On April 23, the United States FCC voted unanimously to open the 6 GHz band for use by Wi-Fi and other unlicensed broadband radio systems. This new Order – which adds an additional 1,200 MHz for Wi-Fi – is the single most consequential FCC decision in at least a generation and in some ways eclipses the original 1997 decision opening the 5 GHz U-NII bands. Chuck will review the scope of the decision, the concurrent Further Notice of Proposed Rule making, and preview likely developments in this band in 2021 and beyond.
Chuck Lukaszewski is Vice President, Wireless Strategy & Standards in the CTO Office at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He is CWNE #112. His responsibilities include driving roadmap & vision around future wireless products and services, and he leads the team that represents HPE in various wireless standards bodies and spectrum regulatory fora.
Chuck has been engineering and deploying large-scale 802.11 networks for over 12 years, joining Aruba in 2007. He has built Wi-Fi systems in hospitals, warehouses, seaports, rail yards, manufacturing plants, arenas, stadiums, and other complex RF environments. At Aruba, he led the company’s global Customer Engineering team for six years before joining the CTO organization in 2013. He is the author of six books and design guides including Very High-Density 802.11ac Networks and Outdoor MIMO Wireless Networks.
Tom is the Chief Technology Officer at CWNP as well as a Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE®) the highest-level designation within the CWNP family of wireless IT certifications. Day-to-day he uses his expertise to guide the development of certifications and learning materials across all CWNP certifications, leading a team of technical writers.
Prior to joining CWNP, Tom spent 15 years working as a consultant in Wi-Fi technologies, security and Microsoft solutions, advising global companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Wells Fargo, Scotts as well as the Department of Defense. Before that, he spent several years as a systems administrator in an organization with more than 60 locations and over 20,000 nodes. All told, Tom has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, has authored 15 books on technologies ranging from Wi-Fi to Windows Server administration, has garnered numerous industry recognitions and can be followed on Twitter at @carpentertom.
Tom is a native of West Virginia and currently resides just outside of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his many IT certifications, he holds a Bachelors in Biblical Studies.
Keith Parsons is Managing Director of the Wireless LAN Professionals, Inc. A gifted presenter, Keith is known for his wit and broad technical experience. He holds 68 technical certifications (9 Wireless) and has earned an MBA from the Marriott School of Management. He is an author (or editor) of 30+ technical publications and has developed seven technical industry and vendor certifications.
Mr. Parsons is a sought after presenter for a variety of technical conferences on the subjects of Wireless LAN and Network Security/Penetration Testing. He travels throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia in behalf of a wide variety of IT vendors, explaining their products to networking professionals.
Keith has been on the CWNP and CWNE Advisory Boards – and is CWNE #3. He is currently on the Wireless LAN Association Executive Committee. For the past 18 years, Mr. Parsons has focused on Wireless LANs, both in providing high-quality customized training as well as WLAN design and consulting services with a variety of global corporations.
Wireless LAN Professionals, Inc.
Bridging Links to Remote Locations, Use Cases, Technologies, and Frequency Pros and Cons
Focus on the fundamentals and capabilities of different wireless bridging technologies, the different frequencies available, pros and cons of each, and a look in to the ‘art of the feasible’ in the near and far future.
About Jerrod Howard:
Jerrod has been working within Wi-Fi for over 15 years, focusing on outdoor coverage and use cases, warehousing, and specialized applications. Currently serving as the outdoor product manager for Aruba Networks, he previously was the Technical Marketing Engineer focusing on outdoor, warehousing, and Federal applications, and before that served as a systems engineer support Federal DoD, Intel, and US Army.
Learn about the WLAN Pi – a community sourced project focused on building tools to help wireless professionals troubleshoot wireless issues and maintain wireless networks. What’s new and what is to come.
About Jerry Olla:
Experienced Wireless Network Engineer, founded the WLAN Pi project, likes taking things apart… CWNE #238
Jake started in wireless back in the early 2000s but in the open-source software. It wasn’t until his career as a software developer reset due to an economic downturn that he found his way back into the world of Wi-Fi. After completing many wireless certifications, development skills came back to the forefront as automation and programmability took off in the networking space. Jake currently works as a mild-mannered Corporate SE for Mist, a Juniper Company by day, and teaches python and automation in his free time.
About Jake Snyder:
Jake started in wireless back in the early 2000s but in the open-source software. It wasn’t until his career as a software developer reset due to an economic downturn that he found his way back into the world of Wi-Fi. After completing many wireless certifications, development skills came back to the forefront as automation and programmability took off in the networking space.
Jake currently works as a mild-mannered Corporate SE for Mist, a Juniper Company by day, and teaches python and automation in his free time.
To give students a solid foundation of Wi-Fi security concepts
WPA/WPA2 History WPA2 Personal WPA2 Enterprise Guest Networks
About Phil Morgan:
Phil has been working with Wi-Fi for over 20 years. He specializes in security and Cybersecurity, and Wi-Fi security and Pentesting. Phil has authored multiple webinars, papers and book chapters on Wi-Fi security and Pentesting Wi-Fi.
In this talk, I’ll walk you through a real case study of a LoRa network deployed in an underground mine by a south american mining company. I’ll show you how the existing network coverage was assessed, and then how the modeling and predictive design was done – and lastly what the results were. It’s an interesting, unique and challenging use case that incorporates IoT, outdoor and indoor design all in one. Excited to share it.
About Djamel Ramoul:
With over 15 years in the wireless industry, a masters of engineering in telecommunications and experience with DAS, WLAN, CBRS, Public Safety , FTTx and IoT Djamel has a lot of experience to share. Considered a vauable resource for many wireless technologies, Djamel spends his days as a sales engineer at iBwave. Before this Djamel put in many years in the field as an engineer specializing in stadium and arena coverage design, test and optimization.
Discover why the WirelessHART (IEC62591) protocol is used in industrial environments and learn how it establishes a dynamic mesh network of interconnected sensors. This robust and resilient protocol is used to interconnect arrays of sensors providing rich data used by plant operators and business analysts to make strategic and timely decisions to maximize plant productivity and operation.
About Troy Martin:
Troy Martin is an independent wireless consultant based in Canada. Troy guides customers through new wireless deployments and upgrades, bringing the magic of Wi-Fi to the people. In addition, he also teaches others how to design better wireless as an ECSE instructor and veteran wireless trainer.