Wi-Fi Resources

This page contains some of my favorite resources for all things Wi-Fi. I'll add more items over time.

Online Tools

Physical Tools

  • WLAN Pi - A tiny throughput testing endpoint, built on the NanoPi. Available in kit form from WirelessLAN Professionals for $75.
  • Ekahau Sidekick - Obviously, I'm biased here because I work for these guys, but this is the best passive survey tool and spectrum analyzer on the market.
  • Netscout AirCheck G2 - Excellent handheld Wi-Fi meter that is great for taking quick signal strength measurements.
  • Fluke AirCheck G1 - Older version of the same. Lacks 802.11ac support, and doesn't have a touchscreen, but it's still great.
  • Netscout LinkSprinter 300 - A super quick way to validate ethernet cables and network connectivity.
  • WiFiStand - A simple and clean AP mounting solution for AP on a Stick surveys.

Podcasts

  • Clear to Send Podcast - My absolute favorite Wi-Fi podcast. Rowell and Francois talk about what's new in the world of Wi-Fi, and they offer educational episodes that break complex topics down into understandable pieces.

Blogs

Books

  • CWNA Study Guide - My go-to reference for anything Wi-Fi. Both an awesome study guide and certification, the CWNA should be first on your list.
  • CWSP Study Guide - This one has some pretty thick, technical areas, but if you want to learn exactly how Wi-Fi security works, this excellent study guide is the place to go.
  • 802.11n Survival Guide - 802.11n added a lot of complexity to 802.11. This book helps unravel those additions in a clear and understandable way.
  • 802.11ac Survival Guide - Just like the 802.11n guide before it, this book will help you understand what is new in 802.11ac.

802.11 Amendments Worksheet

During Wi-Fi training,  I go through these with students on a whiteboard (cell by cell) to illustrate how the each amendment connects back to the original standard.

802.11 Amendments Worksheet
802.11 Amendments Worksheet (Filled)


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