Waves with Wireless Nerd

Waves with Wireless Nerd

Join me for a weekly look into what's making waves in tech and the wireless industry! What's new? What's now? What's next?

Episodes

May 21, 2024 26 mins

Ever wondered how AI is revolutionizing network management right under our noses? Buckle up as we take you on a journey from the buzzing energy of Mobility Field Day 11 to the heart of wireless industry transformations. The wireless community is aflutter with innovation, and we're at the forefront, dissecting the integration of AI into our work lives with a surprising twist—it's enhancing, not overwhelming. We're als...

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Prepare to be electrified by the insider knowledge I, Drew Lentz the Wireless Nerd, bring straight from the tech trenches as we prep for Mobility Field Day 11. Get ready for the line-up of heavy hitters like Ubiquiti, Arista, and Cisco, you'll get the kind of peek behind the curtain that only the MFD crew can boast about! I'm excited about the details of Juniper's latest maneuvers and dishing on Fortinet's fresh...

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Discover the wireless certification revolution with me, Drew Lentz, your guide through the dynamic world of networking technology, as I chat with none other than Tom Carpenter. As the CTO at CWNP, he's a true trailblazer in the field, and he's here to share the tale of how vendor-neutral certifications emerged to challenge the status quo, transforming the landscape for professionals everywhere. Journey with us through Tom...

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You'll be on the edge of your seat as we anticipate the innovation showcase at Mobility Field Day 11, which promises to be a playground for tech aficionados with powerhouses like Celona, Juniper and Cisco stepping up to the plate. Meanwhile, we're keeping tabs on the satellite industry's game-changing moves, with SES's bold acquisition of Intelsat setting the stage for an epic showdown in the skies.

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Have you ever wondered what magic lies behind the seamless flow of your online conversations, or how a tune could tell the tale of tech evolution? Networking virtuoso Dave Taht joins us to unravel the mysteries of internet technology, starting with his pioneering work on the embedded Linux wireless router. Dave, with his knack for making complex topics relatable, takes us back to the early days of the internet, from Fido to Gopher,...

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Wave goodbye to the familiar as I embark on a thrilling new adventure beyond Cisco, rife with potential and discovery. Get ready to uncork the symphonic blend of music and winemaking with none other than Les Claypool of Primus fame, who's taken a fascinating detour into the world of fine wines. This episode isn't just about the grape; it's a feast for the senses, where technology meets the culinary arts. Angela Diffl...

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Embark on a transformative journey as I, Drew Lentz, your Wireless Nerd, team up with the front-runners of Tarana Wireless to reveal the true power of wireless broadband. At a recent "Seeing is Believing" event together with the local ISP VTX1, we were hands on with the equipment, got a tour of customer sites via private coach, and a walkthrough of the benefits by the CTO of one of Texas' largest Wireless Internet Se...

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Join the revelry as I, Drew Lentz, the Wireless Nerd, sync up with the incomparable Angela Diffly from the Restaurant Technology Network! Get the inside scoop on how RTN is stirring up the industry pot, from its origin as a much-needed forum for tech gurus to its rise as a powerhouse shaping restaurant tech standards. Together with Angela, we shed light on the network's explosive growth, the creation of seven cutting-edge benc...

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Discover a world where the end of the Affordable Connectivity Program isn't a setback, but a catalyst for innovation in wireless service. I navigate the turbulent currents of the wireless industry, from Qualcomm's latest offerings to the game-changing tech from Tarana Wireless that's set to revolutionize connectivity. As cities miss out on critical infrastructure investments, I shed light on the untapped potential of...

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Unlock the future of wireless security and monitoring with me, Drew Lentz, the Wireless Nerd, as I engage with NetAlly's dynamic duo, Dan and Julio, about their groundbreaking Cyberscope Air. Get ready to be captivated as we unveil the unique features of this wireless-centric tool, including an exclusive peek at its cybersecurity prowess with integrated tools like Nmap for vulnerability scanning. Step into the world of real-ti...

