Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Past Recordings

Below is a list of recorded CWNP Webinars. These webinars can also be found by going to YouTube and visiting the channel, CWNPTV.


  • TOM CARPENTER

802.11 Alternate PHYs Deep Dive (DMG, S1G, TVHT)

In this webinar, Tom explores the lesser known 802.11 Physical Layers (PHYs), including DMG, S1G and TVHT. Learn about their features and capabilities and use case scenarios where they can prove valuable. Additionally, you will learn about the future of these PHYs in the standards development process.

  • TOM CARPENTER

802.11 Channels and Frequency Bands - A Primer

In this webinar, Tom covers the various frequency bands used by the 802.11 Physical Layers according to the ratified standard today. You will learn about the channels available and best practices for channel selection. Don't miss this opportunity to go beyond 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz in your knowledge of Wi-Fi.

  • MANON LESSARD AND TOM CARPENTER

WLAN Metrics and Measurements

In this webinar, Tom will host Manon Lessard to explain the various metrics used in WLANs and what they really mean for your clients and APs. You will learn about milliwatts, dBm, RSSI and RCPI among other topics. After attending, you will know the language of WLAN signal metrics like never before.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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KRACK: The Details and The Reality

In this webinar, Tom explains the details of the 4-way handshake and the ways in which KRACK exploits it. He also covers lessons learned and protection methods.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Wi-Fi Trek Orlando - Technical Recap

In this webinar, Tom talked about some of the technical topics that were presented at Wi-Fi Trek in Orlando. Think of it as the 30 minute guide to hot topics in WLAN administration, design and security.

The slides from the webinar are available here: Wi-Fi Trek 2017 Technical Recap Slides

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Accessing the Network - How Wireless LANs Work

In this webinar, we will address the access methods used on WLANs. Topics will include DCF, EDCA and the initial access methods used to located and connect to a WLAN. We will go deep into the operational procedures used so that you can better understand WLAN operations and therefore troubleshoot and optimize your wireless networks.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Wireless LAN Clients: The Real Story

In this webinar, you will learn about WLAN clients and the impact they have on your network. Client types, features and roaming issues are all addressed. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the real issues that impact your wireless network's performance.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Antenna Selection for Wi-Fi Deployments

In this webinar, Tom Carpenter will talk about antennas and the important role they play in Wi-Fi deployments. While many modern indoor WLANs simply use internal antennas for simplified AP deployments, this is not always the best choice. You will learn when to use internal antennas and when the selection of APs supporting external antennas makes more sense. Don't miss this opportunity to lear the ins and outs of antennas, including reading antenna charts, planning for internal vs. external antennas and understanding the use cases for various antenna types.

Download the slide PDF here: Antenna Selection for Wi-Fi Deployments Slides

  • TOM CARPENTER AND 7SIGNAL
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Mysteries of Wi-Fi Roaming Revealed - 7Signal Guest Webinar

The realities of client roaming on wireless LANs (WLANs) can create major headaches for the enterprise. In this webinar, we explain how roaming works and how you can discover roaming problems on a wireless network. We begin with an explanation of roaming basics and then move on to explore client decision factors as roaming is nearly always a decision of the client. Next we explore the great variation in client behaviors and how this impacts your design and troubleshooting decisions.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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CWS and CWT: Two New Certifications

In this webinar, Tom Carpenter will explore and explain the two new and exciting certifications offered by CWNP. Certified Wireless Specialist (CWS) and Certified Wireless Technician (CWT), which provide entry-level knowledge for professionals working in the Wi-Fi space. Learn about the knowledge domains and objectives related to these two new and important certifications.

  • VLADAN JEVREMOVIC, TOM CARPENTER
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The Capacity Challenge - iBwave Guest Webinar

iBwave research director, Vladan Jevremovic, will discuss the challenges of capacity planning and the importance of taking into consideration not only user profiles, but the building's hotspots (capacity zones) as well. He will discuss the influence of data throughput granularity on capacity, and also touch upon capacity planning for small cells and how LTE-U may impact Wi-Fi capacity in the future. Vladan will also show the newest capacity planning capabilities in the iBwave Wi-Fi software More...and the accuracy advantages it can provide in this CWNP guest webinar.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Hotspot 2.0 - Overview and Applications - March 23, 2017

In this webinar, we will explore the hotspot 2.0 specification and gain an understanding for the various components and protocols. As a technology covered in upcoming CWNP certification exams, it is important to know how Hotspot 2.0 works and the applications of the specification.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Little-Known WLAN Analysis Tools

