WC 2014 – WiFi Curriculum Enhancements Including 802 11ac 01 06 2014


Tim Ryan, Technical Operations Manager, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Raj Krishna, Cisco-Meraki
Clinton Jang, Cisco-Meraki

This presentation will describe some of the newest cloud-based equipment available from Cisco-Meraki including 802.11ac systems and other equipment that was recently Beta-tested at City College of San Francisco. This will be a hands-on session and will allow attendees to utilize the Meraki Dashboard to observe real-time information on RF channel utilization, spectrum analysis and system utilization statistics. Information will be provided on antenna architecture including the principles of dual-band radios and 3-stream MIMO radios that are optimized for rate-vs-range performance. This information will be presented along with additional recent technology advancements that can be incorporated into any WiFi curriculum in order to describe the principles behind this technology and how recent advancements can benefit designers, operators and users of WiFi systems.

The technology associated with WiFi systems continues to improve and evolve in order to meet increasing demands. This presentation will describe some of the newest cloud-based equipment available from Cisco-Meraki including 802.11ac systems and other equipment that was recently Beta-tested at City College of San Francisco. This will be a hands-on session and will allow attendees to utilize the Meraki Dashboard to observe real-time information on RF channel utilization, spectrum analysis and system utilization statistics. Information will be provided on antenna architecture including the principles of dual-band radios and 3-stream MIMO radios that are optimized for rate-vs-range performance. This information will be presented along with additional recent technology advancements that can be incorporated into any WiFi curriculum in order to describe the principles behind this technology and how recent advancements can benefit designers, operators and users of WiFi systems.

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