LearnPad devices being used with Aerohive anywhere?

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We are looking into using a mobile device called LearnPad or ClassMate. Has anyone using Aerohive used these devices before and if so, were there any special configuration needs for them?

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Andrew MacTaggart, Champ

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I have never used them
but the radio looks like only 2.4Ghz according to the limited tech specs
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n


according to wikipedia the Classmate is b/g

I would not invest money in devices that don't support both bands or don't share the wifi specifications, but that is just me.

questions to ask
does the client support 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz
how many radio chains and streams do the clients support? Are the 1x1:1 or 2x2:2, etc...
does the client support DFS channels
does the client support SGI

for example the new ipad air support the following according to wi-fi.org

2.4 GHz, 5 GHz - Switchable
Tx 2 tested Spatial Streams 2.4 GHz
Rx 2 tested Spatial Streams 2.4 GHz
Tx 2 tested Spatial Streams 5 GHz
Rx 2 tested Spatial Streams 5 GHz
Short Guard Interval
40 MHz operation in 5 GHz
HT Duplicate (MCS 32)

What does the Learnpad support?

What does the Classmate support?

I found info for intel educational tablet, not sure if it is the same
no support for wpa2 enterprise

2.4 GHz
Tx 1 tested Spatial Streams 2.4 GHz
Rx 1 tested Spatial Streams 2.4 GHz
Short Guard Interval
Greenfield Preamble

Anyway client selection is just as important as AP selection, especially if you are putting 20 to 30 devices in a classroom.

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LearnPad is a dual band Educational Tablet Solution that operates on either 2.4Ghz or 5.0Ghz.  LearnPad works perfectly on Aerohive networks.  Please contact LearnPad for more information at http://www.edresources.com
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Thanks for the info

Vendors need to put more information about their wifi capabilities. In fact I think they should list their wi-fi.org features.

Do you know if the learnpads support wpa2 enterprise? Since they are using android, it would seem that they should.


  • LearnPad XD wireless module is provided by Broadcom the market leader in its category. The Broadcom 4334/43341 Dual-band IEEE 802.11 b/g/n dual-channel supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz (with auto-detect/auto-negotiate) and supports both 20MHz and 40MHz channels.
  • Complete wireless connectivity system with ultra-low power consumption, it uses advanced design techniques and 40nm process technology to reduce active and idle power.
  • LearnPad XD supports Bluetooth 3.0


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LearnPads can be connected to WPA2 Enterprise networks, and presumably anything else supported by Android 4.2.2 which is under the hood.

You can't use QR codes to set them up, but if you drag the clock down from the top right hand corner you can get at the Android settings screen and configure it just like any other Android device, thankfully.

I've got one on my desk right now, connecting to a guest wifi network using WPA2 Enterprise (802.1x EAP PEAP).