eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Bandspeed AirMaestro

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Bandspeed AirMaestro

by Andrew Garcia

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AirMaestro 3100AG

Bandspeed's access point has three radios, allowing businesses to utilize the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band simultaneously and provide always-on Wi-Fi monitoring services.

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Connections

Because Bandspeed's APs do not yet support 802.11n, the 3100AG only offers a pair of 10/100 Ethernet ports (1 with PoE).

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Management Console

The AirMaestro WLAN Management Console gives administrators a centralized view of the WLAN network, its potential sources of interference and identified rogue devices.

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Rogues Gallery

AirMaestro APs further detail detected interferers and rogues, allowing administrators to conduct over-the-air mitigation if desired.

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Create a Network

From the Management Console, administrators can easily create data or voice networks, assign security parameters, and deploy settings to the intended access points.

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Cluster Management

Administrators can add or remove APs from the managed cluster either via the Console (shown) or through any access point's Web-based GUI.

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Spectrum Analysis

Bandspeed's APs can be used to identify non-Wi-Fi sources of radio interference in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, identifying detected microwave ovens or cordless phones.

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AP GUI

Bandspeed utilizes a controllerless architecture, and unfortunately, APs must be configured individually for some things.

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Granular Controls

When managing APs individually via each device's GUI, administrators have access to more in-depth controls over Wi-Fi and QOS behaviors.

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