My name is Sam. I live in Spring Hill, TN and wireless networking is ‘my thing’. I work for a Cisco VAR but the opinions here don’t necessarily reflect that. 🙂 I live with my lovely wife Sara, our 4 cats, and 2 dogs. Between travel, work, and home, I keep pretty busy so blogging time sometimes takes a back seat. If there is anything you want to see me post on, just drop me a line!

Professional accomplishments include a variety of wireless related certifications – the two most prominent of which are:

  • CWNE #101
  • CCIE #40629 (Wireless)

Drop me a line if you’d like to recommend something to write about, have any questions, or simply want to say hi! You can reach me at sclements@gmail.com!


3 Responses to About

  1. Wilson Craig says:


    I wanted to let you know that we launched a new online community today for a new type of networking expert focused on wireless LAN, security and mobile device management. More information about The Aruba Airheads Community is available here: http://www.arubanetworks.com/company/communities/airheads-community.

    I hope that you’ll stop by, join and work with the community moving forward.

    Best regards,

    Wilson Craig
    Director, Corporate Communications
    Aruba Networks, Inc.
    M 408-516-6182

  2. benjamin franklin says:

    sam, thanks for the article about fixing an nm-air. I suspected that should work but nice to have it confirmed.

    I have another suspicion : that all those modules are the same. The cue, the ce-bp, this wireless one : they all look identical. That would mean you could turn any of the Piii mini-computer nm’s into any other one … would you say that’s correct ?

    • scwifi says:

      Yes, the hardware is identical for the most part. Some modules have hard drives, different memory, etc – but the main baseboard should be the same across platforms. It’s Cisco’s way of reducing the hardware investment across various platforms. We’re seeing much more of this today across virtualized product offerings. The ‘magic sauce’ would be the BIOS components of each specific NM model that provide the ‘identity’ for each product. As far as I know, those cannot be modified without manufacturing level tools. In theory, you could however, take any disk with a Linux/BSD distro and load it on the cards for a fully functional PC/server in the box.

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