Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Job That Ignites My Passion for Wireless

I recently started working at Frontera Consulting, LLC. The founders, and by extension the company, have had a lot of experience in creating and managing large networks and wireless deployments, ranging from setting up ISPs, to municipal Wi-Fi, and even Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint links.

This is the type of job that is a perfect fit for me. I love the magic of receiving boxes of hardware and cable that will eventually become a communication network. There is always a sense of adventure that comes from going out in the field to install the equipment after you have set it up and run tests on it.

To the average user, it's just Wi-Fi; big deal. Almost everybody has a Wi-Fi router at home. Of course, they're not setting up backhauls, VLANS, and fiber links to get better reception while sitting on the toilet.

I feel gratification knowing that the end product just works. It is satisfying to know how much work goes into setting up a system that "just works". Even with all the technical skill and know-how, it is miraculous when these things work as planned.

In the coming months, I expect to learn much and to grow in my technical skills. There will be more miracles in my future.

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