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The Bad Science of WLAN Design

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been working on a whitepaper which has been ‘blocking’ my blog writing for some time. Now though I have finally finished it and have published it below, following a brief introduction…

Time for a Whitepaper

For a long a time the general approach to WLAN design has irked me as you might guess from previous posts. Cutting a long story short, this lead to a conversation where I agreed to write down and e-mail my thoughts on automatic radio management to the representative from Aruba Networks, and from there, it was suggested that I actually write a white paper on the subject.

It kinda morphed into a more general critique of the state of the Wireless Industry. Features like Aruba’s ARM are not the really problem; they’re more a symptom of a bigger issue. It’s this bigger issue which is the focus of this paper.

And so, about a year later, here it is:

The Bad Science of WLAN design Nov 2014

I would be very interested in any thoughts or feedback as to similar experiences, anything you’d challenge as just plain wrong and how we might help the industry move forward from here.