With wireless being the primary method of network access for users today, dealing with user density provides a challenge for even the most well designed wireless network. Out of that challenge comes the need for a dynamic wireless network that can react to the ever-changing occupancy levels of a large facility. In this talk, I want to focus on the use of APIs to allow network automation to turn on/off additional capacity while allowing for the best possible user experience by keeping wireless issues such as ACI/CCI/CCC to a minimum. Will also discuss how understanding a vendor’s RRM tool plays a vital piece in this process.
Scott Lester is CWNE #253 and is a Senior Systems Engineer & Wireless SME for Layer 3 Communications based in Atlanta, GA where he spends most of his time in VHD environments across the southern United States. He holds numerous vendor certifications and has previously held positions as a global FSE for Meru Networks (now part of Fortinet) and as a network analyst for a major university in southern Alabama. Throughout his nearly 13 years in networking, most of his time has been spent working with wireless networks in some of the most challenging environments including higher education institutions, major league sports stadiums, hospitals, and cruise ships that allow him to draw on a wealth of knowledge for designing and troubleshooting WLANs.