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One in four wireless networks are still unsecure

Annually our class studies wireless technology and its implementation into homes and industry.   Surveys are conducted to analyze security used, transmit power and geographic location of wireless technology. According to Wigle.net, Security has improved over past years.  Home users … Continue reading

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Change network adapter priorities in Windows 10 – PowerShell

First thing – disable network adapters you don’t use If you use Ethernet, disable everything but flow control Disable LLMNR Adjust NTLM Perform test with Totusoft’s network speed test Next, avoid latency of your network card by adjusting the network … Continue reading

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Enable SSH on your Router

SSH is a secure way to program your router remotely.  SSH provides the encryption you need to avoid MtM (Man in the Middle Attacks). In many routers, you’ll find SSH under the Administration menu.   This can be enabled to … Continue reading

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Find your Wi-fi password from the command prompt

Ready to work on your router or someone else’s?  Don’t know their password?  You can find the password from the command prompt.   Open a command prompt and type: netsh wlan show profile name=WIFINAME key=clear Substitute WIFINAME above with the … Continue reading

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Setting up a wireless repeater with DD-WRT and Tomato firmware

So you can’t cover your home or business with an adequate wireless signal. Here’s what you can do. You can purchase a wireless router at local thrift stores for under $10.  When shopping for routers, look for Wireless N routers … 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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Map a drive to your own computer’s drive

Network admins and programmers generally use a shared folder to develop and test software.   Usually there is a program that is shared to multiple computers and there is a common drive letter assigned to and mapped to workstations. An … Continue reading

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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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Antenna Patterns

EMS Quest Viewer and predefined patterns are available for download here. This Viewer allows you to see the RF signals generated by different types of antennas.

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Samsung Electronics Says It’s Developed Faster Wi-Fi Technology – Bloomberg

2.4 Ghz? 5 Ghz? How about 60 Ghz? Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) said it has developed a Wi-Fi technology that can increase data transmission speeds by five times the maximum rate possible with existing consumer electronics devices. The 60 GHz … Continue reading

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Wireless Planner

A good wireless planner found online.   This tool allows you to export the map to Google Earth.  Link

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Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector

My two personal favorite Wi-Fi Inspectors are NetSurveyor and inSSIDer. Another great application is Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector which is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP, Vista, or 7laptop. Built in tests enable you … 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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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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Zyxel MWR102 tiny router/AP

Finally got my Zyxel Routers / APs in.  Promised pics earlier with our blog post earlier last week.  With a router/ap switch on the side and the ability to act as a router, ap or bridge, the routers came with … Continue reading

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CIT Continues Advanced Training on Airfiber AF24s

The Computer Information Technology class continues to receive advanced training on the Ubiquiti AF24 Airfiber.  The Ubiquiti AF24 Airfiber is a hi-power, linear 2X2 MIMO radio with enhanced receiver performance and reliability.  The AF24 has a breakthrough speed of 1.4+ … Continue reading

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Router Emulators

Need to practice setting up routers or adjust a router before adjusting your own?  Here’s a few links to different router emulators.   Linksys (Cisco) – Soon to be Belkin? Netgear Trendnet D-Link

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InSSIDer 3.0 Personal

InSSIDer 3.0 Personal Edition is available for download at Metageek.  InSSIDer 3.0 is an excellent tool used to analyze and see your wireless APs. Note:  If you currently use InSSIDer version 2.1 and use the GPS features, 3.0 personal does … Continue reading

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Optimize Your Network Settings

Want to further optimize your network settings?   Use this little known settings in Windows. (Directions are for Windows Vista and Windows 7 – settings apply to Windows XP also). Open the Network and Sharing Center Click on Change Adapter Settings … Continue reading

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Best Wireless Access Point for classrooms and events

We were looking for a solution to several classrooms that are completely wireless and needed an access point that could handle the traffic and any interference.   With the growing trend of BYOD, classrooms easily double and triple in their … Continue reading

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