Showing posts from June, 2020

Join Me In A New Community?

OverviewI joined Twitter 9 years ago in a quest to follow my favourite Wi-Fi gurus and hear their pearls of wisdom about Wi-Fi technology. Through their generous contributions and support I learned a huge amount, completing a number of career certifications, becoming engaged with my own blogging & tweets, and generally advancing my career as a result.

It was without doubt, a very rewarding path for me on many levels.

In those early days, it was a small community with a very tight focus on Wi-Fi technology. Every day brought new opportunities to explore new topics, concepts and details of the latest and greatest ideas and kit.

As time has marched on, the community I follow has grown significantly. This has generally been a good thing, as more people are able to learn and share.
Unfortunately, the nature of people’s individual social media usage patterns have also changed over time. Many have chosen to “spread their wings” in terms of their social media output to include …

My Scripts To Try Out The Mist API

I recently spent some time looking at the Mist API after completing some of their online training to learn more about their service offering. I experimented with a few Python scripts I created to understand how I could retrieve information about my mini "free AP" network.I dumped the scripts in to a GitHub repository so that others could take a look at them and either use them or analyze them and perhaps write scripts of their own.I started writing a "ReadMe" page about the scripts and how to use them. The page soon grew to be a lot more detailed than I originally indended, but ended up containing many of the lessions I had learned when trying to figure out how to use the API with Python scripts.You can see the full GitHub repository and the ReadMe at on my Git Hub site at :'ve copy and pasted much of the content from the ReadMe below, as I thought it makes a pretty good blog article in its own right and there are probab…

Wi-Fi For Beginners Podcast

I was recently invited to take part in the WLAN Pros Podcast for a short interview about my Wi-Fi For Beginners podcast series that I did a few years ago.

Keith Parsons is looking at a number of resources for newcomers to the Wi-Fi industry and thought that my series might be a useful place for people to dip their toes in to the world of Wi-Fi.
You can hear the podcast interview I did here:

Don't forget, you can check out my podcast series via the following links: Wi-Fi For Beginners SiteWi-Fi For Beginners YouTube playlist