Scott McDermott

Scott McDermott

Blog Contributor
Scott McDermott is an enterprise network engineer and blogger with more than 20 years in IT and a background in multiplatform system administration. He wears lots of hats, but is particularly fond of wireless networking and network design. He enjoys a good packet capture, mentoring others and passing certification exams.

Posts (6)

Installing a Wi-Fi Band-Aid

Installing a Wi-Fi Band-Aid

No time, no money, no problem, said no one ever. Except it wasn't a problem this time.

Digging into WPA3

Digging into WPA3

In January 2018, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced WPA3 as an enhancement to WPA2. There’s not much in the way of technical details, but it all sounds promising. However, if you actually start looking around...

Wi-Fi Design: APs in Hallways

Wi-Fi Design: APs in Hallways

A common wireless network design problem is the tendency to place access points conveniently down a hallway. We look at some predictive models, for an example residence hall, so you can visually see the...

Tools for Wi-Fi Testing

Tools for Wi-Fi Testing

Some might call them tools for abusing Wi-Fi.

New Must-Have Tool: The WLAN Pi

New Must-Have Tool: The WLAN Pi

Have you ever wished that you had a portable wireless analysis and performance testing device? I know I have, but if you haven't you're going to end up wanting this one.

The 802.11 Standard and You

The 802.11 Standard and You

Where do the standards for Wi-Fi come from? You might already know they come from the IEEE. You've probably seen 802.11" or "IEEE 802.11" referenced at some point. Among other activities towards advancing...