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 (10)

Cloud

Installing a Wi-Fi Band-Aid

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

Tags:

  • 203 Series APs
  • Event Wi-Fi
  • GestaltIT
  • Network Design
  • Temporary Wi-Fi

Enterprise Campus

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... Read More

Tags:

  • Authentication
  • Encryption
  • GestaltIT
  • Security
  • WPA3

Wi-Fi Design: APs in Hallways
Mobility

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... Read More

Tags:

  • GestaltIT
  • Network Design
  • Network Infrastructure

Tools for Wi-Fi Testing
Industries

Tools for Wi-Fi Testing

Some might call them tools for abusing Wi-Fi. Read More

Tags:

  • GestaltIT

A New Tool: The WLAN Pi
Solutions

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. Read More

Do New Wireless Standards Need Catchy Names?
Solutions

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... Read More

Tags:

  • GestaltIT

Solutions

Wi-Fi Design Mistake: Not Designing

How hard can it be not to install wires? Well, a lot harder than you might think. If you haven't been working with wireless very long or perhaps if you have been working with wireless for a while, but... Read More

Tags:

  • GestaltIT
  • Network Design

Learning the 802.11 Standard
Solutions

Learning the 802.11 Standard

The 802.11 standard can be something of a mystery, especially when you are new to wireless networking. Have you ever wondered why wireless LANs work the way they do? WLAN configurations are full of cryptic... Read More

Tags:

  • GestaltIT

Investigating ARM History in Aruba Instant
Mobility

Investigating ARM History in Aruba Instant

I really like Aruba Instant. It's a great solution for branch offices, many retail locations, and if you are a Wi-Fi guy, maybe even your home. A Virtual Controller gives you all the basics and even quite... Read More

Tags:

  • Adaptive Radio Management (ARM)
  • Aruba Instant

Free Wi-Fi Training Resources
Solutions

Check Out These Great Free Wi-Fi Training Resources

Would you believe that free training abounds for Wi-Fi? There are a lot of resources available online for merely the exchange of bandwidth and time. These are a few of my favorite resources and I use them... Read More

Tags:

  • GestaltIT
  • Training