Monday, November 17, 2014

My new fav wlan access point from @hp_networking the 525 802.11ac access point is out!

This new ap is a mid-performance model giving you 866mb/s of 802.11ac.  Its 2x2 MIMO.

Sure..its not screaming fast like the HP 560, but its also a ton cheaper.  And... all the devices I have are 2x2 having 3x3 wouldnt benefit me.  Things I like:

  • Price/performance...   $699 for 866mbs.  If you buy an Ecopack (8) price drops to roughly $650 list price
  • Supports either built in or external antennas in the same model
  • IDS/IPS (no extra licenses)
  • RF Spectrum Analysis (no extra licenses)
  • Lifetime warranty (no smartnet!)

@hp_networking #imc v7.0 demo

Thursday, November 13, 2014

@ciscosystems emergency responder (cer) interop with @hp_networking ??? #noproblem

Yep, no problem!  Dont believe the FUD that Cisco says that you need Cisco switches with Cisco Emergency Responder.     CER has a mode for assigning ERL to ip subnets.  If you're building/campus is big enough to warrant multiple ERLs... then you probably have multiple ip subnets anyway.

Read how to do it right in the Cisco CER manual:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

@apple #osx issues dogging many #wlan networks

Been getting reports from many customers, all with different wlan systems that are having issues with Yosemite (OSX 10.10) based systems and wifi connectivity.  Appears Apple will have a patch soon