiFi Ninjas



Xxx
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WN Podcast 045 – WiFi 6e and Future of WiFi with Gabe Desjardins from Broadcom https://wifininjas.net/2020/07/05/wn-podcast-045-wifi-6e-and-future-of-wifi-with-gabe-desjardins-from-broadcom/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:03:35 +0000 https://wifininjas.net/?p=3122 https://wifininjas.net/2020/07/05/wn-podcast-045-wifi-6e-and-future-of-wifi-with-gabe-desjardins-from-broadcom/#comments https://wifininjas.net/2020/07/05/wn-podcast-045-wifi-6e-and-future-of-wifi-with-gabe-desjardins-from-broadcom/feed/ 1 <p>Welcome to the latest WiFi Ninjas Podcast! Today we have a pleasure discussing WiFi 6e and future of WiFi with Gabe Desjardins, Director of Product Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Division at Broadcom. Here is what we have discussed: 6GHz Spectrum & Channels  US = 1200MHz of additional spectrum 59 x 20MHz channels 29 x 40MHz channels 14 x...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net/2020/07/05/wn-podcast-045-wifi-6e-and-future-of-wifi-with-gabe-desjardins-from-broadcom/">WN Podcast 045 – WiFi 6e and Future of WiFi with Gabe Desjardins from Broadcom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net">WiFi Ninjas - Podcasts & Blogs</a>.</p> Welcome to the latest WiFi Ninjas Podcast!

Today we have a pleasure discussing WiFi 6e and future of WiFi with Gabe Desjardins, Director of Product Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Division at Broadcom.

Here is what we have discussed:

  • 6GHz Spectrum & Channels 
    • US = 1200MHz of additional spectrum
      • 59 x 20MHz channels
      • 29 x 40MHz channels
      • 14 x 80MHz channels
      • 7 x 160MHz channels
    • EU = 500Mhz of additional spectrum
      • 24 x 20MHz channels
      • 12 x 40MHz channels
      • 6 x 80MHz channels
      • 3 x 160MHz channels
    • Issues with the SNR and 160?
    • Why are the EU getting less than half the US? 
    • Broadcom have been advocating 160MHz channels. Is this really a viable option? 
    • More channels = more time to scan the channels = could lead to problems for devices to roam, how will this work? Will we scan 100 channels? 
    • Channel numbering scheme? Starting at 1 again in 6GHz (8-bit field 59 x channels barely fits the 8-bit field)
  • What else operate in the 6GHz frequency band? 
    • Any DFS? 
    • TV & Radio?
    • Emergency Services / Public safety? (UNII6 & UNII8) 
  • Indoor and outdoor power constraints? 
    • Low power indoor (27dBm in 160MHz channels, 24dBm in 80Mhz channel) permitted across whole 6GHz band. 
    • Constant EIRP of 30dBm – so even if we double the channel width we keep the same SNR.
    • 5dBm per MHz?
      • No longer lose SNR when we bond channels together
      • Power is independent of the bandwidth (PSD) – ensures the same net EIRP
    • Fixed indoor AP
    • Outdoor mobile AP (Phones & Cars etc) 
    • Very low power (14dBm EIRP) (AR & VR) (In car AP, game controllers)  
  • 6GHz Chipsets & Radios 
    • APs – Multi-bands
      • Tri radio APs? 2.4 + 5 + 6?
      • Quad radio APs? 
    • Will we have antennas that sit natively at the bottom end of 6GHz and can also access the upper channels in 5?
    • When are we likely to see APs & clients with 6GHz chipsets in them?
    • Broadcom launches world’s first WiFi 6E 6GHz chips (Jan 2020)
      • Intended for enterprise APs and residential networks
      • 4×4 dual band 160MHz support
      • 2×2 tri-band
      • 2×2 dual-band with ARM CPU
    • 15 billion WiFi devices that are currently on the market that are not 6GHz capable 
    • Timeline for 6GHz client penetration prediction? 
  • Access/ Edge Switches
    • Currently 1Gbps & 30Watt PoE on average
    • With all this additional spectrum and radio chains their will be new PoE & bandwidth requirements for access switches. What do you think these are realistically likely to be? 
  • WiFi 7
    • 320MHz wide channels? (would be only 3 x non overlapping)
    • What speed would that potentially give us?
    • Even more consideration for PoE budget & bandwidth for access switches.
    • Do you think it’s a good idea to add 802.11ax into 6GHz or have IEEE missed an opportunity to redefine the 802.11 protocol within a brand new spectrum that doesn’t have any backward compatibility to deal with?

Thanks a and tons of love!

WiFi Ninjas xx

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Welcome to the latest WiFi Ninjas Podcast! Today we have a pleasure discussing WiFi 6e and future of WiFi with Gabe Desjardins, Director of Product Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Division at Broadcom. Here is what we have discussed: 6GHz Spectrum & C... Welcome to the latest WiFi Ninjas Podcast!



Today we have a pleasure discussing WiFi 6e and future of WiFi with Gabe Desjardins, Director of Product Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Division at Broadcom.



