Unplugged – Show 2 – Virtual Access Points

This is the second podcast from the Packet Pushers devoted to Wireless Networking. After Jennifer Huber joined the Packet Pushers, we agreed that an occasional wireless podcast about would be worth doing. Herewith, is the second episode of Packet Pushers Unplugged on wireless networking.

The Content

  • Item 1 – Importance of a site survey and the types of site surveys (Active, Passive, Predictive)
  • Item 2 – Wireless Tech Field Day coming up next year – Have you put in your .02 about who you’d like to see there? Please go to the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GKM2W6Q and tell us what you think.
  • Item 3 – Emerging Wi-Fi Uses in Retail Enterprises (business analytics, real-time location services, multi channel guest interaction, guest connections, employee use of personal devices such as the iPad) and Andrews blog post on the topic here
  • Item 4 – A quick discussion on Virtual AP Threat and how to handle them – also more detail on a blog here.

The Guests


Craig Schnarrs is at http://thewifiguy.net and @the_wifi_guy

Jeff Russell doesn’t have a Twitter account or a blog. Yet.

The Hosts

Jennifer Huber is @jenniferlucille and her blog http://jenniferhuber.blogspot.com/


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Greg Ferro
Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count. He is a host on the Packet Pushers Podcast, blogger at EtherealMind.com and on Twitter @etherealmind and Google Plus.
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    • http://www.firstdigest.com Calin

      Nice comment Greg :)

  • http://www.firstdigest.com Calin

    Nice approach on this topic, but you'll be amazed to see how many companies start to develop their wireless network without a site survey and then complain there is poor wireless coverage. Even worst, is then when a company pay for a wireless survey, and then completely ignore the recommendation due to costs or convenience (oh, it's too hard to mount that AP there…let's put it here 5 meters away from the original location) :)

    In other words, great job with this podcast! Keep on the good work!

  • JasonS

    I thought the whole retail discussion was too generic and it sounded like total fluff. A PPP needs more tech details and less marketeture.

    • JasonS

      Oops, "markitecture". 😉

  • Mark H

    Whilst appreciating the work that goes into these I must admit I'd prefer more 'meat' as per JasonS.

    Greg I'm sure you must know enterprise but your comments about Admin rights too company asset PCs/Laptops was very far from reality and manageability.
    I share Jennifer's surprise that Admin rights would be given to any but a small number of exempt users.

    Regards, MH