Tips from the Field

Aruba Networks Magic Quadrant 2015


This pretty much sums it up...

The 2015 "Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure" marks the fourth time that Gartner has combined wireless and wired LAN infrastructure into one report. Each year, Aruba has appeared in the Leader’s quadrant.

Aruba Networks 2015 Magic Quadrant Chart

The Need for Speed

Who wants more speed?  I know I do, but unfortunately I don't have the bandwidth at home to take full advantage of Palo Alto Networks latest masterpiece - the PA-7080.

Palo Alto Networks 7080 Firewall

ShoreTel Mobility on an Apple watch


We knew it was coming and now you can have it...the ability to use the ShoreTel mobility client on your shiny new Apple watch.  Unfortunately none of us has one to test with at the moment, so we can't give it a review.  One of our sales executives has one ordered, so we'll see if we can convince him to let us try it.

802.11ac Wave2 is coming!

Still on the fence about whether to deploy 802.11ac Wave 1 or wait for Wave 2? Don’t wait any longer — Wave 2 is here. Now you can choose from both technologies to rightsize your wireless network, with Aruba Networks full 802.11ac portfolio for the range of deployment requirements you have. Now with Wave 2 (and its MU-MIMO capability), you’re covered even in the highest density areas.

New Aruba Controllers Detailed

FINALLY!!!  The replacement for the aging Aruba Networks 600 series is finally here and we can't wait to get our hands on one.  We've called all of our distributors and it looks like a two week lead time to get one, so you can rest assured that we'll be getting one in the very near future.

Palo Alto Networks Magic Quadrant Leader

We are excited to see that Palo Alto Networks has been in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for the past three reports.  Below is a synopsis of the report, if you would like the full report click here to download.

Aruba RAP not provisioning


We recently ran into an issue where a customer had a brand new RAP3 that they were trying to provision on their Aruba controller.  The RAP3 was in Instant mode (default) and we successfully walked the customer through the process of converting from an Instant to a Remote Access Point.

Windows 8.1 Wireless Network Profiles


We just got new laptops preloaded with Windows 8.1 Pro.  One of the things we noticed was that there was no way through the GUI to remove wireless network profiles like you could do in Windows 7.

After some hunting around we found that the only way to remove them was through the command line.  If you're looking to remove your old unused wireless profiles, here is how you can do it:

Open a CMD prompt and type:  netsh wlan show profiles