I’ve had a good run as a Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer for the last 25 years or so..
I look forward to putting things “on pause” for a while as I would like to do some traveling and pursue some personal activities (when you work at Cisco) it is never easy to create a work-life balance so I’m planning on tilting the scale towards my own personal life balance for a while – I’m not looking for full time work at this time, during this “self-imposed work pause” I plan on catching up on some personal projects (things that have been on the back burner for a long time) and then perhaps pursue some “hobby” type revenue generating activities centering around electronics (could be Wi-Fi, IoT, Radio etc.) or just helping someone accomplish something they might not have done on their own – additionally, I might lend my expertise to startups or eventually create something unique on my own.
If you are in need of help with a small electronic or electrical project feel free to reach out to me using the contact link on this web site… Eventually, I’ll put some time into this website and revise it and improve my web skills.
For those who do not know me, I worked for Tecmar inc. in the 80’s where we made the very first aftermarket products for the IBM personal computer, and then helped Telxon/Aironet and Cisco launch some of the very first pre-Wi-Fi products to launching the latest Wi-Fi 6 products. If you are interested in these things, you can watch some of the many YouTube videos I’ve done in the past – simply just go to YouTube and type Wi-Fi and Fred Niehaus. If you are local (Cleveland/Akron) area and you are a radio amateur you can reach me on my repeater 442.55 MHz 131.8 Hz
If you are looking for Wi-Fi expertise – or someone to present or teach on a technical topic of Wi-Fi or electronics – I’m a Cisco Live Hall of Fame Speaker, I hold three Cisco Pioneer awards (Cisco’s highest award for innovation) and I’ve authored a few books on Wi-Fi – I also wrote most of the deployment guides for Cisco’s Access Points. This site “fredn” is simply a place I can blog or post things – People were surprised to hear I took the early retirement but my Mother has some health issues and it seemed like a good idea to start 2021 with a break from the typical 9-14 hour day to day Cisco life.
I even made up a little fun business card below for my new “micro” activities
All the best
Fred Niehaus N8CPI