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WN Podcast 050 – UWB RTLS with WISER Systems

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.

WN Video 010 – SSH to Mist Managed Juniper Switch

In this video we demonstrate how to configure Juniper Switch SSH password in Mist dashboard, where would your switch get management IP address from and how to learn what IP to use to actually connect to the switch using SSH.

WN Podcast 049 – Jussi Introduces Four New Mist APs

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

WN Video 008 – Configure Juniper Switch Using Mist Dashboard

Welcome to the WiFi Ninjas Video where we domonstrate how to configure a Juniper Switch using Mist Dashboard. Curious about pros, cons, limitations and what’s available for us to tinker with in this recent Juniper Mist wired integration? Dig in! We tried to cover it all 😉 Enjoy!

WN Podcast 046 – Audio and Video Podcasting Setup with CTS

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

WN Video 005 – Ekahau Survey App

In this video Matt from WiFi Ninjas shows you how to use the Ekahau Survey App for iOS & the multiple ways that you can carry out a WiFi Survey using the application.

Matt also shows you the different heat map visualisations that you can see on the app and how you sync your project files with the Ekahau cloud.

Find out more about Ekahau over at their website: https://www.ekahau.com

WN Video 004 – Ekahau Analyser

Matt shows you one of the WiFi tools he uses when on customer sites – the Ekahau analyser app on iOS.

This WiFi tool is great for on the go troubleshooting and spectrum analysis. You can find out more about Ekahau from here: https://www.ekahau.com

This video was made using Ecamm Live, you can find out more about Ecamm live from our referral link: https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=matt37

(you don’t get money off but we will get a small commission if you use our link)

WN Video 003 – How to get WiFi info on iOS Devices

In this video Matt from WiFi Ninjas shows you how you can get WiFi information on your iOS mobile devices for free!

It is a question we get asked a lot of the time – if there is anyway we can do some quick basic checks on our iOS devices whilst we are out and about.

 This video was made using Ecamm Live, you can find out more about Ecamm live from our referral link: https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=matt37

(you don’t get money off but we will get a small commission if you use our link)

Link to Apple WiFi diagnostics profile (scroll to bottom of the page) https://developer.apple.com/bug-reporting/profiles-and-logs/

Airport Utility App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/airport-utility/id427276530

WN Video 001 – Kubicon WiFi Sensor

Matt from WiFi Ninjas unboxes, discusses & shows the features of a Kubicon wireless sensor.

Find out more details about Kubicon over at: https://kubicon.io For more educational WiFi content head over to: https://wifininjas.net

This video was made using Ecamm Live, you can find out more about Ecamm live from our referral link: https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=matt37 (you don’t get money off but we will get a small commission if you use our link)

WN Podcast 045 – WiFi 6e and Future of WiFi with Gabe Desjardins from Broadcom

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