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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:

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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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Consider Hiring or Requiring a CWNE For Critical WLAN Situations

Yes, I am a Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE), and no- I'm not looking for work via this blog post. But I see things, I read things, and I hear things as a busy citizen of the wireless world that bring me to the keyboard on this topic. With the booming popularity of wireless networking as the preferred access method for a growing number of business and personal scenarios, it stands to reason that more people are "doing" WLAN. But there are is a huge delta between doing it and doing it right. And that's where your friendly neighborhood CWNE comes in.

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The Road to 200 CWNEs

The CWNP CWNE certification saw a greater than 20% growth in the year 2016. This includes only the approved CWNEs as of early November this year. With more applications in the pipeline, this is likely to result in a more than 25% growth rate in 2016 over 2015. Reaching 200 approved CWNEs is a significant milestone for this certification and the buzz in the field indicates a continued increase in growth rate for next year.

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Selecting the Best Antenna

This blog covers information on the importance of selecting the best antenna and understanding coverage patterns.

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CWNP Wi-Fi Trek Conference

Time to Jazz Up Your Wi-Fi Knowledge Before Time Runs Out!

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Tools of the Wi-Fi Trade – Protocol Analyzers – Overview

In this blog, we will talk about protocol analyzers, what they do, why they are important for a network engineer, and which is the best protocol analyzer available in the market today. These are lot of questions to be answered in a single blog, but I will try.

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Wireless Networks – The 802.11 Series – Wi-Fi Alliance

Our next post is about the Wi-Fi Alliance and other regulatory agencies that play an important role in implementing and monitoring wireless networks.

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