Unplugged – Show 1 – Lugging That Damn AP

This is the first podcast from the Packet Pushers devoted to Wireless Networking. After Jennifer Huber joined the Packet Pushers on Show 14 – Bum Bugling on Cisco Clean Air we agreed that a wireless podcast about every month or so would be worth doing. Herewith, is the first episode of Packet Pushers Unplugged on wireless networking.

The Content

We talked briefly about MIMO antennas for 802.11n when used outdoors.

And then how to start learning about Wireless Networking. The most important thing to learn is a working knowledge of Radio Frequency and signal propagation.

The best place to start to learn is http://cwnp.com. It’s vendor neutral and highly recommended. Other recommended blogs and podcasts can be found at:


One of the best blogs is Jerome Henry http://wirelessccie.blogspot.com/ who is a Cisco Wireless CCIE.

And we touched on some common mistakes that people can make when they are starting out in wireless networking.

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/

Greg @etherealmind and <a target="_blank" href="EtherealMind.com” >http://etherealmind.com


Send your queries and comments about the show to [email protected].  We want to hear from you!

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://wlanpros.com Keith Parsons

    Thanks for the shout out about the http://wirelesslanprofessionals.com web site. We try to have lots of resources for those who work day in/day out with Wireless Networks.

    Also good to hear wireless will be an ongoing topic on Packet Pushers – my favorite topic. I look forward to many more podcast episodes to come.


    • http://etherealmind.com Greg Ferro

      No problem. Maybe we should get you on the show in the future?

  • http://www.cwnp.com Marcus Burton

    Likewise, thanks for the recommendation of CWNP's work! It may be my Internet connection, but I can't get the podcast to play for more than a few seconds. Also, the download link isn't working for me. Am I on an island? Thanks!

    • http://etherealmind.com Greg Ferro

      Hi Marcus

      I just downloaded it myself and checked the flash player without any problems. Note that we use a CDN to deliver the podcast, so maybe it's worth waiting a bit and then trying again. Let me know if you still have problems and I will email you the file.


      • http://www.cwnp.com Marcus Burton

        Thanks Greg! I'm not sure what the issue was, but I got it now. I love the approach of the podcast, an informal discussion. Good stuff.