Wireless Water Cooler

Reply
Contributor I

Apple Mac vs PC

I see a lot of the Aruba guys and wifi engineers in general using Macs - anyone keen to share why they chose the Mac path?
New Contributor

Re: Apple Mac vs PC

Hi,
Mac devices have latest technology upgraded wireless interface cards.

Thanks,
New Contributor

Re: Apple Mac vs PC

Hi,
Mac devices have latest technology upgraded wireless interface cards.

Thanks,
Highlighted
Guru Elite

Re: Apple Mac vs PC

Everybody has their preference. The Mac gives you the potential to run APPS for Mac, Windows (through a virtual machine) and freebsd (Linux). The Mac also makes wireless packet captures easy up to 80mhz wide channels. The wireless also has a pretty good supplicant for connectivity. Again, you will find some people that carry it as their only laptop or multiple laptops depending... Every body's needs are different.

*Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.*
ArubaOS 8.3 User Guide
InstantOS 8.3 User Guide
Airheads Knowledgebase
MVP

Re: Apple Mac vs PC

To the point about the Mac's having the latest WiFi tech. My friend and I manage a small wireless network for a company that has all Mac's. We decided to switch off 2.4Ghz altogether as all their devices supported 5G. We were surprised to find that even their 3 and 4 year old devices all has AC cards.

 

I personally prefer PC over Mac only because I find Mac OS infuriating. I'd sooner take a Linux box running Fedora.

 

To each their own though. Whatever you enjoy!

Occasional Contributor II

Re: Apple Mac vs PC

Just to add to what cjospeh said.  As a wireless network engineer I rely on my Mac laptop daily for testing and troubleshooting.  Macs come with the latest WiFi tech that is hard to find in PC laptops.  Also, Apple makes it easy to put the WiFi card into promiscuous mode for packet sniffing without the need for an expensive external adapter and software.  I have to mention Adrian Granados and his extremely useful software, Airtool, that makes is crazy easy to capture WiFi packets on a Mac.  You should check it out as well as his other software.  https://www.adriangranados.com/

Phillip Kluttz
Network Engineer University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Search Airheads
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: