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    • How to Configure a Router

      How to Configure a Router

      One of the main disadvantages of connecting to the Internet via wire is that it prevents you from moving around. On the other hand, by setting up and configuring a router, you can move around with your lap top and surf the web more comfortably. Configuring a router is not difficult; however, people may have

    • How to Increase a WiFi Signal

      How to Increase a WiFi Signal

      The first thing you can try to increase a WiFi signal is to move the laptop computer or mobile device closer to the source of the network that is being accessed. If you have control over the router of the network, you can increase the wireless signal by placing the router on a high area

    • 802.11a

      802.11a

      802.11a is one of the many standards used for high speed wireless networks, usually referred to as Wifi. This standard was created by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in 1999 and uses several different frequencies including 5.15-5.35/5.47-5.725/5.725-5.875 GHz to send and receive data from one electronic or computer device to another. There

    • How Does Wireless Networking Work?

      How Does Wireless Networking Work?

      Wireless networking has grown from only being a tool employed by academia and Fortune 500 companies to being deployed in locations such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, and gas stations for free consumer use over the past decade. Consumers can install a wireless network in the home for minimal cost today, and many home theater set-top boxes

    • Wi-Fi Software Tools

      Wi-Fi Software Tools

      A wide variety of Wi-Fi software tools are available. These tools for Wi-Fi perform functions such as: Wireless network discovery Wireless network mapping Wireless network traffic analysis Wireless network RF signal strength monitoring Wireless network encryption cracking Wireless network custom frame generation Dictionary or brute force attacks against wireless networks Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

    • WiFi Signal Strength Meter

      WiFi Signal Strength Meter

      Windows and other operating systems have a WiFi signal strength meter, but this is usually basic software and does not really tell the user much about the wireless signal. Fortunately, there are many other programs that do the same thing, but show the user more details about the wireless connection. We will describe some of

    • Wireless Networks

      Wireless Networks

      Wireless networks are those computer networks that use electromagnetic waves instead of wires in order to carry signals over the various parts of the network. Wireless networks which run over other wireless networks often utilize the lower layer networks to provide security and encryption. Stand-alone wireless networks either provide their own security and encryption features

    • MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)

      MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)

      Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) is an upgraded version of the SMS (Short Messaging Service) through which users can send and receive multimedia messages such as texts, pictures, video clips, audio clips, etc. with any compatible cell phone. It is an advanced messaging service that lets users send multiple media in one single message to one

    • SSID (Service Set IDentifier)

      SSID (Service Set IDentifier)

      The SSID (Service Set IDentifier) is a name that identifies a specific 802.11 wireless network. The name is set by the network administrator who configures the router. Some vendors refer to the SSID simply as the “network name.” The SSID is the name of the wireless network and should not be confused with the host

    • Wireless Access Point

      Wireless Access Point

      Wireless Access Point (WAP) is essentially hardware equipment that enables wireless devices to connect to wireless networks, via standards such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and so on. The WAP device typically connects to a wired network, and acts as a communication interface between the wireless devices and wired devices on the network. The WAP device enables

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