[SASAG] Next Meeting: Jan 13th: What’s so great about 802.11n?

Ski Kacoroski kacoroski at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 11:01:52 PST 2011

There will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the
University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the
EE Department's web site below. Parking is $5 after 4pm.


Date:        January 13th, 2010
Time:        7pm
Place:       EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
              Room 403, University of Washington Campus
Directions:  http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject:     What’s so great about 802.11n?
Presenter:   Scott McDermott, King County Library System

802.11n is the latest and greatest wireless standard. It's bigger, 
better, and faster than the previous standards. Everyone always says you 
should move to the latest and greatest standard, but not necessarily 
with an understanding of why (beyond it's newer or faster). In this talk 
I will tell you why 802.11n might not be faster, why it is more than 
just a speed increase, and why you should be planning on using 5GHz for 
future deployments. By request, I'll also try to squeeze in a few slides 
on enterprise authentication in a wireless network.


Scott McDermott has been a system administrator for 17 years. He has 
managed networks and systems ranging from 10Base2 networks with a couple 
SparcStations and DGUX boxen to modern 10 Gig networks. He currently 
works as a Network & System Administrator for the King County Library 
System, with an emphasis on the "Network" portion of his job title. His 
wireless experience is in running corporate and public WiFi services for 
the 45 branches of KCLS.



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