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Pivot Time!

Pivot Time!

Oh! The P-Word… PIVOT is a word that’s been used a lot lately, but it does ring true to what many of us are doing. Brown Pelican is looking at how we can realign our business offerings to expand a bit outside of providing kick-ass wifi and networking just for events. Here are a couple of ways we’re pivoting: Virtual Events […]

Making “Lemonade Out of Covid-19 Lemons”

Making “Lemonade Out of Covid-19 Lemons”

Oh - 2020! Seriously, what a year it has been. As with many of you, our business was severely impacted by the restrictions placed on live events because of Covid-19. We’ve had to make adjustments, and refocus our model a bit, but we’re still kicking! We’ve also been...

We’re Still Here – Complete With a New Website!

We’re Still Here – Complete With a New Website!

It’s been a challenging 3 months (which has felt like a year!), and we hope you’re doing well. At Brown Pelican WiFi we’ve worked hard to keep our business going. We’ve made some tough decisions, cried, and felt really stressed. And we know we still have work to do. Sound familiar? Well, we’re in it […]

Channel Widths and CoChannels

Channel Widths and CoChannels

When managing network efficiency, the channel width is an important consideration. Most WiFi radios have an adjustment for this, but what does it really do? To answer this we first need to explain Co-Channel Interference (CCI). To visualize CCI, picture traffic on the Bay Bridge during rush hour. This data congestion hinders the radio’s performance […]

Eliminate the Clutter on Your Network

Eliminate the Clutter on Your Network

Create Unique SSIDs for 5GHz and 2.4GHz Home WiFi Network Tip 2: Separating your 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Radios Most home routers and access points are dual-band, meaning they have 2 radios – 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. These radios and frequencies usually have the same SSID (network) name, leaving it up to the devices to choose the […]

WiFi Channelization and Why it Matters

WiFi Channelization and Why it Matters

A common problem we see with consumer grade networks is network channel overlap.  This is an easy problem to solve and can drastically improve the performance of your network. The devil is indeed in the details, but let’s start with the basics. WiFi Channelization 101 Your WiFi is a lot like your radio or TV.  […]

The Dark Side of Bandwidth

The Dark Side of Bandwidth

If you’ve been in the Event WiFi industry for even a little while, you’re probably familiar with this concept: Adequate Bandwidth = Rock Solid Event WiFi  We all know that the WiFi doesn’t work unless you have sufficient, and ideally, dedicated bandwidth for your event. But there can be a dark side to securing that […]

Happy Big 10 Brown Pelican WiFi!

Happy Big 10 Brown Pelican WiFi!

From Then to Now 2019 marks the 10th year in business for Brown Pelican WiFi! In 2009, Glenn Hall, our Founder and Fearless Leader (maybe we should put that title on his business cards too?), started the company as G.E. Hall, LLC, a consultancy, advising clients on their event IT and WiFi needs. Since then, […]

User Exclusive WiFi Network at Samsung Unpacked 2019

User Exclusive WiFi Network at Samsung Unpacked 2019

On February 20th, 3500+ attendees arrived at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to see the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 device. 2019 is the 10 year anniversary of Samsung’s Galaxy phone, and this event was packed full of announcements about how Samsung planned to bring smartphones into the next decade. Devices that feature […]

WiFi at Fort Mason Center Now Provided Exclusively by Brown Pelican WiFi 

WiFi at Fort Mason Center Now Provided Exclusively by Brown Pelican WiFi 

We’re excited to announce that Brown Pelican WiFi has installed a permanent network at Fort Mason Center, and we are the exclusive wifi provider! Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, one of the Bay Area’s most iconic event venues, hosts hundreds of amazing events each year – from corporate conventions, to concerts, art exhibits and […]