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Jason Hintersteiner
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There are two types of chess players: Those that surrender when they lose their Queen and those that keep playing. As for me, I never lose my Queen.
There are two types of chess players: Those that surrender when they lose their Queen and those that keep playing. As for me, I never lose my Queen.

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Adding Customer Value with Pre-Sales System Engineers and Post-Sales Support
This blog is written based on my experiences in working for a Wi-Fi access point vendor.  However, the material presented here are general lessons that readily apply to any type of business with technology-based products that are sufficiently complex that c...
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Antennas: Why they Matter and When Do You Want to Use APs with Internal vs. External Antennas
Here is a practical guide on when you want to use APs with internal antennas vs. APs with external antennas.   For the purpose of this blog, I'll be using two indoor APs, the EnGenius EAP1300 (internal antenna, ceiling mount) and the EnGenius EAP1300EXT (ex...
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WPA2 Security Vulnerability: KRACK (A Simple Explanation)
What Has Happened x Security researchers have discovered a weakness in the Wi-Fi
Protected Access 2 (WPA2) protocol that is used in all modern Wi-Fi
networks.   A malicious attacker in range
of a potential unpatched victim can exploit this weakness to read ...
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Oversubscription Ratios and the Types of Bandwidth Throttling
When we build networks, we need to allocate the available bandwidth amongst the client device population in, hopefully, a reasonably fair and equitable manner such that all users are happy (or at least not complaining).    We use bandwidth throttling  for t...
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The Emergence of Tri-Band APs
In a former blog post , I discussed the limitations of MU-MIMO and hinted at the pending emergence of a competing technology for high-density deployments, called "tri-band".   In this post, I'll be again comparing the technologies and encouraging the use of...
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Appropriate RSSI for WDS Bridge Links
A customer recently approached me with a question on how much the minimum RSSI should be for a WDS bridge link between two locations in order to maximize data throughput.   (If you don't know what WDS bridging is, see my blog entry on  Wireless Backhaul Bes...
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Wireless Backhaul Best Practices
This blog post provides guidelines
on best practices for configuring and deploying wireless backhaul on Wi-Fi
networks, and goes through the differences between and appropriate scenarios
for client bridges, repeaters, WDS Bridge links, and mesh networks. Th...
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When Do You Trust a Wi-Fi Predictive Model? The Battle of Accuracy vs. Precision
Most non-engineers tend to use the terms accuracy and precision interchangeably, but they are actually very distinct concepts.     Precision is based on the computational power of the software
and the underlying mathematics.  Most mathematical models (such ...
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MU-MIMO is Dead! MIMO and MU-MIMO Explained
The 802.11ac story is quite muddy, somewhat deliberately so by those of us in the business of selling people new hardware, so this blog will try to deconstruct it for general understanding.  MIMO (Multi-In Multi-Out) and MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) are actual...
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Why “Shiny and New” is Bad for SMB Wi-Fi
In our society of the 30-second sound bite, we market our Wi-Fi, as we market most technological innovations, on being shiny and new.   For years, everything in Wi-Fi has been about size and speed – the fastest access point, the most antennas, the largest n...
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