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Find rogue APs with Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector using signal strength and sound

Xirrus Wi-Fi inspector is a free tool you can use to gather information about wi-fi around you.  You can also use this tool to locate APs via sound very similar to using radar and sound.   Have an AP you … 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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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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Wireless Dropping? Change your Scan Valid Interval

Is your Wireless dropping?  Update your driver of course and then try changing your Scan Valid Interval.   By default, most wireless cards are set to 60.   This is the amount of time before your wireless ‘looks’ for other … Continue reading

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Wi-fi takes a long time to find network after computer sleeps

After your computer goes to sleep, do you notice it takes a long time to connect to your wireless router? There can be several reasons for this. Here are some tips~ Power management on the adapter is enabled Disable in … Continue reading

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Cannot reset winsock, isatap yellow exclamation, no wireless or internet

Have a wireless card that doesn’t see the wireless?  Does checking the Device Manager show a yellow exclamation mark on the isatap or Teredo Tunneling Pseudo Interface? Always backup your computer before performing advanced commands. Steps Load the latest driver … Continue reading

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Increase your wireless speed

Many people don’t realize that their 802.11N router can provide connections that can be faster.  Typically WMM is not enabled in the router and channel bonding should be checked. If you go to the Network and Sharing center on your … Continue reading

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Resolve wireless issues by adjusting advanced power savings

Usually when I resolve a problem, there seems to be an outbreak of the same problem.   Lately I resolved issues with wireless networking on several laptops and a desktop by disabling the power settings.  Apparently when the laptop woke, … Continue reading

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Improve your wireless signal

Hacking your wireless router There are tons of ways to hack your router.   It doesn’t always mean upgrading your firmware (although this is the best way). DD-WRT has so many options as a free firmware for dozens of routers that … Continue reading

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