Deranged Ravings #1

This is a new category I am going to try and post to on occasion. Every now and then you read something in a text book or blog, or hear something in a presentation that just makes you wonder what the hell they were thinking. Some weird idea that is stated as a plain and obvious fact despite the fact it makes no god damn sense.

Here’s one I remember from when I was studying for my CCNA from one of the Cisco CCNA text books – and even worse it was in one of their online exams!

What is the primary benefit of wireless?

You might think – mobility? Employee satisfaction? Guest access?

Nope. Cost savings.

Cost. Savings.

Are you shitting me. Never in your wildest dreams will that work out.

The idea is obviously to save money on cabling (ignoring the fact that you have to cable all the APs anyway, and don’t forget the air monitors). And you will never get the user density on wireless. And the wireless equipment is expensive. And you will need an expensive as shit controller. And the AP licenses. And you don’t get the speeds or usability of a wired network on wireless. And it is a nightmare to fault find.

Yeah. Cost Savings.

Screw you guys.