Here is what we have discussed:



* 6GHz Spectrum & Channels * US = 1200MHz of additional spectrum* 59 x 20MHz channels* 29 x 40MHz channels* 14 x 80MHz channels* 7 x 160MHz channels* EU = 500Mhz of additional spectrum* 24 x 20MHz channels* 12 x 40MHz channels* 6 x 80MHz channels* 3 x 160MHz channels* Issues with the SNR and 160?* Why are the EU getting less than half the US? * Broadcom have been advocating 160MHz channels. Is this really a viable option? * More channels = more time to scan the channels = could lead to problems for devices to roam, how will this work? Will we scan 100 channels? * Channel numbering scheme? Starting at 1 again in 6GHz (8-bit field 59 x channels barely fits the 8-bit field)



* What else operate in the 6GHz frequency band? * Any DFS? * TV & Radio?* Emergency Services / Public safety? (UNII6 & UNII8) 



* Indoor and outdoor power constraints? * Low power indoor (27dBm in 160MHz channels, 24dBm in 80Mhz channel) permitted across whole 6GHz band. * Constant EIRP of 30dBm – so even if we double the channel width we keep the same SNR.* 5dBm per MHz?* No longer lose SNR when we bond channels together* Power is independent of the bandwidth (PSD) – ensures the same net EIRP* Fixed indoor AP* Outdoor mobile AP (Phones & Cars etc) * Very low power (14dBm EIRP) (AR & VR) (In car AP, game controllers)  



* 6GHz Chipsets & Radios * APs – Multi-bands* Tri radio APs? 2.4 + 5 + 6?* Quad radio APs? * Will we have antennas that sit natively at the bottom end of 6GHz and can also access the upper channels in 5?* When are we likely to see APs & clients with 6GHz chipsets in them?* Broadcom launches world’s first WiFi 6E 6GHz chips (Jan 2020)* Intended for enterprise APs and residential networks* 4×4 dual band 160MHz support* 2×2 tri-band* 2×2 dual-band with ARM CPU* 15 billion WiFi devices that are currently on the market that are not 6GHz capable * Timeline for 6GHz client penetration prediction? 



* Access/ Edge Switches* Currently 1Gbps & 30Watt PoE on average* With all this additional spectrum and radio chains their will be new PoE & bandwidth requirements for access switches. What do you think these are realistically likely to be? 



* WiFi 7* 320MHz wide channels? (would be only 3 x non overlapping)* What speed would that potentially give us?* Even more consideration for PoE budget & bandwidth for access switches.* Do you think it’s a good idea to add 802.11ax into 6GHz or have IEEE missed an opportunity to redefine the 802.11 protocol within a brand new spectrum that doesn’t have any backward compatibility to deal with?



Thanks a and tons of love!



WiFi Ninjas xx
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WN Podcast 044 – Mist Wired Assurance and Juniper EX Switches Automation https://wifininjas.net/2020/06/28/wn-podcast-044-mist-wired-assurance-and-juniper-ex-switches-automation/ Sun, 28 Jun 2020 10:10:05 +0000 https://wifininjas.net/?p=2954 https://wifininjas.net/2020/06/28/wn-podcast-044-mist-wired-assurance-and-juniper-ex-switches-automation/#comments https://wifininjas.net/2020/06/28/wn-podcast-044-mist-wired-assurance-and-juniper-ex-switches-automation/feed/ 1 <p>Listen to the latest WiFi Ninjas podcast episode 44, where we are totally privileged to have Jussi and Abhi from Mist as our honoured guests, discussing Mist Wired Assurance and Juniper EX Switches Automation. We have Jussi on the show for the 4th time probably? Does it make him a WiFi Ninja #3? 😀 Here...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net/2020/06/28/wn-podcast-044-mist-wired-assurance-and-juniper-ex-switches-automation/">WN Podcast 044 – Mist Wired Assurance and Juniper EX Switches Automation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://wifininjas.net">WiFi Ninjas - Podcasts & Blogs</a>.</p>

Listen to the latest WiFi Ninjas podcast episode 44, where we are totally privileged to have Jussi and Abhi from Mist as our honoured guests, discussing Mist Wired Assurance and Juniper EX Switches Automation.

We have Jussi on the show for the 4th time probably? Does it make him a WiFi Ninja #3? 😀

Here is what we have discussed:

  • Quick Mist recap – wireless roots
  • Mist & Juniper – filling gaps
  • Mist focus on intelligence (dash, API, machine learning, AI elements, BLE RTLS)
  • Juniper focus on top quality hardware and traditional software
  • Mistifying Juniper – basic switches integration done – why is it so cool?
  • Management of wireless and wired – dash, API, CLI?
  • Troubleshooting and assurance – both wired and wireless in the same place?
  • Pre-reqs to run Juniper / Mist wireless and wired network – any on premise equipment?
  • Management and users data – any concerns about data security with cloud managed systems?
  • Licensing of the new switches – can be combined with simple wireless licensing?
  • Software updates – mandatory and pushed from the cloud?
  • Scalability, templates
  • What’s next?

Tons of love,

WiFi Ninjas xx

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Listen to the latest WiFi Ninjas podcast episode 44, where we are totally privileged to have Jussi and Abhi from Mist as our honoured guests, discussing Mist Wired Assurance and Juniper EX Switches Automation.
















Listen to the latest WiFi Ninjas podcast episode 44, where we are totally privileged to have Jussi and Abhi from Mist as our honoured guests, discussing Mist Wired Assurance and Juniper EX Switches Automation.



We have Jussi on the show for the 4th time probably? Does it make him a WiFi Ninja #3? 😀



Here is what we have discussed:



* Quick Mist recap – wireless roots* Mist & Juniper – filling gaps* Mist focus on intelligence (dash, API, machine learning, AI elements, BLE RTLS)* Juniper focus on top quality hardware and traditional software* Mistifying Juniper – basic switches integration done – why is it so cool?* Management of wireless and wired – dash, API, CLI?* Troubleshooting and assurance – both wired and wireless in the same place?* Pre-reqs to run Juniper / Mist wireless and wired network – any on premise equipment?* Management and users data – any concerns about data security with cloud managed systems?* Licensing of the new switches – can be combined with simple wireless licensing?* Software updates – mandatory and pushed from the cloud?* Scalability, templates* What’s next?



Tons of love,



WiFi Ninjas xx












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