Turn a SOHO Wireless Router into a Workgroup Bridge With DD-WRT

Turn a SOHO Wireless Router into a Workgroup Bridge With DD-WRT

It’s shaping up to be a wet and gloomy Labour Day (yes, we spell it with a “u” up here) weekend here in my corner of Manitoba, so I made plans to finally get my home lab server up and running with ESXi. That part is done, and I should get Windows Server 2012 R2 […]

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Fixing Hallway-Fi, Vol. 2: Two Story Building

If you don’t keep up with #WIFIQ on Twitter, you should. It is a question-of-the-day series started by Lee Badman (@wirednot) and always sparks worthwhile discussions amongst numerous WLAN professionals. Here is the question from Thursday July 16, 2015. Clicking the image will open the discussion in a new tab. I would respond by saying […]

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Fixing Hallway-Fi™, Vol.1: Single Story Building

The school networks I look after have a common problem: the access points are all in the hallway, leading to massive co-channel interference (CCI). The only way to really fix this is a complete redesign, so my title might be a little misleading. For now, budget and time restraints dictate that I must make them […]

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Quick Network Fix with WiFi Explorer

A month ago or so I visited a school on a Hutterite colony to have a look at their wireless network. The school division I work for partners with this colony on some of their technology and other parts of their school system. The complaint was “the WiFi hasn’t worked in the library all year”. […]

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Using Raspberry Pi as a Throughput Test Server

With the release of Ekahau Site Survey (ESS) 8.0 came the option of active throughput surveys along with active ping surveys. Ekahau wrote their own version of iPerf3 called iperf3-ekahau for this purpose. While they say you can use iPerf2 or iPerf3 as the server, they recommend their version. You can download it here, and […]

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Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi

I recently configured a Raspberry Pi as a throughput test server for use with Ekahau Site Survey 8.0. It was my first experience with a Pi, and as simple as it seems now, I stumbled through it at first. I was going to do one post on the entire configuration process, but decided to split […]

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Juniper’s RingMaster and RRM

This past week was spring break so I took advantage of the fact that there were no users around, and fiddled with Trapeze/Juniper’s RingMaster management software and the RRM configuration. This post will be an introduction to Juniper’s RRM, it’s defaults, and some options, and will lead to more posts on testing it. My network […]

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My CWAP Experience

This past week I attended a CWAP (Certified Wireless Analysis Professional) class taught by Robert Bartz of Eight-O-Two Technology Solutions (@eightotwo on Twitter). I was awarded a free class as one of the prizes from The Next WiFi Rockstar contest (thanks again to the No Strings Attached Show). Whether you win or pay for the […]

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Welcome to Great White WiFi…nally.

Welcome! I finally took the time to get this set up. I settled on the name quite some time ago, but haven’t taken the time to register a domain, set up hosting, etc. Thanks to this blog post by Michael Hyatt (tweeted by Keith Parsons), I decided to just get it done, and it was […]

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