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How To Succeed During and After Your Wi-Fi Certification

The world of wireless certifications is vast and at times, confusing. If you've considered getting a certification to elevate your WiFi career, you may have had questions or hesitations like these:

• Which certification is right for me?
• I'm not a good writer. They're going to decline my application because my writing is bad.
• I don't know who I'd ask to endorse or recommend me.
• What do I do after I get my certification?

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6 Things to Expect from IEEE 802.11ax

802.11ax is here. Now what does that mean for the wireless industry? Hardware vendors and implementors alike. David Coleman gives us his top thoughts on how this release changes offerings and approaches to come. 

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CWTS: Almost Gone But Not Forgotten.

CWTS, a CWNP certification has been immortalized within the walls of the Library of Congress. Yes, it might be phased out, but it is not forgotten in the industry where learning the Why of Wi-Fi makes the difference between installing the good and installing the best. 

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Ethics, Integrity, and the CWNE Process

What does it take to be a CWNE? According to Lee Badman, a lot more than just submitting the application. 

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2017: A Year in Review

This year has brought a lot of change to CWNP. Here's our look back:

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KRACK - It's Not As Bad As You Think

The recent reveal of the key reinstallation attack (KRACK) caused much stir in the wireless LAN community. This post addresses the reality of the attack, what should be done immediately, and lessons we should learn from it.

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Low-Cost Handheld Spectrum Analyzer (RF Explorer)

The RF Explorer device is a useful tool for the price point. At under $300 U.S., the price is much easier to accommodate than other, more advanced, handheld spectrum analyzers. The device can be purchased here: http://rfexplorer.com/purchase/

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Calculating RF Wavelengths

RF wavelength calculations can be made quite simple with two basic formulas. One for feet and the other for meters. This blog post provides the formulas and an Excel spreadsheet for calculating the wavelengths for each 20 MHz channel center frequency in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

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Hotspot 2.0 Webinar Slides

The slides from the Hotspot 2.0 webinar on March 23, 2017 are available here.

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Modulation Basics

Modulation is defined as the process of manipulating a carrier signal so that it can represent intelligent information. Multiple kinds of modulation exist, but they fall into two general categories: digital modulation and analog modulation.

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