Airtime, Utilization, Duty Cycle, Channel Utilization, and Airtime Utilization! What are they? Are they the same thing? And why does one tool say, “Utilization”, but another says “Duty Cycle”? In this session, we’ll unpack Airtime, Utilization, and Duty cycle to see what they are, how they’re useful measurements, and how they relate to each other. In the process, we’ll attempt to untangle the mess of terminology. Who knows, maybe we’ll come up with some kind of standard? Nah, that’s not going to happen… but perhaps we can at least get the conversation about Airtime, Utilization, and Duty Cycle started.
As an all-purpose geek, Joel enjoys teaching people about Wi-Fi. Whether it’s fundamentals, deployment best practices, troubleshooting, or the specifics about a particular Wi-Fi tool, Joel loves to learn and teach wireless networking. Whether it takes a soldering iron or a torque wrench, he enjoys fixing stuff. In his spare time, you’ll find Joel reviving and restoring old game consoles, 3d printing stuff, mountain biking, hanging out with his family, or washing his car.