Meraki – RF Falsehoods?

I’ve dabbled with Meraki over the years, but I’ve been working almost exclusively with their wireless gear for the past 6 months. It’s safe to say I’ve become very familiar with the Dashboard and everything it has to offer. While some may argue that Meraki is or is not ‘enterprise worthy’ (no comment), overall it is a product that I enjoy working with for its simplicity, but also have come to occasionally want to shake my fist at for its lack of fine tuning that I’m accustom to with Cisco controllers.


Recently I stumbled across something I found when looking at the RF reporting feature, that made me curious enough to investigate and search for clues.  ❤

Continue reading

Spectrum Analysis Kit


I have been wanting to make this Spectrum Analysis Kit for a while now, and finally put one together. First and foremost, inspiration for this idea came from Nick Turner (@nickjvturner) via a blog post of his from last year which you can read here. The reasons for this ‘upgrade’ are simple. The Metageek Wi-Spy dBx adapter simply does not have enough resolution to really see whats going on with the spectrum. There is no sign of a future Cognio based USB adapter, so the only real alternative right now is to use the CleanAir functionality that Metageek Chanalyzer offers.

So lets take a look at the parts needed and just how much of an improvement is made…

Continue reading