Ekahau have just released Ekahau Site Survey + Planner v8.0.1. Despite the minor version number, this release has plenty of new things on it, including:

  • ALL Cisco APs and antennas are now included for network planning. Just to play fair, they also added Aruba 277 and a few others, too
  • New set of mouse cursors for network planning are in place, hopefully to prevent accidental AP placements and the like. In other words: it’s now easier to see when you’re adding stuff, as opposed to editing stuff. See the video below for details 
  • Measured data rate can now be visualized (use Visualization Options to select)
  • Supported data rates for surveyed APs can now be seen (see the second video)
  • Visualization Legend can now be hidden (a request we got at WLPC)
  • The sometimes-annoying heatmap tooltip is now shown only when using the Edit tool
  • Several bug and other fixes



04Jan 2017

Here’s a New Year’s resolution you can stick to, and if you do it will make a big difference to your life. Don’t open unsolicited email attachments without checking them first! Ransomware is on the increase and shows no signs of abating. And as Trend Micro detail here, the criminals involved are getting more creative […]

29Sep 2016

As you may be aware, Yahoo suffered a major security breach in 2014 leading to the loss of some 500 million records. If you want the full story, the NY Times have it in detail here: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/29/technology/yahoo-data-breach-hacking.html What’s most worrying about this one, is that so many people have had a Yahoo account at some […]

28Jan 2016

Ransoware is on the rise. In the first three months of 2016, Kaspersky labs report a 14% increase in the incidence of ransomware. So far the most popular ransomware is Teslacrypt (58.4% of attacks), CTB-Locker (23.5%), and Cryptowall (3.4%). In 2015 there were 2,453 reported ransomware incidents in the United States alone, with the crooks […]

17Nov 2015

The first Word macro virus was released into the wild 20 years ago. In 2000, the ILoveYou (or LoveLetter) virus, one of the most damaging of its time, spread like wildfire, using social engineering as a vector. So why, after all this time do viruses still arrive in your inbox, hidden in attachments, ready to […]

05Nov 2015

Imagine for a moment, a Britain where every individual over the age of 3 years old, has their own personal government spy. This person sits next to as you watch TV, sits in the back of your car as you drive, walks around the shops with you, sits next to you at your desk, joins […]

22Oct 2015

One week ago today, the telegraph pole supplying our property and one or two others was knocked over. It was at 7.01 am on the 15th October, precisely at the time the bin lorry came. However, they claim it wasn’t them at all, so despite there being no other traffic on the private lane at […]