Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wireless LAN Professionals - Podcast series

I don't know if everyone is aware that Keith Parsons has a great weekly wireless podcast - each segment is chock full of great wireless related information.

The second in the series was with Marcus Burton regarding his recent Wireless Arbitration white paper.  It was an awesome technical deep dive into how stations access the shared wireless medium. 002 WLW – 802.11 Client Arbitration / Mgmt, Ctrl, Data Planes 

There will be a segment soon from Devin Akin - where he does a deep dive into the technical aspects of wireless QoS.  I can't wait!  Keith and I recorded a segment this weekend about my experiences sitting the CCIE Wireless lab - it will come out in a few weeks. I think he said it will be episode 9.

Visit Keith's site and subscribe to the weekly podcast!


  1. Thumbs up!
    Adding to my list. Thanks Jennifer.

  2. Thanks for your kind words. Glad to be of service. I hope folks enjoy the podcasts. Thanks for sharing our link on your blog.

    Plus a big thanks for helping record a segment on your CCIE Wireless Lab experience.


  3. you mentioned in the podcast that using CLI was the fastest way to do things. did you find this true when it came to VLAN support on IOS? My sec. attempt is May4th. As a suggestion I found a combo of both to be helpful. for IOS Use the GUi to bulild a "base" config then save the config out and use/edit pecies then paste back in as needed with different AP needs etc..i also found it a benefit to connect up WCS as soon as i can then us it to roll out all my configs to the WLCs anyway thanks for the info and good luck.

  4. I still think that the CLI is the fastest way for me to do things. I don't know what I goofed up on the first time around, but I couldn't web into the IOS AP to do any of the configuration. I *had* to do it all from the CLI.

    Not everything you need to configure on all the WLCs can be done via templates from WCS, so that won't always help you.

    I type about 60wpm, so the CLI is infinitely faster for me & the commands can be shortened down to meaningful phrases such as:

    int do1
    dot11 q c ba l
    cw-min 6
    f 10

    sw mo acc
    sw ac vl 200

    sw tr en dot1q
    sw mo tr
    sw tr na vl 200
    sw tr al vl 200,201
    spa portf

    It just comes down to digesting a config in a modular fashion & remembering each bit and what it does. Kinda like shorthand.

  5. good points. i'm not as fast of a typer, and yea your right about the interface configs on WLCs still faster to copy/edit/paste cli on those. you notice the next available date? Dec.. insane..