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The Reality of 5G and CWSA

Tom Carpenter gives a brief on how the new Certified Wireless Solutions Administrator (CWSA) track goes beyond Wi-Fi.

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How the Huawei Executive Order Affects 5G

On May 15, 2019, President Trump issued an executive order declaring a national emergency related to information technology in the United States. The order seems to be specifically designed to block the transfer of technology and equipment to China and the Chinese technology company Huawei. Although the Trump administration has not described the order as specifically directed towards China or Huawei, there has been much buzz in conservative media about the threat China poses, particularly with respect to the construction of the soon-to-be-implemented 5G network.

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Beyond Wi-Fi: Meet the CWSA

A new certification track that opens up the world of wireless!

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Wi-Fi Trek Keynote: Protocol Analysis

Our conference attendees love learning about how networking works, and protocol analysis is one of the best ways to get down to where the rubber meets the road and understand networking. One of the leading protocol analysis experts in the world has come on board as our Wednesday keynote speaker for Wi-Fi Trek 2019.

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Wi-Fi Trek Keynote: IT Goes Retro!

When we began the process of selecting keynote speakers for this year's Wi-Fi Trek 2019 conference, I considered various people I might invite. The person I wanted for the Thursday keynote has given to and continues to give to the technology community. His name is Stewart Cheifet, and if you don't know who he is, read on to find out about one of the most interesting presenters in the history of Wi-Fi Trek.

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5G vs. Wi-Fi: Battle Royale

Every ten years, a new generation of cellular technology arrives. With the 2020s upon us, we're starting to see the deployment of the much-anticipated 5th generation cellular - better known as 5G. It will arrive in advancing waves, with each new update adding features as the decade rolls along. Here's what you need to know about 5G (and what it could mean for the future of Wi-Fi):

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How to Make Better Decisions About IoT Transports

2025 will be a big year for IoT technology, according to Christopher Mohammed, Principal Systems Engineer at Ruckus Networks. "75 billion IoT devices will be connected and $3 trillion will be spent on IoT," he reported at Wi-Fi Trek 2018. 

With the significant rise in IoT use, choosing the right IoT transport can be challenging. "There are so many different transports with specific use cases and designs. Some are good for short range, long range, in-house, urban deployments, offices, carrying large or small amounts of data, etc.," Mohammed says.

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The Wired Wireless-ness of 802.11 Technology

Ah, 802.11. The WLAN technology that we love and use every day. But do you ever stop to think about exactly how you're using this technology and the impact that it has on a WLAN deployment of any size?

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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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