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May 31, 2012  4:22 AM

Troubleshooting WiFi



Posted by: Raj Perumal
802.11n, channel planning, co-channel interference, Inssider, troubleshooting, WiFi, wireless

Hi folks! Sometimes installing WiFi can just be a big pain. Sometimes, it just doesn't work as advertised. In those cases, you need to a bit of troubleshooting. More likely than not, you could be located in a zone with lots of contention for the same wireless channels you are using. One of the...

May 31, 2012  4:05 AM

Shaw’s new WiFi network



Posted by: Raj Perumal
network, Shaw EXO, WiFi

Hi folks! So if you're a Shaw customer up here in Canada, there is some good news for you. Shaw has created a WiFi network to blanket the city that all Shaw customers can take advantage of. The best part is, that you can take advantage of the network in other cities that support it as...


April 14, 2012  5:32 PM

EPIC Tech Day is here again!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
CAnada, Cisco, cloud computing, conference, Epic Technology Day, event, HP, IBM, Information Technology, Manitoba, Meru Networks, SonicWALL, Virtualization, VMWare, Winnipeg

Hi folks, it's that time of year again. EPIC will be holding their Technology Day event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and you won't want to miss it. The event is chock full of IT goodness and all the usual suspects will be there as well as some new vendors you may have not seen before such as...


March 31, 2012  10:33 PM

Do you have enough power for your wireless?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3x3 mimo, 802.11n, access point, ap, aruba, Cisco, meru, poe injector, poe+, wireless

Hi folks! So you have deployed that new 802.11n wireless solution but things just aren't quite working the way you want to. What's going on? Well all solutions aren't created equal, there are many APs out there that might not give you full 3x3 MIMO functionality . Even if you do have an AP that...


September 30, 2011  11:23 PM

HP Tablet issues



Posted by: Raj Perumal
HP Touchpad, issues, slow, sluggish, tablet, WiFi

Hi folks! So it's kind of funny, lots of people rushed out and bought HP tablets. But now I have a few people coming to me for help with issues. Turns out that there are quite a few issues with sluggishness...


September 30, 2011  11:17 PM

Studying for CCNA Voice



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Amazon, book, CCNA Voice, ccnp, Cisco, Exam Topics, study guide, training, VoIP

Hi folks! So I've been studying for my CCNA voice. I figured it's time for me to expand my skills into the voice arena since it seems to be overlapping into the network world a fair bit. I have always had some experience from my CCNP training, but studying for the CCNA Voice is giving me a great...


August 31, 2011  7:05 PM

HP A-Series Switches



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3Com, A-Series, Cisco, enterprise, H3C, HP, routers, routing, switches, switching

Hi folks! So recently I went away on some HP A-Series switch training. I was out in Toronto at some training provided by Avnet. The training was very comprehensive, and I got to learn a  lot of great things about HP's new series of enterprise switches which they acquired from the 3COM/H3C...


July 31, 2011  10:55 PM

Cisco layoffs



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3Com, Cisco, H3C, HP networking

Hi folks! So not only has RIM done layoffs but Cisco is preparing for layoffs as well. To the tune of 5000 to 10000 jobs. Looks like the same old story. A company gets to grow big due to successful product and strategy, then they overreach and then it's layoff time. Hopefully if this does...


May 30, 2011  3:59 AM

Cisco AP541N Access Points



Posted by: Raj Perumal
802.11n, access point, AP541N, Cisco, small business, SMB, wireless

Hi folks! So for those of you that want to use cheap wireless and 802.11n, there aren't many options unless you want to go with really low end product. Well Cisco is now offering small business access points that do just that. The new AP541N access points support 802.11n and are a perfect fit...


April 30, 2011  10:04 PM

Hubs, seriously?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
gigabit, hubs, network, switch, upgrade

Hi folks! So in this day and age gigabit is considered pretty normal. Gigabit switches are cheap and 100 Mb switches are considered old news. So it's funny when people run across old environments with 10 Mb hubs kicking around. Now that's ancient! It's amazing to see that people will spend a ton...


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