In this webinar, Tom Carpenter will explore and demonstrate multiple WLAN analysis tool that are not as commonly known in the industry. These tools include protocol analyzers, WLAN performance reporting tools and more.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Dispelling the 802.11ac Myths of Speed

Join Tom Carpenter, CTO of CWNP for his monthly webinar series. In this webinar, Tom will address two common myths about 802.11ac. The first is that every 802.11ac AP will require an Ethernet uplink greater than 1 Gbps. The second is that MU-MIMO will have a significant impact on WLAN throughput in most WLANs. Learn why these are myths in this webinar.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Becoming a CWNE: The Path to Expertise

In this webinar, Tom Carpenter will explain the requirements of the CWNE certification and give tips and advance on application preparation and getting sponsors for your certification.

  • GEORGE STEFANICK
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Lessons Learned Deploying an All Wireless Office

As Wi-Fi speeds increase, some organizations are giving serious consideration to the all wireless office (AWO). The all wireless office, essentially cutting the cord for good, could be the next evolution of true Wi-Fi mobility in the enterprise. While enterprises are heavily invested in Wi-Fi infrastructure, many of its users are still tethered to a cable for data and voice services.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Fast Track to Wi-Fi Security

Understand the basics of WLAN security. Gain the knowledge required to select the best protocols, authentication servers and monitoring solutions. With live demonstrations of authentication server configuration, you will gain insight into the processes used to build a secure WLAN.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Solving the WLAN Hardware Puzzle

In this webinar, the various hardware components used to build a WLAN will be explored. You will learn about access points, controllers, supporting services and wireless clients. With the information provided, you can make better buying decisions regardless of the vendor you choose.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Understanding Wireless LAN Capacity Issues

Having addressed coverage in the preceding webinar, Tom Carpenter will now address the issues surrounding capacity. You will learn how to design a network that meets the capacity demands of the users and, equally important, how to determine the capacity needs in the first place.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Understanding Wireless LAN Coverage Issues

In this webinar, Tom Carpenter will explain the factors impacting coverage in WLANs. You will learn why coverage is still important in the age of capacity and discover often overlooked devices that must be serviced well.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Wireless Analysis with Native Windows Tools

In this webinar, Tom Carpenter will discuss the tools integrated into the Windows platform and available free from Microsoft that can be used for wireless analysis. Learn about hidden tools and features that will make your Wi-Fi troubleshooting easier.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Configuring Your Access Points for Optimum Performance

Tom Carpenter will teach you the most important configuration options that can make or break the performance of your WLAN. Discover how to build the right cell size for your BSS and how to carry this out to large-scale ESS deployments in this important foundation skills webinar.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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What's New in the CWAP Exam

This webinar will provide you with an overview of the new topics and approach to the CWAP certification. It is a WLAN troubleshooting master class and certification. The skills provided will help any network administrator or WLAN engineer to analyze, diagnose and repair Wi-Fi problems.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Five Fundamentals of RF You Must Know for Wireless LAN Success

In this webinar, Tom Carpenter will explain five key fundamentals of RF behavior that will have a tremendous impact on the success of your WLAN. Learn about RF propagation and measurements in this important foundation skills webinar.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Network Troubleshooting Basics

Many skills are common to both wired and wireless networking. In this webinar, Tom Carpenter will teach you the basics of network troubleshooting from methodology to tools.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Troubleshooting Common Wi-Fi Problems (Part 2)

Many problems are common to Wi-Fi networks and understanding how to identify and resolve them is a key skill of a CWAP and a WLAN administrator. In this webinar, Tom Carpenter will discuss five of the most common problems and how to target them for repair.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Troubleshooting Common Wi-Fi Problems (Part 1)

WLANs experience common problems. In fact, if you know the five common problems, their symptoms and how to resolve them, you are well on your way to fixing the vast majority of Wi-Fi issues. Learn about these five common problems in this webinar.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Wireless Protocol Analysis Tips

Find out how to capture 802.11 frames and what to look for as a WLAN troubleshooter. Understand the feature differences in various vendor solutions. Resolve hardware compatibility issues to get protocol analysis working right from the start.

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Wireless Spectrum Analysis Tips

  • TOM CARPENTER
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802.11ac Frames - What's New

  • TOM CARPENTER
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Using ZeroShell in the Lab

  • TOM CARPENTER
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How to Design Guest WLAN