Understand the major concepts with common consumer and commercial WiFi access points and routers available on the market.
Build your knowledge of consumer and commercial WiFi gear with this guide from beginners to expert learners.
Wherever you go, nowadays, wireless is there. Some systems are professionally built, while some are do-it-yourself from Walmart. In either case, if you're the one setting it up, you need to be able to do it well.
Quality IT Engineers are constantly in demand, but so few who manage WiFi do it with a proper grasp of the dynamics. As a result, many fail with unclear excuses for the WiFi’s poor performance. When a manager has to find a long Cat5 cable to do a presentation for a national or international audience, the WiFi is a liability, and a threat to a network engineer’s job!
The ability to command Mission Critical Skills such as consumer brand routers, tactical purchase selection, lightweight access points, roaming guidelines will set you apart and make you the WiFi expert in your field.
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INTRODUCTION TO WIFI - 102
Welcome to 102 of the WiFi 100 series, I hope you enjoy this course, and invite you to try our remaining courses on your path to become your local WiFi Wizard.
If you've taken WiFi 101, you know my decades of experience in wireless, and my exploits with major governments and companies on the frontier line. Now I'm bringing that experience to you.
I train from beginner to expert level in the fundamentals of WiFi, and in this course I help WiFi professionals like yourself understand and apply important concepts and techniques to become WiFi masters. WiFi is an essential part of today's technology and your career in Computer Technology. The content in this course will help you get a hands on understanding of what WiFi is and how to use it to become a WiFi Master in your company.
This section has several written materials for before during and after the site survey to accompany the video content. Go through as many times as needed to make sure you get the important principles; don't forget to practice on your next survey, or in meeting with your team.
This course 102 of the 100 series goes from the range of consumer to commercial technology in the span of a few lessons, so be prepared to take notes, study and be on path to being the local WiFi Wizard with your clients. If you need some more background, do take 101 to get some better foundation so you can get the most from WiFi 102.
Rules of thumb are important for getting a grasp of wireless concepts that would be useful when selecting and working with systems and tools.
Here I discuss some important concepts like working with the right WiFi channels, how to be secure, and setting up SSID, power settings and other parameters for your wireless networks at home and at work.
I conclude the general rules of thumbs for considering consumer and commercial access points and routers.
Testing on WiFi setup knowledge.
In this section, I talk about what's important about common consumer wireless brands.
I talk about my own selection of wireless brands and their qualities and benefits for home use. I cover about LinkSys, DLink, and Netgear brands, and I go into how to get more out of them with software like DD-WRT.
This section, about common consumer brands, helped us see what makes the difference, and which choices would give you the best outcome.
Better knowledge of consumer wireless brands.
Getting a good home router can be a big issue, especially seeing the ones provided by providers are usually sub par. I go into considerations on getting the best WiFi and wireless routers for your home.
Here I go into what is the best to get a wireless home router that gives you the most for your money. I look at channels and topologies that give the best transfer rates and roaming access.
I go further into 802.11n and 802.11ac, going into topics like multi-spatial streaming and best wireless encryption methods.
Concluding our section about purchasing the best home router.
Being wise on your next home router purchase.
The best practices for a WiFi Wizard start at home, and here I go into what's important for the WiFi wizard in getting the best wireless from home.
Using quality practices can multiply the capability of your router. There are systems that can make your wireless be as professional as you want.
Concluding our section about setting up the best Home WiFi and Wireless systems.
Best tips and techniques on home WiFi
In this section, I go into important concepts for Wireless roaming to get the best from your WiFi systems.
Quality Roaming takes some important considerations. In this lecture I discuss the ways to get the best roaming wireless setups for all devices in your network.
Concluding our section about roaming guidelines for WiFi and Wireless systems.
Foundation knowledge for roaming.
Here I go into important considerations of setting up enterprise grade Wifi and wireless systems.
In this lecture, I go into important things to keep in mind about enterprise grade WiFi access points for sites that cover many acres and buildings. There are many headaches in setting up, and I go into how to get the best configurations and brands.
Concluding our section about Entreprise WiFi, and the wireless considerations in putting that together.
Basics of Enterprise WiFi setup
Introducing the topic of Lightweight Access Points, and why they are important in the wireless and WiFi considerations.
In this section, about wireless lightweight access points, I talk about brands Aerohive, Aruba, Cisco, and definitions Thin versus Thick, also Autonomous LWAPs and POE Switches, I go into the advantages of each system.
Concluding our discussion on lightweight access points.
This section talks about real world situations where I workded with commercial and consumer access point and router situations.
Here I go into some strange real world experiences:
Freight yard scenario, placing antenna to provide wireless connectivity for handheld scanners.
Company owners needing home wireless surveillance .
Looking at more real world wireless and wifi scenarios.
Concluding descriptions of real world situations with commercial and consumer access point and router situations.
Wrapping up section on Consumer and Commercial APs and Routers
Concluding our course on Consumer and Commercial APs and routers, wrapping up what we learned.
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My name is Scott Yates, aka the WiFi Wizard, and I'm passionate about the wireless world. My decades spent mastering WiFi technology and equipment and my years training others to also master it has only fueled my passion through the years, and why I'm here on Udemy.
I offer quality WiFi training, consultation and top notch resources from both my Udemy content and my website, but here's a little about my history...
In my Computer Networking Career, I have been fortunate to be involved in some of the most fascinating projects imaginable. In the mid-90’s, I assisted, as SE-Team Leader, with the Network Upgrade and Infrastructure Buildout at Pinellas Co, Fl. As part of this, we implemented Switch and Router replacements, and upgraded the mobile classrooms to WiFi Point-to-MultiPoint links from the classrooms to the central administrative building at each school. This gave me some invaluable “lessons-learned” as we implemented 1000 Wireless systems in the Classroom infrastructure upgrade.
I spent 4 ½ years as Regional Service Manager for Cabletron Systems / Enterasys Networks, and consulted with both Customers and Sales on the designs of Enterprise-grade Networks.
Other high profile networks included the design of the wireless network in the Vertical Assembly Bldg. at Cape Canaveral, and the Networking Centers at Wake Forest University and in the Network Core at University of Memphis.
Recently, I was contracted to redesign a wide-area network for 9 banks in a small banking group, clearing the Cisco 2611 and 2811 Router Configs, moving the WAN Links from an older carrier to an AT&T Switched Ethernet topology. I also was tasked with the provisioning of some small to medium VMware VSphere Servers.
I have made an effort to capsulize my life-experience in networking. I have been honored to work in some of the most exciting environments imaginable, and have always made decisions and recommendations based on that which is in the best interest of the customer, and the customer’s mission.
Wireless is the last great mystery in networking. While many do it, few do it well. My goal is to take the mystery out of it, replacing suspicion and uncertainty with time-tested techniques and industry standard best practices.