Monthly Archives: April 2009

Xirrus:The flying saucers over the InteropNET

Xirrus being the Wi-Fi provider for Interop 2009, gained some press from the “Inside Interop Blog.”

Brian Chee wrote a nice blog about Xirrus covering the entire show with a dozen or so Arrays compared to the hundreds of Access Points and cable drops that would be needed to do the job. Please go here to view the blog along with a video of John MerrillĀ demonstrating the Xirrus Array.

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BroadBand Nation Blogs on Xirrus Inspector/Monitor

Taken directly from his blog, BroadBand Nation:

Wireless networking from a laptop or other device has become an expected capability of more than just technogeeks in today’s world. For business travelers, college students, and many mobile small businesses it’s become something of a neccessity.

But how do you find the nearest “connection spot” when you’re out and about? Even more …. how do determine what you need to know so to ensure you’ll get a quality connection?

To help those in need (or just curious) here’s a few free tools available to the public that should satisfy even the most discriminating Techie ……

* Xirrus WiFi Inspector / WiFi Monitor

The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP or Vista laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi connection.

Applications include:

– Searching for Wi-Fi networks
– Managing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi connections
– Verifying Wi-Fi coverage
– Locating Wi-Fi devices
– Detecting rogue APs

The Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor allows you to monitor your Wi-Fi environment and connection in real time from your desktop in an easy-to-use mini-application. Nine different color skins allow you customize the Wi-Fi Monitor to your desktop.

Applications include:

– Searching for Wi-Fi networks
– Verifying Wi-Fi coverage
– Displaying laptop Wi-Fi settings
– Detecting rogue APs
– Education on Wi-Fi

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Xirrus Events Week of 4/27

HC 2009 – Booth #D76 – (4/28/09-4/30/09)

In its 26th year, HC comes of age with a fresh approach to the increasingly complex demands of information in healthcare. HC is the premier health informatics showcase event of the British Computer Society (BCS) Health Informatics Forum (HIF), which was originally formed to cover all aspects of Informatics in support of Health.

Venue: Harrogate International Conference Centre

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Picture of the Week

I’m going to try to start implementing a picture of the week. This week just so happens to be the infamous discus with a Xirrus twist!

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ACUTA Photo

I apologize for only having one picture, but this is the best I can do for now. Pictured is Xirrus very own Autumn speaking about the Xirrus Array with a potential client.

Random note, the carpet looks nice!

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Ditch The Switch

Here’s a video from Interop 2008 that I found via youtube. I wish I was there to drive around the bobcat!

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Wi-Fi Professor

Xirrus very own Perry Correll aka “Wi-Fi Professor” just posted his first official blog about “limiting b/g deployments to the recommended 3 channels.” Be sure to check out his blog for updates and information about Wi-Fi!

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