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NEW: Enhanced Cisco Aironet
Wireless LAN Bridging Curriculum >>
Updated curriculum for the Cisco® Aironet Essentials of Wireless
Bridging and the Cisco Aironet Advanced Wireless Bridging Lab is now
available. The new curriculum incorporates the Cisco Aironet 1400 Series
54 Mbps, 5 GHz Bridge to provide students with the most up-to-date and
inclusive Cisco bridging training available today.
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NEW: GigaWave Partners with
Planet3 Wireless to offer CWNA and Cisco Aironet ® Wi-Fi Certification
>> GigaWave and Planet3 have recently joined forces to offer IT professionals
the unique opportunity to obtain both the CWNA certification and Cisco
Aironet Wireless Certifications upon completion of GigaWave's Cisco
Aironet Wireless LAN Fundamentals and Site Survey training courses.
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>> Industry Update
FCC Makes More Unlicensed Spectrum
Available >> The Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) recently opened up more spectrum for unlicensed use,
adding an additional 225 megahertz in the 5 gigahertz range for wireless
networking services. The agency also initiated a new proposal for measuring
According to the FCC, the additional available spectrum will allow continued
growth in wireless broadband services, including those offered by wireless
Internet service providers (WISPs) who use unlicensed devices to provide
a broadband alternative for rural and underserved areas.
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WLAN Protocol Hits Standards
Trail >> The Internet Engineering Task
Force (IETF) is expected to clear the last hurdles before launching
work on a new wireless LAN protocol. The group will review the latest
draft for the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP), which is intended
to create a standard way for WLAN switches to communicate with streamlined
radio access points. Proponents are convinced they have addressed a
range of technical and editorial concerns that the IETF's Internet Engineering
Steering Group raised in July.
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The Proper Use
of Diversity Antennas to Mitigate Multi-Path Interference >>
Diversity antennas were first seen on access points in the early
nineties. Prior to this, most access points were manufactured with only
one antenna or one antenna port. The development of diversity antennas
began when 2.4GHz products started to hit the market. At this time,
manufacturers built access points with two antennas or antenna ports
per radio. The purpose of this was not so the access point would cover
twice the area, but to mitigate an RF phenomenon know as multi-path
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