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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
There is truly an advantage to adding multiple NIC cards to a computer. It won’t speed up a single internet connection but it can help with loss of signal, detecting access points, transferring information to and from computers. When adding … Continue reading
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
Need technical information about your Wi-Fi? dot11Expert provides detailed information about your wireless card, APs, wi-fi signals in your area and provides a detailed graph of signal strength and quality. More information can be found at KC Softwares.
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
Need an update and stable version of your Atheros Wireless Drivers? Often the wireless drivers found at, https://www.atheros-drivers.com/atheros-network-drivers.html , are more stable than the manufacturer.
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
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
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
Vistumbler is an excellent program to detect wireless networks and hotspots. Vistumbler was originally made for Windows Vista but now works with Windows 7 flawlessly. With live Google Earth tracking, you can add a GPS to your laptop and map … Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Acrylic Wi-Fi real-time WLAN information and network analysis monitors – Access points (SSID/BSSID) Signal level Inventory Channels Security Other features include – Hidden networks: Detailed information for hidden WLAN networks. Get hidden networks SSID names with monitor mode capture. Packet … Continue reading
A good wireless planner found online. This tool allows you to export the map to Google Earth. Link
Many people wonder what connection they have when extending a wireless antenna. We have used Fab-Corp for years and they have a good site on explaining and showing the different connectors if you want to add an antenna. Link
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