Rick Farina describes his Wi-Fi investigations at Wireless LAN Professionals Conference Europe in Maastricht, Netherlands 2014. WIPS Read more
Choose your wireless network carefully. Cloud and APs are not all created equal.
Clearly we’re not in Kansas anymore … According to IDC, the growing global Internet of Things (IoT) market is on course to hit $7.1 trillion by 2020. With the rapid rise of connected devices in the IoT landscape there is growing concern about elevated security risks associated with the sheer volume of new devices coming online. AirTight can help you plan for IoT capacity and network traffic, as well as optimal secure coverage across your site. Read more
The FCC’s decision to fine Marriott Hotels for unscrupulous Wi-Fi containment practices has set off numerous debates around the use of unlicensed spectrum. Many in the WLAN community have posted their interpretation of the decision and recommended best practices moving forward (see references below). Twitter debates have abounded as well. These parleys have focused on topics ranging from performance, to security, and monetization.
That being said, in the domain of security and PCI compliance, there is one Wi-Fi containment feature that hasn’t been mentioned, but deserves a shout-out as it is still very effective and virtually unperturbed by these events. It is called “wire-side containment”. Read more
October 13-15 2014: Wireless LAN Professionals EU Summit #WLPC_EU | video archive available | Keith R. Parsons Read more
The FCC issued an order and consent decree (settlement details) DA 14-1444 in the investigation of Marriott International regarding blocking of personal Wi-Fi hot spots in the conference facilities of the Gaylord Opryland hotel. The FCC imposed $600,000 fine. Read more
iOS8 MAC RandomGate: Who turns OFF location services AND turns OFF cellular data connection while using their iPhone? Read part II of our iOS8 blog series: IOS8 MAC Address Randomization Update. Read more
In June of this year, at WWDC#14 Apple announced that the Wi-Fi scanning behavior of their devices would change starting with iOS8. They would start using randomized and locally administrated MAC addresses in the probing state. The touted rationale was that such an approach would hide the real MAC addresses of the device and make Wi-Fi device MAC based analytics difficult. Apple made iOS8 generally available as part of their September 2014 launch. Accordingly, it was time for me to take out the packet sniffing gear and dig into the workings of randomized MACs (no pun intended here). Read on to find out how they work. Read more
More often than not, when things don’t work as they should, Wi-Fi is the obvious scapegoat even though the problems aren’t necessarily Wi-Fi specific.
In fact, I’ve come to expect this “guilty until proven innocent” rational. My job is to investigate, get to the root of the problem, and then propose a plan of action to remedy the situation. Such is the life of a troubleshooting Jedi! There’s never a dull moment, something is always happening. Read more
CWNP has designed its first annual conference with an eye to the past and a view to the future. The event celebrates the 15 years since CWNP’s inception and kicks things off with a brief history of Wi-Fi. This backdrop provides past lessons for the present and guidance for future innovation. Read more
Out with the Old Look, In with Mojo Wireless! Let’s face it … change is hard. It really is. This is especially true when you see the world through orange colored glasses. It boxes you in.
So imagine how difficult it was for us to take one of the most identifiable traits of the AirTight Networks brand, the color orange, and eliminate it almost completely from our newly redesigned company blog. Considering that AirTight Orange runs through the veins of investors, board members, partners, distributors and company employees it seems like a crazy, if not foolhardy idea.
But at AirTight, we’ve never been the types to shy away from a challenge, especially when it’s the right thing to do. Now if you think this seems obvious, all bets are off where AirTight Orange is concerned! The mere thought of even questioning the AirTight Orange in our branding leads to endless and fiery debates. One thing is certain though–everybody thinks they’re a marketing expert! Read more