Tag Archives: Wireless Networks

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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NetSpot Review – Wi-Fi survey app for Windows

In this three part series we review NetSpot a Wi-Fi survey app for Mac and Windows. In this part, we look at the Microsoft Windows version of NetSpot.  NetSpot performs accurate Wi-Fi surveys that allows you to use a map … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Hacking the Netgear WGR614

Students and readers know that I love DD-WRT and open firmware.   I love finding old routers and refurbishing the routers with firmware or hacks.  Often I find a router that is not upgradeable by way of open source firmware. … 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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Protect Yourself with HotSpot Shield

In many hotspots today, malicious people can run their computers or droids in adhoc mode allowing  your computer to connect to them while unknowingly to you;  they have malicious intent.   How is this done?   By running their computer … Continue reading

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Design your network online with Overture

Overture provides a small download package that integrates with Bing maps so you can design your wireless network online.  Overture offers dozens of options to create a detailed wi-fi network.

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Free Wireless Resources from CWNP

Certified Wireless Network Professionals are being recognized for their expertise in the wireless community.  CWNP offers excellent free resources for anyone interested. CWNP Blog

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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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Improve Vista and Windows 7 networking

A lot of discussion is always heard when ‘we’ talking about our tweaks for networking. We have found with several networks and not just our own that disabling LLMNR (Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution)  improves network speed. Information on LLMNR – … Continue reading

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