Passpoint: The Data Flows

Nick Shoemaker continues his look at Passpoint in this blog post, looking at how data flows and how admins can actually access the carrier network through the Aruba Network wireless LAN. While he wasn’t at the event, Nick found Aruba’s presentation from Mobility Field Day on Passpoint to be invaluable to the piece. What makes Passpoint particularly appealing is that it does not vary that much from standard enterprise wireless other than passing the data along to the carriers for authentication, accounting and services. Be sure to check out the last installment when it comes out, looking at setting up Passpoint on an Aruba wireless network.


Aruba Bridges 5G and Wi-Fi 6 With New Air Pass Feature

Aruba recently announced a new offering called Air Pass, which Drew Conry-Murray looks at in this post. Air Pass bridges 5G cellular networks with in-building WLANs to enable seamless hand-off between 5G and Wi-Fi 6 networks. This effectively allows carriers and enterprises to build seamless handoffs from cellular to WLAN for voice and data on devices. A key technical compontent of this handoff is Passpoint, a Wi-Fi Alliance developed standard to provide automatic authentication between the carrier and WLAN. Be sure to check out Aruba’s presentation from Mobility Field Day last year, where they dug into the specifics of Passpoint and how it operates in their devices and software.


Mist a Refreshing Experience When You Need a Support Case

Haydn Andrews got his hands on a Mist AP43 during Mobility Field Day last summer, and just found time to run it through its wireless paces. In his initial testing, Haydn found the setup process to be incredibly easy. When he did run into some issues and questions while trying to do some advanced configuration, he was even more impressed by the support system at Mist Systems. Instead of having to send all sorts of log and license information over to the support team, they got him answers to his questions within a few minutes. It was a refreshing change of pace for what is considered standard in much of the industry.


It’s Time for YOU to Get Wise About CBRS

Lee Badman breaks down the latest in mobility, doing a deep dive on the importance of Citizens Broadband Radio Service. Lee first heard about the potential of unlicensed spectrum back in 2015 at Wireless Field Day, in a session led by Dave Wright, now the President of the CBRS Alliance. The FCC recently announced that 150MHz in the 3.5 GHz spectrum was open for applications to use. This opens the door to a whole new avenue for mobility, including the possibility of private LTE networks. While Wi-Fi 6 and 5G get a lot of marketing hype, CBRS might be just as important.


Captivating Wireless Connectivity With Cisco OpenRoaming

Authenticating to wireless networks should be fast and easy. But this often runs afoul of the traditional trade off between security and ease-of-use. In order to make that work, you need to build out the infrastructure to make it happen. Tom Hollingsworth takes a quick look at how Cisco is using their OpenRoaming technology to do just that, which the company presented at Mobility Field Day.


Testing the Whole System With NetAlly EtherScope nXG

Does your troubleshooting toolkit have a lot of unitasking devices? What if you could replace them with something that does all the work you could want? And what if that device was green? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at NetAlly’s EtherScope nXG to see how it can help fix your wired and wireless network in one shiny new package. The company went into some detail on the device at Mobility Field Day, after you check out Tom’s post, be sure to watch their entire presentation video.


Over the Ramparts, Metageek Watched

Your snapshots are just points in time. They need to tell a story to make sure you’re using them effectively. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Metageek’s new Rampart cloud service and how it can help those pictures of your wireless network proudly gleam as you work with your team to troubleshoot issues. Check out their recent presentation videos from Mobility Field Day for more!


Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet

Is your enterprise experiencing an explosion of IoT devices? Are you trying to figure out the best way to secure them? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at a new IoT-focused solution from Fortinet that can help you out. Be sure to check out the full video from Mobility Field Day for all the details.


CTS 193: Fortinet @ MOBILITY FIELD DAY 4

This episode of the Clear to Send podcast looks at what Fortinet presented at Mobility Field Day. While perhaps being best known in security, the company has built a comprehensive wireless solution. This got started when customers started asking them to secure their wi-fi networks, and has been built out from there.


CTS 192: Aruba @ Mobility Field Day 4

This episode of the Clear to Send podcast focuses on what Aruba Networks showed off at Mobility Field Day. Be sure to listen to get the latest on IoT, Wi-Fi in the 6GHz band, Wi-Fi 6, new Wi-Fi security and Passpoint.


188 | the New netAlly Product Portfolio With Dan Klimke

In this episode of the Wireless LAN Professionals podcast, Keith Parsons talks with NetAlly’s Dan Klimke. They discuss the company’s launch and product portfolio, which was on display at their Mobility Field Day presentation earlier this year.


187 | Client Traffic Analysis With Ryan Woodings

In this episode of the Wireless LAN Pros podcast, Keith Parsons interviews the Chief Geek at Metageek, Ryan Woodings, about client traffic analysis. Keith recently got to hear from Metageek at Mobility Field Day over the summer.


One of the Coolest Features of the netAlly EtherScope nXG Is Being Able to Charge It via PoE

Tim Dennehy heard from NetAlly at Mobility Field Day. In this post, he looks at their latest tool, the EtherScope nXG. He runs down all of the feature of this network troubleshooting tool, including that it can be powered over PoE.


All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper

How will AI impact the future of administration of networks? Following his presentation at Mobility Field Day, Tom Hollingsworth sits down with Bob Friday of Mist, A Juniper Company, to discuss how software is going to change the tasks we do in our daily work.


WLAN Toolmakers Are Going All in on the Cloud

In this post, Lee Badman looks at how the WLAN industry is embracing the cloud. He saw no better example of that than what he saw from MetaGeek and NetAlly at Mobility Field Day. Both companies are proving that adding in cloud capabilities can add real value to customers. To get the full analysis, be sure to check out Lee’s piece.


NetAlly EtherScope nXG Pics

Lee Badman previously introduced NetAlly’s EtherScope nXG. He’s been testing out this exciting new wireless analysis tool, and in this post, shares some screen shots of its functionality and layout. If you’re curious to see it in action, give this post a look.


NetAlly Unleashes the Right Tester, at the Right Time: EtherScope nXG

At Mobility Field Day, Lee Badman got a sneak peak at the Etherscope nXG. In this piece, he digs into why this tool is arriving at just the right time. Lee was a little skeptical of the claim that it was a “Portable Network Expert”, but the Etherscope nXG lives up to the hype.


Hands On: Aruba Instant On

Scott Lester got to hear about Aruba’s Instant On portfolio at Mobility Field Day. These are a set of wireless products specifically targeted at the needs of SMBs. Scott was definitely impressed by it, offering low cost APs, no mandatory subscriptions, and a well built smartphone integration.


No FOMO Here: Watch Highlights From #MFD4

If you missed any of the presentations from Aruba Networks or the other presenting companies at Mobility Field Day, all the videos from the event are available to watch on demand! In this post, Aruba shared all of their videos from the event in one place. But be sure to subscribe to the Tech Field Day YouTube channel to get them all in your feed!


Celona – LTE for Enterprise at MFD4

Jonathan Davis heard from Celona at Mobility Field Day. They showed their solutions around CBRS, an exciting and more stringently standardized protocol than many other mobility solutions. While Jonathan doesn’t think this can kill Wi-Fi, he does see it as an ideal fit for a wide variety of enterprise deployments.