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Apr 9, 2019 No Strings Attached Show
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On todays show Sam and Blake discuss the newly released Ekahau Pro 10 and Ekahau Connect Suite. We go under the hood of the new Ekahau Pro software and talk about the performance improvements as well as the new look of the UI. Ekahau Pro is the new name for Ekahau Site Survey software. Ekahau Connect introduces a new cloud sync service, iPad Site Survey App, and Ekahau Capture for doing packet captures from the Sidekick. We discuss how this new platform is enabling higher levels of...
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Mar 14, 2018 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode of the NSA Show Sam and Blake talk about RSSI and a new tool, RSSI|COMPARED, that will help with understanding the variances in RSSI.
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Mar 2, 2018 No Strings Attached Show
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Join us as we discuss Virtual BLE with Bob Friday from Mist Systems. We’ve discussed BLE before on past episodes but this is a new take on BLE that doesn’t require tags for some of the use cases.
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Oct 17, 2017 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode of the No Strings Attached Show we talk with Bob Friday from Mist Systems. We talk about what AI means for Wireless networks and engineers alike discussing how AI will help not replace the Wireless engineer.
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Sep 8, 2017 No Strings Attached Show
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No Strings Attached Show joins forces with Wireless LAN Professionals Podcast in this special edition to talk all about Ekahau’s new Sidekick
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Apr 26, 2017 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode of the NSA Show Sam and Blake talk about their experience at Aruba Atmosphere 2017 in Nashville. One of the hot topics was the live update Aruba performed on their controllers during the technical keynote. Talk about taking a risk?
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Feb 27, 2017 No Strings Attached Show
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We’re back! Sam and I take a few moments while at Atmosphere 2017 to talk about what’s been going on, our FRA paper, WLPC, and ATM17!
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Mar 30, 2016 No Strings Attached Show
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We are heading back to WLPC on this episode of the NSA Show. We recorded this live at WLPC with our guests Lee Badman, Keith Parsons, Mike Leibovitz, and Jake Snyder. We talked about building communities, analytics, and white label APs/controllers.
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Feb 22, 2016 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to the 2nd episode of the 2 part series on the new Cisco 3800 & 2800 access points. On todays show we are talking again with Mark Denny & Brian Levin but this time we add in Jim Florwick. Jim is one of the most entertaining speakers from Cisco Mobility. We go deeper into the Flexible Radio Modes and talk about the 2 cell antenna elements. Make sure you have listened to the first part prior to listening to this episode.
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Feb 9, 2016 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to this first part of a two part series on the new Cisco 3800 and 2800 series access points. Today we talk with Mark Denny and Brian Levin, product managers for the two new access points. This first part of the series is an introduction to the new APs and looks at the features from a high level, our next episode will look into more depth the XOR radios and designing for them.
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Feb 8, 2016 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to a very special episode of the NSA Show. On this episode we are joined by Ryan Adzima (@radzima) from Whiskey and Wireless as well as Stew Goumans (@wirelessstew) to discuss a bunch of different topics. This episode was recorded back at the Cisco Partner VT in October. Some of our topics include the risks of IoT devices and WiFi as well as pavement acting as WiFi antennas. Tune into our podcast episode and then head over to Whiskey and Wireless for the video show!
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Dec 15, 2015 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome back to the NSA Show podcast! We are starting up our winter season with an update episode. On this episode Sam and Blake talk tools with George Stefanick.
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Apr 20, 2015 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode of the No Strings Attached Show we chat with GT Hill about 802.11ac Wave2. Now that we are starting to see infrastructure devices hit the market based on Wave2 chips it’s important to take a look at what this means for channel widths, impact on clients, and uplinks.
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Mar 21, 2015 No Strings Attached Show
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Sam takes the reins on this episode of the NSA Show to talk with Devin Akin, Eddie Forero, and Chris Lyttle about devices, monitoring, and the end user perception of what is working and not working when it comes to wireless networks.
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Mar 21, 2015 No Strings Attached Show
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Another Aruba Atmosphere event is in the books, this one had some big news at it regarding Aruba Networks as a company. Sam and I give our opinions on the matter and what we think it means for Aruba as well as the industry. Again this is our opinion and any forecasting we make is solely pulled out of our rears. Secondly we take a look at the updated Cisco CCIE Wireless v3 that was just posted. A lot stayed the same, but we discuss the new components and weighting to help you get your digits!
