WN Podcast 019 – Airport WiFi Design with Jim Palmer – Part 1

Welcome to our new WiFi Ninjas Podcast episode! Today we kick off a very interesting discussion around WiFi Airport Design with probably the best WiFi Airport specialist in the world – Jim Palmer!

  • A bit about Jim
    • CWNE #304
    • Ekahau Master 31
    • Runs a very busy American Airport
  • Wireless Physical Design
    • APs / Antennas Placement and types
    • RF considerations
  • Wireless Configuration
    • High Density approach
    • Roaming approach
  • Apps
    • Apps used by clients
    • Apps used by stuff
  • Project Lifecycle
    • Project Management of this thing
    • Predictive, pre-deployment and post deployment surveys etc.
    • Liasing with contractors and 3rd parties
    • Additional Testing?
  • LAN & WAN
    • Internet pipe
    • LAN structure
    • Throughput concerns
    • Cabling
    • Bottlenecks
  • Security
    • Onboarding
    • Auth
    • What infra used?
    • Encryption
    • Content filtering
    • Additional security features
  • Challenges
    • DFS?
    • Distance to the switch
    • PoE
    • Mounting restrictions
    • Obstructions, metal
    • Other networks, concessions
    • Interferers
  • Ninja Tips
  • Lessons learned

Thanks for listening and enjoy! Shout if you like it or don’t like it or if you’d like us to talk about anything specific in future episodes – we would be delighted to know your thoughts!

With tons of love x,

WiFi Ninjas

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