Category Archives: Wireless

Slow SQL Connection or Network in Windows 10 – Update

Finally found a small problem with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.  After upgrading, we have discovered that Windows  was responding slow to our SQL Server 2008.  What we discovered is below. Slow response times in Windows to a SQL … Continue reading

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AlphiMAX PTP Estimator provides an excellent way to align your wireless antennas

Need an excellent program to estimate your wireless bridges from building to building?  AlphiMAX provides an excellent online program to estimate your wireless links. Sign up is easy and fast.  The PTP Estimator requires that you have the Latitude and … Continue reading

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Diagnose your network and view network packets with Microsoft’s Message Analyzer

Microsoft’s Message Analyzer enables you to capture, display, and analyze network traffic.   This software even allows payload rendering in order to see pictures and other data. Download Here

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The easy way to subnet your network

Why?  The Golden Question All over the internet you will find information on ‘How to Subnet’.   Suddenly you are thrown into a world of bits and binary and given charts of ‘How to Subnet’.   But why do you subnet? Subnets … Continue reading

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Using a GPS to perform a Wi-Fi survey

It is important to perform a wi-fi survey so that you can determine not only the perfect place to locate your access point or bridge but to gain an understanding of the channel co-existence challenge you may face.  With wireless … Continue reading

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Network Switches – Avoid Daisy-Chains

When you are networking computers, wireless access points, printers and other nodes in multiple rooms, try to avoid daisy-chaining switches or using small 4-8 port switches when you are in a hurry.  Replace any hubs on your network as soon … Continue reading

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Configuring WDS to extend your wireless network

Want to extend your network and make it more reliable and robust? Note:  IP addresses and MAC addresses in this demo are in a controlled lab environment Here’s what you will need – Two routers with the same firmware Preferably … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Toolkit for IT Professionals – GE Geek Toolkit

I discovered GE Geek through Rick at What’s On My PC.  GE Geek is a resource like no other.  The time and dedication to linking and uploading the thousands of resources at GE Geek is commendable. The best feature by far … Continue reading

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Excellent site to understand deployment

Need a step by step tutorial on Sysprep, ImageX or other Windows’ deployment methods?  Me, Myself and IT has excellent step by step tutorials on these different methods. Getting started using Windows Deployment Create a Windows PE USB    (Includes … Continue reading

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Commands in Telnet – DD-WRT and Tomato routers

If you have flashed your router with DD-WRT or Tomato you can probably use the following linux commands in the picture below. Before you get started, you’ll need to enable Telnet client on your Windows computer.  Go to Programs and Features under … Continue reading

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Can Hackers Steal Secrets from Reflections?

I encourage my students to go over and visit Rick, Paul and Bill’s blog.  In 2009, Rick posted a link to a Scientific American article on How Hackers Steal Secrets from Reflections.   Great Article.  With our students going through some … Continue reading

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Tweak your wireless router

Many people who set up their wireless routers never optimize the channel to keep from ‘bumping’ into their neighbors.  Regardless if you are a Apple, Linux or Windows user, you should select a channel as far away from your neighbors … Continue reading

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ASUS RT-AC66U Dual Band 3.3 802.11AC Router

The Asus RT-AC66U Router continues to lead the pack with firmware downloads with improvements through enhanced features and security.   Last night Jay messaged me with details on one of their features that provides a dual WAN option with fail-over features. … Continue reading

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How to guard your wireless network and see intruders

100% credit goes to Bill Mullins for sharing this information. (BillMullins.wordpress.com). Softperfect has some of the best freeware for Windows.   With Netscan you can see devices on your network and find information about the  devices.  Now with their software … Continue reading

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Need a small wireless access point or wireless router?

Here’s one of the smallest, feature packed and powerful routers for under $30.  The NetShair Nano by iogear offers some of the most features money can buy.  Here’s how it works (interactive).   (Thanks Jeremy for bringing it in!) Compact … Continue reading

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What should you do with an old computer? Create a home router/firewall!

ITX-motherboards can often be found in older computers from garage sales or thrift stores.  What is the practical use for these motherboards or older computers? Here’s a small project that involves protecting your home. After finding an ITX motherboard and … Continue reading

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WISP – A view from above

One of the areas entering the IT arena over the past several years is advanced wireless technology.  So what is a WISP? Here’s an excellent article from PCWorld:  Meet WISP, the wireless future of internet service. Josh and John of … Continue reading

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150 Best Windows Software

As we move into our seventh year, we have found Rick over at What’s On My PC and the articles he finds on the web to be some of the most useful resources.   Rick once again has found an … Continue reading

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Increase your router’s power and purchase a better antenna for better performance

Increasing your router’s power or purchasing an antenna will improve the signal to noise ratio at the receiver.  You may have given up on laptops or desktops but you probably still have wireless for your tablet, smartTV and other devices. … Continue reading

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Tomato – another wireless router firmware alternative

We have a ton of articles on DD-WRT and have used the firmware for a ton of different routers.   Recently we looked into Tomato another free firmware upgrade for the older Linksys WRT54G routers. Tomato like DD-WRT offers a … Continue reading

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