How We Share Spectrum

Cocktail Party

Barring the advent of some new technology that allows you and your neighbors to use the same band at the same time with absolutely no interference, this is all there is. We will have have such a technology someday, but we quite have it yet.  

January 11, 2021 0

Resolving the 6 GHz Conundrum

I’m proposing that the FCC releases 480 MHz of bandwidth in the 6 GHz band for a pilot project. The terms of the pilot are as specified, three high speed, indivisible 160 MHz channels supported by ongoing work on inter-access point coordination.

March 6, 2020 0

Shane and Richard on Wi-Fi, Security, and Europe

In this edition of the podcast, Shane and Richard talk about setting up a Wi-Fi network for optimal security and performance, recent developments in security, and what’s going on in Europe with copyright enforcement and privacy.

September 24, 2018 0

FCC Marriott Consent Decree Makes KRACK Attack Worse

By now you’ve certainly heard about the KRACK Internet security nightmare afflicting Wi-Fi. The exploit, discovered by Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens, leverages a vulnerability in the IEEE 802.11i standard for  data…

October 17, 2017 0

Why LTE Unlicensed Outperforms Wi-Fi

The hottest issue in unlicensed wireless spectrum policy is the conflict between Wi-Fi and LTE Unlicensed (“LTE-U”). Some advocates are pressing for restrictions on LTE-U, even going to far as…

May 12, 2015 0