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Mar 4, 2015 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to part 1 of 2 for the Wireless LAN Professionals Conference “After Dark” podcasts we recorded at WLPC 2015. On part 1 we discussed a concept of the Wireless Advisory Board as well as 2.4GHz and designs utilizing that frequency.
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Dec 14, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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We love talking about 802.11ac here at the NSA Show. There’s a lot to it and it isn’t always about speed. On today’s show we talk with Walt Shaw from Cisco to get the lowdown on all the latest 802.11ac APs from Cisco. We also have a nice article up on Cisco.com right now about 802.11ac which can be found at the link below: https://blogs.cisco.com/perspectives/title-802-11ac-more-throughput-for-one-or-for-all
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Nov 23, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode of the NSA Show we talk with Jake Synder (@jsynder81) about WiFi Pineapple and other types of security concerns that exist when using public networks. One of the questions asked during the show is should you turn off your wireless when not intentionally connecting to a wireless network? What do you think? Do you leave it on or off?
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Nov 7, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to E49 of the NSA Show. Today we get a refresh on the MSE and see what is new in the 8.0 release. This release decouples quite a bit of the configuration tasks generally performed in Prime and moves them to the MSE.
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Oct 11, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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On today’s show we take a look at the recent Marriott FCC ruling regarding containment of MiFi devices. Marriott recently settled with the FCC over a complaint that they were “jamming” personal MiFi devices at one of their convention centers in Nashville. Sam and I give our opinion on the matter and discuss our thoughts about WIPs containment technology.
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Jul 31, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode of the NSA Show Jennifer Huber joins us to discuss some of the recent stadium deals out there, cellular alternatives, everything is AWESOME with Lego’s, and IoT.
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Jun 4, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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Have you ever got a new product and wondered where to start with designing and configuring it? First place you looked was probably google and then tried to find some configuration guide. On today’s show we talked with members of the Cisco Validated Design (CVD) team and learned about what goes into creating a Cisco CVD. Check out the available CVD’s at http://cisco.com/go/designzone  
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May 30, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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For episode 45 we took the podcast mobile and brought our gear to Cisco Live. We had 4 mics and a good group of engineers talking about the wireless at Cisco Live as well as some other topics. Take a list and learn about the design used for Cisco Live.
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Apr 30, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to E44 of the NSA Show Podcast. Today Sam and I are joined by our good friend Vic Nunes (@nunesvic) to discuss DARPA using drones for WiFi hotspots in the field, TWC looks to join other cable companies doing hotspots in your house, more bandwidth in the skies, and Zebra buys Motorola’s Enterprise Wireless line.
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Apr 4, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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Cisco has introduced their new AP 2700 which supports 802.11ac Wave 1 and we get a first hand look at with Sangita Mahishi. The AP 2700 joins the AP 3700 as Cisco’s 2nd purpose built 802.11ac APs. Learn about all the features and differences between it and the AP 3700 and where to place it in the market.
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Mar 28, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to E42 of the show! Today we get a recap and hear about the future of Cisco CMX. Retail analytics is a hot topic right now, whether you are for it or against it. Take a list to hear about CMX and the new features. I even learned something new on the show, did you know that the MAC address of a client being tracked by CMX is hashed for another level of privacy? We are also still getting used to the new audio setup so I apologize of the quietness of Sam, we had some difficulties with our...
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Mar 9, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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We are back with all new equipment which will hopefully fix some of the recent audio issues. On this episode of the show we talk about the latest Apple SSL bug that has caused quite an uproar being called a wireless vulnerability. We also chat about a wireless virus being theorized but a University. There’s been some stories floating around about WiFi from outerspace as well so we reviewed that. We also took a look at some of the items that we will be hearing about at MWC 2014.
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Jan 10, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to E40 of the NSA Show, today we have one of our featured bloggers, George Stefanick, on the show with us to discuss WiFi being pulled from schools down under for health concerns, municipal wireless deployments, fun with gaming consoles, welcoming back our friend in blue, and a quick discussion about wireless hacking. Enjoy!
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Jan 4, 2014 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to 2014! On this episode of the NSA Show we talk with Carlos from Aruba Networks about identity management and where it is heading. Let’s face it the BYOD craze is done in terms of marketing so what is there left for identity management going forward? Was it just a fad or is it evolving into something else? Take a listen and find out!
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Dec 31, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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We end 2013 with the last in our Cisco series this one focusing on wIPS solutions. We chat overlay vs builtin, benefits of having an MSE, and more. Take a listen and learn a little about wIPS!
