Category Archives: wireless network

CSMA/CD and full duplex for wireless? It could be coming

The problem with existing wireless communications is that once a device starts transmitting, it doesn’t know if another device has transmitted at the same time until it has finished transmitting. This may be the solution to evercome that Continue reading

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CCNA Certification Changes 2013 Summary

On 26 March 2013, Cisco announced new CCNA certifications.. Here is my interpretation of the changes. In a nutshell ICND1 is now considerably harder, absorbing much of the ICND2 content (IPv6, ACLs, VLANs and OSPF) while ICND2 seems to be … Continue reading

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Apple’s deeply buried airport command

I wanted to check which wireless AP my new Mac had connected to, so I entered the command: airport -I …but it didn’t work!  I’d become so used to using this on my MBP that I’d forgotten that this command … Continue reading

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Finding the BSSID of the Access Point your Macintosh is connected to

I have three APs in my house (upstairs, downstairs and in my lady’s chamber;)) and in following the principles of good networking design, I have given them all the same SSID. Trouble is, when I move from upstairs to downstairs … Continue reading

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