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Intro to WiFi Networking Workshop

Date: 06/18/16 Start: 9:00 AM End: 12:00 PM Location: Cupertino Community Hall
Credential Credit (What's this?): No

Introduction to WiFi Networking Workshop


The workshop will consist of several short modules with each module followed by a brief hands-on exercise.  The modules will cover network basics such as addressing, network equipment such as switches and routers, network design such as mesh, field power, and device configuration such as mesh nodes, VoIP telephones.

Course Description page (contains full workshop details and downloadable course materials)


  • Bring a laptop that can get on a wired network and a CAT5 cable.  The first exercise assumes you have a Microsoft Windows PC.
  • If you have a mesh node, bring it along.  Your mesh node should have BBHN v3.0.0 or greater. 
  • If you don’t have a mesh node, we will have some for you to work with.
  • Please download and install the FREE program Angry IP Scanner (  If you don’t have a Java RTE installed, it will prompt to download and install that as well.  We will use this program in the exercises to scan the local network (the network tool “ping” does not work with Windows 10).
  • Talk-in on AA6BT Repeater 146.115+ PL100.0.


Cupertino Community Hall (between City Hall and the Library), 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA.  Park on the street or in the lot off of Rodrigues Ave just east of City Hall.

Note: 90% or better class time attendance required for credit.

Instructor: Oberhofer

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