Macro to crop and resize images in Word(macOS)

Preface This article is mostly intended for users of Ekahau Site Survey Pro generating report documentation. I encourage you to clean-up, manipulate and prepare your floor plans before importing them into Ekahau. This will save you from a headache when it comes to report-writing time. Image manipulation is much easier before we create the Ekahau … Continue reading Macro to crop and resize images in Word(macOS)

Macro to crop and resize images in Word(Windows)

Preface This article is mostly intended for users of Ekahau Site Survey Pro generating report documentation. I encourage you to clean-up, manipulate and prepare your floor plans before importing them into Ekahau. This will save you from a headache when it comes to report-writing time. Image manipulation is much easier before we create the Ekahau … Continue reading Macro to crop and resize images in Word(Windows)

Feature Request: Apple TV, more advanced Volume control via IR

The Apple TV 4 / 4K (5th Generation) is great! This is not a review article but I am impressed and satisfied with the Apple TV experience. The Scenario I have a “Bose Solo 5” soundbar attached to the TV via Optical audio input (you know, the fiber optic cable that can carry audio). The … Continue reading Feature Request: Apple TV, more advanced Volume control via IR

Build Your Own APoS Tripod: Manfrotto Ranker Stand Modification Guide

Introduction For a more full-bodied introduction to this topic please see previous post: Refinement of the APoS Survey Tripod or watch the Follow Up Video: WLPC_EU 2016 Ten Talk. I felt confident that I could improve the Manfrotto Ranker stand for the purposes of “AP on a Stick” (APoS) work. There are two aspects that require attention; … Continue reading Build Your Own APoS Tripod: Manfrotto Ranker Stand Modification Guide

Refinement of the APoS Survey Tripod

I have used numerous combinations of tripod, battery pack and PoE injector during my time carrying out “Access Point on a Stick” APoS design and survey work. This post will cover the noteworthy tripod & battery configurations I have tried so far, ending on a high note with my current (as of July 2016) solution. … Continue reading Refinement of the APoS Survey Tripod

Run two instances of Cisco Spectrum Expert from shortcuts, with band specific Plot configurations

You can launch a second instance of Cisco Spectrum Expert by holding down the shift key and clicking on the pinned icon. However this requires you to manually select the plot layout each time you load the software. This post details a method to have two shortcuts pinned to the start bar, one instance loads with the 2.4 GHz plot layout, the second loads with the 5 GHz plot layout.

Spectrum Analysis using Cisco Spectrum Expert, Autonomous AP with CleanAir

Some time ago I was asked to use Cisco Spectrum Expert to perform spectrum analysis at a customer site. The initial problem I faced was how to interface the hardware, the PCMCIA cardbus sensor would not talk to my MacBook Pro, I experimented with USB -> Express Card and then Express Card -> PCMCIA, but … Continue reading Spectrum Analysis using Cisco Spectrum Expert, Autonomous AP with CleanAir

Site Survey: Tracer Lithium Polymer Battery

The Terrawave battery pack has served me well performing site surveys. However it is a heavy beast, coming in at 3.82 kg. I would like to introduce the Tracer Lithium Polymer battery that I am currently using for site surveys and share how I use it. The Tracer battery is a 12v battery with a charge … Continue reading Site Survey: Tracer Lithium Polymer Battery