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Setting Up Event Wi-Fi

Setting Up Event Wi-Fi

Raymond Hendrix joins the show to discuss his experience in deploying event Wi-Fi.

This episode is sponsored by Metageek

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Event Wi-Fi

Setting Up Event Wi-Fi

Raymond Hendrix is the man behind Veni Vidi Wi-Fi. It is operated by Hendrix IT. He is located in Merselo, Netherlands. This episode is an expansion of his Ten Talk from WLPC EU. Raymond got his start in RF when he worked for the Dutch Department of Defense. Quite the interesting start!

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In this episode, we talk about Raymond’s experience with deploying event Wi-Fi. Just like any environment, it always depends on the requirements of the event holder. They will vary quite a bit.

Some of the most challenging aspects of event Wi-Fi are of course interference. You can be sure to run into interference outdoors. Whether that is from the visitors or even the exhibitors. But even more challenging that interference is time. Typically, Raymond has just days to set up Wi-Fi and that includes providing internet service for the whole event.

This is a great episode to listen to if you’re being tasked with setting up Wi-Fi for an upcoming event. Some of the other topics we discuss:

  • In-house vs contractor hardware
  • Bringing in internet service
  • Use of mesh
  • Types of equipment used
  • Equipment selection
  • Survey and validation

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Rowell, CWNE #210, is a network engineer in Higher-Ed. He enjoys working with wireless networking technologies and loves to share and engage with the community. You can connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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