15 WiFi Networking Blogs You Should Read

  • Given the central role that wireless networking plays in the enterprise today, WLAN expertise is more valuable than ever. Getting a wireless network up and running is no small feat, and all the maintenance and troubleshooting required to keep end users happy can be tricky. Users expect ubiquitous wireless access and often are quick to blame the wireless network for any connectivity issues, so WLAN pros have to be on their toes.

    Of all the resources WiFi engineers have to turn to for help, perhaps one of the best is the advice they can get from their colleagues. And fortunately, WiFi experts like helping each other out by blogging about their experiences in the trenches. In these WiFi networking blogs, you'll find a wealth of WiFi troubleshooting tips, WLAN architecture design guidance, thought-provoking opinions on hot WiFi topics, and career advice. You also can get the low-down on WLAN products and technologies without the vendor hype.

    With so many WiFi networking blogs on the web today, so it can be hard to know where to start. We chose 15 blogs to get you started. Our selection includes some big names in the WLAN community as well as a few up-and-coming bloggers. This set favors blogs that are updated more frequently, and includes experts who share their knowledge at Interop.

    Continue on to meet our selection of WiFi networking bloggers. Expect to be educated and enlightened by this bunch of experts passionate about WiFi.

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  • Wirednot.com

    @wirednot

    Our list must start of course with wirednot by Lee Badman, a prolific blogger, and a longtime contributor to Network Computing. Badman, who works as a WLAN architect at Syracuse University and runs a small consulting company, keeps a close eye on WLAN industry developments and doesn't hesitate to express his opinion. His technical background includes 10 years in the US Air Force as an electronic warfare systems technical. Badman is extremely active in the WLAN community, teaching classes and presenting frequently at conferences, including Interop, where is a past Mobility Track chair.

  • SC-WiFi

    @samuel_clements

    Samuel Clements, CCIE Wireless and CWNE, blogs about wireless technologies and design at SC-WiFi. He works for a large VAR and has years of WLAN design, implementation and troubleshooting under his belt. In March, he took on the controversial topic of Radio Resource Management (RRM).

  • My80211.com

    @wirelessguru

    My80211.com, "a blog by a WiFi engineer for WiFi engineers," is penned by George Stefanick, a wireless architect at Houston Methodist Hospital System. He has worked in wireless communications since 1997 and focuses on high-density indoor deployments in the healthcare industry. His blog includes posts on Cisco wireless topics, WiFi tools, and WLAN design. Stefanick has become something of a regular speaker at Interop, where he has presented sessions on wireless network design and deploying an all-wireless office.

  • Revolution Wi-Fi

    @revolutionwifi 

    Andrew von Nagy is a well-known wireless networking expert and blogger who doesn't shy away from controversial topics. Last year, he countered vendor claims that 802.11ac Wave 2 requires multi-gigabit backhaul. He's also created a Wi-Fi capacity planner, which is available for free on his Revolution Wi-Fi blog. A CCIE-Wireless and CWNE, von Nagy also has served as technical editor for wireless LAN publications and speaks at industry conferences.

  • Wireless LAN Professionals

    @wirelesslanpros

    @keithrparsons

    Keith Parsons, managing director of Wireless LAN Professionals, is well-known for his broad technical experience and sharp wit. He is an author and editor of more than 30 technical publications, holds 65 technical certifications, and is a popular presenter at conferences, including Interop, where he has led sessions on wireless troubleshooting. On Wireless LAN Professionals, you'll find a variety of guest blog posts from a wide range of WiFi experts.

  • Packet6

    @rowelldionicio

    Rowell Dionicio, a network engineer at a large private university in the Bay Area and Network Computing contributor, writes comprehensive how-to articles and practical tips at Packet6. He also hosts a podcast about wireless networking, Clear To Send.

  • Bad-Fi

    @HeyEddie

    Eddie Forero explains on his Bad-Fi blog that he started out intending to highlight poorly deployed wireless networking with the goal of teaching about proper design while also providing some entertaining photos. The site has evolved into a broader resource repository where Forero, principal at WLAN design and implementation firm CommunicaOne Inc., posts links to a variety of WiFi blogs, lists, and podcasts. But you'll still find amusing photos of questionable WLAN deployments to brighten your day.

  • Wireless Nerd

    @Wirelessnerd 

    Wireless Network and Applications Engineer Drew Lentz has a career that spans more than 20 years, half of it focused on wireless data deployments. At Wireless Nerd, he shares his passion for wireless networking in how-to articles, product reviews, and thoughts on industry trends. Lentz was chair of the Wireless and Mobility Track at Interop Las Vegas 2016. Inspired by brackets he saw a fellow WiFi engineer using at Interop, Lentz recently designed Wi-Fi Stand for mounting temporary WiFi access points.

  • gcatewifi

    @grcate

    Glenn Cate, a WLAN and route/switch network engineer at Presidio, provides reviews of WiFi products and services and shares his personal WiFi experiences with the goal of helping others in the WLAN community. He also maintains a comprehensive list of WiFi blogs. Cate worked for 17 years at Duke Energy and holds several WiFi certifications, recently earning the CWNE.