Tag Archives: Wireless Network

DHCP Network Hint

Network interfaces in Windows 7 now cache the current configuration and network information once they make a connection to a network.   When a user moves to a second network and then back to the first network, both networks are … Continue reading

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Wireless settings and what they mean

Doing research on wireless settings of your access point can be confusing and very technical.  Here’s a couple of settings you will find in your wireless AP – RTS- (Ready to Send) threshold specifies the packet size of RTS transmissions. … Continue reading

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Add a system information page to DD-WRT

Want to have fun with an older router that is virtually ‘unbrickable’ .  The Airlink 101 670w can be purchased for under $25.00 and if you do brick it, you can unplug it and hold down the reset for 30 … Continue reading

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Wireless Network Information using netsh

Want to see information on your wireless network.  We have offered software such as NetSurveyor, Inssider and others.  Here’s a way to see the information about your current connection. Open a command prompt and type – netsh wlan show networks … Continue reading

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Reset TCP/IP – Network Troubleshooting

Click Start Menu, type cmd in the search box or run box ( Hold down Ctrl + Shift and hit Enter)Type the following commands, each followed by pressing enter. ipconfig /flushdns nbtstat -R nbtstat -RR netsh int ip reset all … Continue reading

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Running BackTrack on Virtualbox

Network administrators should perform penetration tests on their network to include their routers, firewalls, switches, wireless APs, wireless bridges, web servers and all critical nodes.  BackTrack is an excellent program to perform penetration tests and to evaluate the security of … Continue reading

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Airview 2-2.4 Ghz Spectrum Analyzer – Review

If you are looking for an economical solution the 2.4 Ghz Spectrum Analyzer by  Ubiquiti  is an excellent buy and is around $64 with an external antenna (AirView software is free)  My recent purchase for our class (personal purchase) is an … Continue reading

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2000 mw USB Wireless – 2 Watts of Power

The Alfa 802.11 g/n wireless usb adapter is one of the strongest on the market.  This adapter fits desktops and laptops alike and retails under $40.00.  The SMC antenna is removable and a high gain antenna can be place on … Continue reading

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Find Your Wireless Drivers Using Netsh

Recently we had a driver for a wireless desktop computer that was working and 23 others that were not.   What had happened was we experimented with a wireless driver and it worked.   Because the original wireless device did not have … Continue reading

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Find WiFi Networks

The most powerful Wireless USB adapter for desktops, laptops and netbooks is around 2 mw for the home user.  (See our updated post and high gain antennas for the adapters here ) We have featured key wireless utilities such as … Continue reading

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Use your router as a wireless access point.

This morning I was explaining how you could use your router as an access point if you were trying to conserve money or a WAP was needed right away.  Ben found this article on Netgear.  Link

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See What Ports are Open on Your Computer and What is a Port Number?-Updated

Why is it important to know what ports are open on your computer?  Ports are associated with specific services.  For example- if you open up the internet and type  http://www.wordpress.com a virtual port opens in your network services to allow your … Continue reading

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WPA Cracked No Big Deal

WEP Cracked, WPA Cracked, blah blah cracked.  No big deal, we are always going to be seeing this.  If you use Radius, VPN, mac address filtering, Keberos and have all of your updates and patches, someone is always going to … Continue reading

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