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Get ready to ride the airwaves with me, Drew Lentz, your Wireless Nerd, as we jet through the electrifying developments and innovations shaping the world of wireless technology. Soak in the reflections of the week, where we peel back the layers of enterprise advancements and grassroots movements that are revolutionizing connectivity. Engage with a vibrant podcast roundtable that dishes out a platter of fresh takes on wireless innov...

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Prepare to have your curiosity piqued as we navigate the ins and outs of Ubiquiti's tech evolution with our esteemed panelists Drew (@WirelessNerd), Tom Lawrence (@tomlawrence), and Jesse Nowlin (@MrJNowlin). We're peeling back the layers of this tech giant's journey, from humble beginnings to its current innovative prowess. If you’re eager to grasp how Ubiquiti is making waves in the enterprise networking space with...

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Is one of the top SMB tech brands ready for prime time in the Enterprise market? This episode takes you inside the Ubiquiti UniFi World Conference in Chicago, where I, Wireless Nerd, bring you first-hand insights into Ubiquiti's preparation to leap into the enterprise sphere and their innovative breakthroughs. With the looming presence of illegal signal jammers and the sensational Canadian Flipper device saga, we're unrav...

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It's the pulse of the wireless world! We cruise through a spring break road trip, visiting friends and creating memories, before steering into the world of tech, where the new FCC broadband definition promises to reshape our connectivity landscape and the Ubiquiti World Conference looms on the horizon, packed with industry insights and new tech like outdoor MLO!

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Have you ever walked into a room and felt like you've found your tribe? That's the electric atmosphere I'm unpacking from this year's WLPC .. welcome to the Hangover Edition. As we gathered to celebrate a decade of innovation and connection, Keith's poignant words on the importance of authenticity struck a chord with everyone. It was a reminder that our 'weird wireless' quirks are not just accepte...

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Join the wireless community's finest Podcasts – Waves, Clear to Send, and Cisco Unplugged Connectivity - as well as special guests Manon Lessard, Stephen Rodriguez, Rowell Dionicio, Francois Verges, Payman Samadi, Lance Romigh and Keith Parsons  – as we celebrate with me, Drew Lentz the WirelessNerd, a decade of the Wireless LAN Professionals Conference better known as WLPC! We share both the evolution of this incredible event...

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Prepare to have your hearts and minds intertwined with the latest wireless tech as we embrace the season of love and innovation! Your host Drew Lentz, a wireless aficionado, shares the freshest insights gleaned from the bustling corridors of Cisco Live EMEA, where the buzz was all about the seamless marriage of Meraki and Catalyst Wireless. Experience the revolution in monitoring Catalyst devices through the Meraki Cloud and join u...

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Battling a cold but undeterred, I, Drew Lentz – your Wireless Nerd – bring you a riveting update from the wireless realm that vows to transform your understanding of Open Wi-Fi's potential. Tune in as we dissect Net Experience's game-changing collaboration with Pavlov, a union set to revolutionize affordable wireless solutions. We're raising our glasses to their global partnerships and fresh influx of investments whi...

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Prepare to be propelled into the wireless world of tomorrow as we bring you the electrifying highlights from CES 2024 and NRF 2024! I had a chance to join the brilliant minds from the Unplugged Connectivity Podcast and Broadband Breakfast last week, and here I breakdown how the thoughts that have settled through the dust since then. I dissect the shift in the technological ecosystem where telecom giants are overshadowed by device i...

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Welcome back from holiday relaxation and straight into the heart of innovation—our latest episode is a toast to the future, beginning with a heartfelt hoorah for hitting a whopping 100 downloads. Feel the gratitude as we also prepare to take you inside the bustling halls of CES, sharing a must-visit tip for tech enthusiasts. Meanwhile, I'll serve up a slice of inspiration courtesy of Mr. Beast, proving that keeping your inform...

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