The Aruba User Experience Insight Journey

Keith Parsons recently wrote a piece for Aruba’s blog looking at Aruba Networks User Experience Insight sensors. Keith first heard about these at Mobility Field Day all the way back in 2017, originally a part of Cape Networks. These have now become Aruba UXI F-Series sensor, which can be used not only to assure the experience for wireless users, but also wired devices. Aruba has added key features for enterprise usage, including proxies, custom certificates, and DNS support.

Mojo (Arista) Answers The Layer 2 Situation for WLAN Migration To Cloud

Lee Badman has been looking at how wireless companies are dealing with the Layer 2 Situation, where cloud-controlled APs become hard to manage as volume increases. Lee thought Mojo Networks, recently acquired by Arista, had a good hybrid solution for this in their Multiservice Platform. He definitely hopes Arista maintains this approach going forward.

Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless

Tom Hollingsworth writes about Arista Networks’ acquisition of Mojo Networks, a presenting sponsor at Mobility Field Day in 2017. Tom sees this acquisition as mutually beneficial as Mojo Networks gains the muscle they need to compete against Cisco and Aruba and Arista gains the wireless piece they needed to be super competitive in the campus connectivity market.

Becoming a Wi-Fi Superhero with Cape Networks

Tom Hollingsworth discusses Cape Networks, a presenting sponsor for Mobility Field Day in 2017, and their recent acquisition by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Cape Networks manufactures and provides web-based services for client connection monitoring and in user experience giving you the ability to look at your network not from just the top down infrastructure view, but from the bottom up client perspective as well. Tom sees this acquisition as a step in the right direction for Aruba, and looks forward to what they have to offer in the future.

Arista announces acquisition of Mojo Networks

Jonathan Davis announces Arista Networks’ acquisition of Mojo Networks, a company he saw present at Mobility Field Day in 2017. He sees this acquisition as a very interesting development and looks forward to seeing what Arista does with Mojo’s technology.

Arista Is Finding Their Mojo In Wireless

Tom Hollingsworth reports on the Arista Network’s acquisition of Mojo Networks. Mojo presented at Mobility Field Day 2 in July of 2017 about their products and innovating around security and software defined access points. This acquisition is looking to benefit both parties as well, as Mojo gains the muscle they need to compete against Cisco and Aruba and Arista gain the wireless piece they need to be competitive in the campus connectivity market.

Cape Networks Acquired by HPE

Rich Stroffolino breaks down the implications of HPE acquiring Cape Networks. Make sure to watch their recent Mobility Field Day presentation to get a handle on the tech HPE is acquiring. Adding some robust client-side sensors to their portfolio makes for an interesting addition to Aruba.

Catching up with Cape Networks since Mobility Field Day 2

After hearing from Cape Networks at Mobility Field Day this summer, Keith Parsons got an update from David Wilson on their latest developments. Cape Networks has recently launched updates to help with overall functionality, including the ability to lock the sensor to a specific band for specific channel testing, adding aliases to SSIDs to help make them easier to track, and adding authentication timing.

CTS 105: Measuring User Experience with Voyance

Rowell Dionicio and the Clear to Send podcast take an updated look at Nyansa’s Voyance network analytics platform. Since initially seeing this at Mobility Field Day in July, Rowell reviews how the platform visualizes network information and can help you get to root causes of issues faster.

Policy Control with WxLAN, PPSK, and Personal WLANs

Robert Boardman and the Wi-Fi of Everything crew talk to Mist Systems. In this video, they look at how the company integrated sophisticated policy controls into their wireless products.

Dynamic Packet Capture For Simpler Wi-Fi Troubleshooting

Robert Boardman and the Wi-Fi of Everything crew talk with Mist Systems and look at how their dynamic packet capture can ease troubleshooting. This allows an engineer to follow a given client across access points.

Voyance – Visibility into the User Experience

Keith Parsons wrote up some impression of Nyansa’s Voyance networking monitoring solution, after speaking with their Director of Product and Technical Marketing, GT Hill. GT presented for Nyansa at Networking Field Day last year. Keith reviews how Voyance helps track network changes, its recommendation engine, and visibility into user experience.

Cape Networks

Haydn Andrews had a chance to review the Cape Networks sensor and monitoring tools which they presented at this year’s Mobility Field Day. Other than lack of 802.11ac support, Haydn found it the simplicity of their overall approach impressive.

vBLE Implementations with Bob Friday of Mist Systems

Robert Boardman and the crew at WiFi of Everything recorded an interview with Mist Systems co-founder and CTO Bob Friday. They discuss vBLE, and get a live demo of their beacons in use in the Mist Systems offices.

NETSCOUT LinkRunner G2; Part 2, Hittin The Switches

In his continuing look at NETSCOUT’s LinkRunner G2, Mitch Dickey runs down some of the device’s native monitoring capabilities, specifically the AUTOTEST function. This provides a detailed overview that quickly gets essential network connection information to the network engineer.

NETSCOUT LinkRunner G2; Part 1, Nuts and Bolts

Mitch Dickey is no stranger to NETSCOUT, having seen them at Mobility Field Day earlier this year. In this post, he digs into their latest network analysis tool, the LinkRunner G2. A stablemate to the AirCheck G2, the Linkrunner features a full Android OS to provide a variety of hardware and software analysis tools for modern networks.

Running towards G2

Blake Krone got a good look at NETSCOUT’s AirCheck G2 at Mobility Field Day earlier this year. Now he’s taking a look at the company’s LinkRunner G2, a similar tool with a focus on wired network troubleshooting. One of the notable features, it includes a complete Android install on the device, meaning you can install apps to future extend its functionality.

NETSCOUT Rounds Out the G2 Line With Latest LinkRunner

Lee Badman shares his thoughts on the latest G2 lineup from NETSCOUT. This includes the AirCheck G2 which he saw at Mobility Field Day. Recently, he got to try out the LinkRunner G2 and Lee found he an invaluable tool for wiring environments and Ethernet switch networks.

Dedicated Wireless Troubleshooting Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank

Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Mojo Networks’ unique approach to wireless analytics in this piece. This is achieved by adding a third radio to each AP to assist with monitoring and analytics. Tom thinks this is an ideal solution to get an ear on traffic without interfering with peak speeds.

Best tools for a WiFi engineer 2017 edition w/ Blake Krone

In this video, Robert Board and Blake Krone take a look at some of the best tools for Wi-Fi engineers. This includes a look at the AirCheck G2, which was featured by NETSCOUT at Mobility Field Day earlier this year.