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CTS 069: Jussi Kiviniemi of Ekahau

Jussi Kiviniemi, Senior Vice President of Ekahau, joins the show as our special guest as we record together in Santa Clara. Jussi goes over the conferences he attended and the upcoming updates to Ekahau Site Survey.

Interview with Jussi Kiviniemi

Interview with Jussi

Video demo of Ekahau Site Survey version 9.0

 

  • Attending WLPC and Aruba Atmosphere
    • Great presentations at WLPC, especially on 802.11ax
    • Maker sessions were exciting at WLPC
      • Very hands on
      • Assembled an odroid
      • Building a software defined radio (SDR)
    • Jussi’s presentation at Aruba Atmosphere on Wi-Fi Network Design – 10 Essentials
  • Ekahau Site Survey Updates
    • Using macOS version
      • Can do active/passive surveys
      • Need a compatible adapter for active surveys
      • Haven’t found a reliable adapter to use
    • Read-only version?
      • Ekahau will be taking reporting and read-only to the next level so tune in
    • Updates coming to reporting
    • Version 8.7 will be released soon
      • Includes copy and paste of walls, APs, and predictive elements
      • New APs and antennas included in release
    • Version 9.0
      • Insight into the amount of management vs data vs control frames
      • New capacity planner
      • Accurate analysis of how capacity is distributed
      • Seeing distribution between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
      • Auto Planner is overhauled
        • Added intelligence
        • Able to disable excessive 2.4 GHz radios
      • High capacity areas can be defined with different capacity requirements
      • Airtime utilization
        • Able to see impact of data rate selection, number of SSIDs, AP placement, channels, and overall number of clients impacting airtime
      • New dialog
        • Includes selection of data rates
        • Number of SSIDs on the network
        • Enable/disable of RTS/CTS
        • Bandsteering

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