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Dec 5, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Generally speaking when we talk about wireless networks we typically only talk about indoor deployments, but there is another scenario that is popping up more and more now with the increased mobile connectivity demand: outdoor wireless. We talk with David Wolf from Cisco to hear about their outdoor AP products and get some ideas for supporting outdoor wireless networks.
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Nov 15, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode of No String Attached Show we discussed a few questions from a listener. We discuss static IPs vs DHCP for your APs, hurdles you might hit in a deployment, directional antenna use, and purpose built outdoor APs or enclosures.
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Nov 6, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to another episode of the NSA Show, this is part of the 802.11ac series with Cisco. On this episode we talk with Jim Florwick from Cisco where we discuss some of the concerns with high density designs. We also toook a look back at the past Cisco Live US 2013 in Orlando and reviewed some of the design elements that Cisco Advanced Services put into play to provide connectivity to the thousands of attendees present. Enjoy the show!
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Oct 28, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to E34 of the NSA Show. This is the 2nd part of our series of 802.11ac podcasts featuring Cisco Mobility solutions. Jameson Blandford and Wes Purvis join Sam and Blake to talk about some of the tools used to tune a newly deployed 802.11ac network. Take a listen and let us know what tools you like to use as well!
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Oct 8, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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It’s time for another Analyzing the Noise, this time we asked for topics you’d like to hear from us and we got some good ones from Richard McIntosh (aka ciscotophat on twitter). * Aruba flies a helicopter * AP 3700 * Aerohive 802.11ac * Real world 802.11ac testing * CWNP retakes * and …. Matt Damon, hrm? Might need to talk Richard!
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Oct 3, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Cisco originally entered the 802.11ac market with their 802.11ac module for the 3600. At Interop NY 2013 Cisco introduced the AP 3700, a full featured 802.11ac Wave 1 access point. We talked with Walt Shaw to get the scoop on this new product for E32.
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Sep 20, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Samuel Clements and Blake Krone give you the low down on some of the latest tech stories regarding wireless. We talk about the new iPhone with its lack of 802.11ac, Boingo buying up AWG, Google’s supposed massive database of WiFi passwords, and the state of union on vendors.
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Sep 6, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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On Episode 30 we welcome back our friends from Aruba Networks to hear about their 802.11ac product launch. Not only is Aruba launching their 802.11ac product but they also have a neat new technology called ClientMatch to help with sticky client issues and other clients behaving poorly. Sit back and enjoy the show!
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Aug 28, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Samuel Clements and Blake Krone give you the low down on some of the latest tech stories regarding wireless. We talk about the new MacBook Air with 802.11ac, back to school fun with the explosion of new devices, Google’s Chromecast device and what it means for wireless, Amazon’s Wireless service, and about a little town that has no RF of any kind allowed.
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Jul 9, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Blake Krone and Samuel Clements talk with Metageek regarding their new Chanalyzer Pro with Cisco CleanAir technology. Metageek is now licensing the Cisco CleanAir technology allowing you to connect to a CleanAir capable AP to Chanalyzer for spectrum analysis.
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Jul 9, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Blake Krone and Samuel Clements talk with Terrawave from the Cisco Live World of Solutions regarding their antenna options and also training available via GigaWave.
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Jul 9, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Blake Krone and Samuel Clements talk with Fluke AirMagnet regarding their wireless tools available to help assist in designing and troubleshooting wireless networks.
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Jul 9, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Blake Krone and Samuel Clements talk with Ekahau about the features in the new Ekahau Site Survey 6.0 which features 802.11ac planning.
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May 8, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Are you ready for faster performance from your wireless networks with 802.11ac? Sam and Blake talk with Cisco to get the scoop on the 802.11ac module for the AP 3600. Cisco has created a modular solution for wave 1 and wave 2 of 802.11ac that plugs into the back of their flagship AP 3600. For more information on the module head on over to http://www.cisco.com/go/3600module11ac
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Apr 4, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to episode 23! Sam and I had the pleasure of talking with Abby Strong and Anoop Dawar of Aerohive about their recently launched switch lineup as well as updates to HiveManager 6. Take a listen to learn about what Aerohive is doing for switches that they have done for wireless!
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Mar 23, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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We wrap up our spring series of Cisco podcasts with a discussion revolving around their network management platform, Cisco Prime Infrastructure. Cisco has been evolving their network management platform for awhile now with WCS, NCS, and now PI. If you haven’t upgraded yet to PI or just curious on some of the new features take a list to this episode!
