Would anyone like a friendly debate? Well, I would like to propose that it is impossible to calculate Wi-Fi capacity.
While I will stand up and defend this option, this is an argument I would love to lose.
So, if anyone has strong options on this topic or a Wi-Fi capacity calculation which works, then first vote for this session, then let me know and maybe you can join me on the platform. I will explain why I have come to this conclusion; we will look at some data to back up my conclusions and explore the question:
If we can’t accurately calculate capacity, how do we “design for capacity”?
In this presentation, we will share a method you could use to really get started learning Python so it can help you in your day to day life. It's easier than you think!
The WiFiKraken-Lite is the latest iteration of wireless monitoring tools that use off-the-shelf hardware and open-source software to capture the most amount of wireless possible.
It has 25 Wi-Fi radios, GPS, and batteries making it a very portable and capable capturing device.
This presentation will discuss the software and hardware required to make something like this on your own.
With Apple's iOS 14, Android 10, and Windows 10, Locally Administered MAC addresses have shot to prominence as now devices are connecting to networks using a MAC address that isn’t their Globally Unique MAC address.
This protects the users privacy and keeps networks from being able to identify them.
Or does it? This talk will break down exactly what breaks (captive portals for monetization), what doesn’t (DHCP Option 12 & 61), and how networks can deal with this development.
Let's peel back the covers of MetaGeek's new Wi-Fi tool and see how it works. This will be a geeky examination of how the packets and bits are analyzed, categorized, and calculated to find the needles buried in the haystack of 802.11 frames.
You'll hear from the WLAN Pi team on what they have been working on behind the scenes on the WLAN Pi project - new Wi-Fi tools?, new OS?, new hardware?? :)
As the adoption of Wi-Fi 6E gathers momentum, it is important to understand the practical considerations of Wi-Fi 6E to make a judicial decision of when and how to deploy Wi-Fi 6E.
Deploying Wi-Fi 6E goes beyond just replacing existing APs with Wi-Fi 6E models and in this talk we will discuss the different aspects to considered and balance that help adopters take a informed decision on when and how to roll out Wi-Fi 6E in their network to extract best value for their investment while maintaining seamless experience for Wi-Fi users.
Day One of All Deep Dives (you will be in the same Deep Dive both days)
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Admittingly, many individuals are suffering from symptoms of Wi-Fi update fatigue. Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6, and naming conventions further distorted by 5G cellular marketing jargon. 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, 802.11ax… when does this alphabet soup madness end?
Despite the understandable fatigue, Wi-Fi 6E and the availability of 6 GHz for Wi-Fi communications is probably the most exciting thing to happen for Wi-Fi in the last 15 years. Wi-Fi 6E is not just a technical update; instead, it is a spectrum update.
This spectrum bonanza has just begun. This session will cover some of the real-world observations we have learned to date about Wi-Fi 6E and 6 GHz WLANs. And guess what? Wi-Fi 7 is on the horizon! It’s almost like Wi-Fi is being born again!
OFDMA gets a lot of attention, but EDCA still plays a critical role in 802.11ax, including in the 6 GHz band. This will be a technical dive into channel access in 802.11ax, highlighting the continued role of the classic 802.11 distributed contention mechanism, and the differences that occur with wide channel widths.
What is your iOS device doing when it roams and how can you capture exactly what’s happening, when it’s happening and where it’s happening?
Dan Jones will take you through how he’s using answering these questions.
The way we are designing and configuring the Wi-Fi network for stadiums has shifted.
If you are designing a network for Wi-Fi you can do things with Wi-Fi 6 that you weren’t able to do with Wi-Fi 5.
These changes result in an improved guest user experience. Do you know what those changes are?
The wireless professional's guide to security architecture, with best and common practices for securing WiFi.
Covers real-world case studies with explanations of design choices around security, segmentation, onboarding, and authentication including NAC, 802.1X, and BYOD.
Plus, brief sidebars for industry-specific requirements such as healthcare and manufacturing.
A discussion on the good, the bad, and the ugly for Active Surveys.
Multi-link Operation allows the establishment of simultaneous links between an AP and client using multiple radios, e.g. 2.4GHz and 5GHz or 5GHz and 6GHz. MLO enables both links to be used for data transmission. In this talk, we will discuss the basic concept and its use cases.
Day Two of All Deep Dives (you will be in the same Deep Dive both days)
How will 6 GHz networks impact your network? With 6 GHz, smaller cell sizes and transmit power limitations will increase the density of APs in your design allowing you to design a network to accommodate the additional throughput needed for your network as applications get more demanding.
Let’s talk design considerations for 6 GHz networks.
Expand your wireless knowledge into IoT. This short talk will explain the concepts and communication theory marvels that make LoRaWAN one of the ideal WAN transport for low bandwidth, distributed deployments.
We’ll also explain how you can build your own LoRaWAN ecosystems in your lab to test and learn at your own pace.