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CTS 029: Control Frames

Control frames assist with delivery of data and management frames. They only have layer 2 header and trailer.  The function of a frame is identified in the Frame Control field which will have the Type and Subtype fields. RTS CTS ACK Block ack request (BlockAckReq) Block ack (BlockAck) PS-Poll CF-End CF-End + CF-Ack Control wrapper…

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CTS 028: Management Frames

There are three types of wireless frames used for wireless communications. In this episode, I begin talking about one of them and its frame subtypes. The three types of frames are Management, Control, and Data. In this episode I go into the Management frames. Management frames are used to either for notification or for request and…

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CTS 027: Josh Gerst on Outdoor Wireless and DAS

Josh Gerst, Vice President of Engineering at RF Connect, joins me on the podcast today to talk about outdoor wireless and DAS. He has over 15 years in RF engineering. His previous experience comes from a small smart antenna startup called Metaware, Sprint, Powerwave, to Ericsson, a large wireless equipment OEM. He goes into how…

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CTS 026: Channel Overlap

I tackle the topic of channel overlap in wireless. Some people may refer to this as co-channel interference. Others use the term co-channel cooperation or even co-channel contention. The latter of the two are more accurate terms to use. But first, lets talk about what channel overlap is. I’m referring to two or more access…

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CTS 025: Wireless Certifications

What certifications are available out there for wireless network engineering? When I did some research, I found that there is really one authority on wireless certifications. This episode is about identifying vendor-neutral certifications and vendor-specific certifications. I talk about some of the reasons why one may want to be certified in wireless. Not everyone gets…

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