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    • 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

    • Bluetooth

      Bluetooth

      Bluetooth is a specification for short distance wireless communication between two devices. Bluetooth Specifications Fixed/Mobile Mobile Circuit/Packet Both Max Bandwidth 1Mb Range 10 meters Frequency 2.40GHz-2.483.5Ghz (U.S. and Europe) or 2.472Ghz-2.497Ghz (Japan) Host Network None Definer Bluetooth SIG Bluetooth technology is named after Harald Bluetooth, a Danish king who managed to consolidate Denmark and a

    • Rogue Wireless Access Point

      Rogue Wireless Access Point

      A Rogue Access Point is a Wi-Fi Access Point which is setup by an attacker for the purpose of sniffing wireless network traffic. 802.11 (Wi-Fi) utilizes SSIDs (Service Set IDentifiers) to authenticate NICs to wireless access points. There is no similar protocol for authenticating wireless access points. It is possible to place a rogue wireless

    • EAP, LEAP, PEAP and EAP-TLS and EAP-TTLS

      EAP, LEAP, PEAP and EAP-TLS and EAP-TTLS

      Once the popularity of WiFi started to take off in the early 2000s, a major issue that was identified with the inherent security included in the 802.11 standard was the weakness of WEP encryption. Although a number of competing security methods have emerged since this time, the EAP, LEAP, PEAP, EAP-TLS, and EAP-TTLS protocols were

    • How to Change a WEP Key

      How to Change a WEP Key

      A WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) key is a type of security algorithm for wireless devices that protects a computer from hackers and people who are trying to access someone else’s Internet connection. It consists of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F and can be 10, 26, or 58 characters long. For devices within the

    • How to Replace Your Wireless Router Antenna

      How to Replace Your Wireless Router Antenna

      A wireless router is a computer networking device that routes data packets across another computer or across a wireless IP network. The wireless router comes with an 802.11 interface card and antenna. The wireless router antenna is generally what determines the signal strength of the wireless router. If your signal strength is weak, then you

    • Wireless Modems

      Wireless Modems

      A wireless modem is a network device which connects to a wireless network. Modems are frequently associated with telephone systems, but wireless modems are used with computers to connect to the Internet. Connecting a wireless modem to the computer will directly connect to your wireless ISP (Internet Service Provider). Wireless modems operate at speeds comparable

    • Wireless Mesh Network

      Wireless Mesh Network

      A wireless mesh network relies on radio signals to allow several devices within a coverage area to communicate with each other. Wireless mesh networks are often used in conjunction with other networks in order to give users reliability and stability. This is because wireless mesh networks communicate with each other through any device within the

    • WiBro

      WiBro

      South Korea developed the WiBro (Wireless Broadband) technology in order to provide a high speed Internet solution for local consumers. The technology is based on the 802.16e standard which is more commonly known as the WiMAX standard in other countries. At the time of this writing, the capacity of the WiBro connections available in South

    • Mi-Fi

      Mi-Fi

      While Novatel Wireless has copyrighted to name MiFi, it has gone on to mean so much more. Mi-Fi literally stands for my-wifi. In other words, it is a personal credit card shaped piece of hardware that acts as a personal WiFi hot spot for you and a few other computers that you allow onto the

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