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Feb 20, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode of the NSA Show we talk with Walt Shaw from Cisco about the G2 AP series that is comprised of the AP 3600, 2600, and 1600. Learn about the differences between these APs, the modularity of the 3600 AP, and more!
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Feb 14, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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We all know that wireless is great for getting mobile users connected but did you know there is also a new trend in the industry called location analytics. Location analytics is the tracking of devices as they flow through your building using wireless beacons and probes. On today’s show we talk with Brenden O’Brien who recently joined Cisco through the acquisition of his company Think Smart. Take a listen as we learn about location analytics and the various uses in this new market.
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Jan 29, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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On E18 we talked about the new Cisco Catalyst 3850 switch that includes a WLC, on this episode we are going one step further in the new Cisco Unified Access design and talking about the Cisco WLC 5760. The Cisco 5700 Series Wireless LAN Controller is designed for 802.11ac performance addressing the throughput demand of media-rich mobile applications. Ideal for mid-to-large campus networks, the 5700 Series can be deployed in converged access mode, as well as centralized mode to provide higher...
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Jan 29, 2013 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode we talk with Cisco about the new Catalyst 3850 IOS switch with a built-in Wireless LAN Controller. The 3850 is a PoE Gigabit switch capable of terminating CAPWAP tunnels allowing for a distributed architecture within a Cisco Unified Wireless Network. For more information head over to http://www.cisco.com/go/switching and http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps12686/tsd_products_support_series_home.html
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Dec 10, 2012 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode we talk with Jagdish Girimaji, Product Manager for Wireless Networking Business Unit (WNBU), and Mark Denny, Product Manager for WNBU, from Cisco about the Mobility Services Engine, MSE. The MSE allows for enhanced services to be ran on your Cisco Unified Wireless Network. By deploying a MSE into your network you will receive enhanced CleanAir features, RTLS location features such as Mobile Concierge and new tracking analytics, as well as be able to have an integrated wIPS...
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Nov 19, 2012 No Strings Attached Show
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Interesting day today as we find out the Cisco has decided to buy Meraki for 1.2 billion in cash! What does this mean for Cisco and Meraki? Take a listen as Blake Krone, Samuel Clements, and Tom Holingsworth talk about the deal.
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Oct 18, 2012 No Strings Attached Show
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Welcome to episode 15 of the NSA Show! WARNING!! This episode is what we would call a “rough cut” in that adult beverages were consumed during the recording. We recorded this episode late at night (1130pm – 13oam) after #WFD3 concluded. The audio levels on the podcast might be rough at times given that we had a very large group of delegates there for the recording as well as noise from San Jose Airport. We hope you enjoy the delegates candid feedback and don’t mind Stephen Foskett aka...
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Sep 11, 2012 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode of the No Strings Attached Show Blake Krone and Samuel Clements chat with Sean Rynearson and Tom Holingsworth aka NetworkingNerd about certifications and what it takes to pass the test. We talked about various resources used to help study and gain the knowledge needed. We also talk about a hot topic: brain dumps. Sit back and enjoy the show!
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Aug 23, 2012 No Strings Attached Show
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This episode is a syndication of the Packet Pushers Podcast episode that I recently participated on regarding BYOD. While we originally thought it was going to be a show about solving the technical issue the table turned quickly and went into a heated debate about policies, tech adoption, tech savvy users, and management headaches. It was a great show to be a part of and I hope you all enjoy listening. The panel consisted of Ethan Banks (PacketPushers.net), Greg Ferro...
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May 21, 2012 No Strings Attached Show
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After a short hiatus the show has returned! Sam and I discuss using tablets for surveying and deployment of wireless networks. We talk about some of the apps developed by Access Agility for the Apple iOS platform as well as some other misc tools. We also talked about full fledged site survey applications running on the Android platforms. Take a listen, download some apps, and provide feedback on your thoughts about the tools in the comments!   Apple iOS Apps: WiFiMedic iPad WiFi Survey App...
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Apr 18, 2012 No Strings Attached Show
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On this episode of the NSA Show we talk with Joel Vincent from Aerohive networks about their Bonjour Gateway product offering. With the “consumerization of IT” and BYOD craze happening today there is a need to be able to utilize technology features such as AirPrint and AirPlay which are geared more towards simple home networks on enterprise networks. Aerohive’s Bonjour Gateway gives enterprise admins a way to solve the issues created by subnets when trying to use bonjour services and also...