We’re all used to working with one or more hardware vendors for our wi-fi designs. What happens when a new player jumps into the market? There are lots of little intricacies of working with a particular platform that we come to take for granted after we’ve used it for a while. Come hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of doing a first-time design/build deployment with a new hardware vendor.
Ian built his first radio transmitter when he was 8 and his first computer network as a young teenager. His first WiFi device used a new technology called WEP. Along the way, he has worked and played in various pieces of the EM spectrum from DC to Ultraviolet, from milliwatts to kilowatts. He has been installing data networks professionally for over 20 years, and wireless for most of those. He currently works as a Senior Wireless LAN Field Engineer and received CWNE #273 earlier this year. He also holds design certifications with Ekahau, AirMagnet and IBWave Wi-Fi. When not designing and implementing Wi-Fi, Ian volunteers his time with veterans and disaster relief with Team Rubicon and the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center.