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Sniff Like Silver

Sometimes I dream That he is me You've got to see that's how I dream to be The dream I riff, the dream I sniff Like Nate I want to be like Nate (Silver) Much has been made of the increased emphasis on statistical analysis, especially in the wake of New York Times blogger Nate Silver correctly predicting the electoral results for all 50 states in the recent United States presidential election.  Can analytics be applied to WLANs?  Of course they can.  It's just a matter of sniffing the right stuff. There are a lot of bad WiFi networks out there. There.  I said it.  It's out there and I can't take it back.  I see a lot of Wi-Fi in my travels.  Almost all of it could be improved upon and much of it seems like it was installed by folks with little understanding of how 802.11 networks work. So, what do we do to fix it? We can have best practices.  We can finally ditch automatic RF controls.  (Please, people.  If you haven't head yet, you want to set