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    • What is ZigBee?

      What is ZigBee?

      ZigBee is a wireless protocol that was developed as an International standard to enable wireless, machine to machine communication, and networks. It is considered the catalyst for constructing “Smart” enabled buildings and homes since it is based on reliable network communications, a pro-longed battery life, and can be simply operated. The ZigBee Alliance is the

    • 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

    • WEP Key Passphrase

      WEP Key Passphrase

      A wireless network key is an encryption key for that prevents unauthorized users from accessing a specific wireless network. The user creates wireless network keys, which either a wireless router or a computer that is connected to that wireless router can manage. Wireless network keys can be any length greater than eight characters and can

    • WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)

      WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)

      Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is a technical standard for accessing information over a mobile wireless network. A WAP browser is a web browser for mobile devices that use the protocol. Before the introduction of WAP, mobile service providers had limited opportunities to offer interactive data services, but required interactivity to support Internet and applications such

    • Linksys Default Password

      Linksys Default Password

      The Linksys network router is one of the most popular home and office networking pieces of equipment sold by Cisco. The company has produced Linksys routers supporting the latest version of the 802.11 standard for more than a decade with the most current models capability of supporting the 802.11N standard supporting extremely high throughput for

    • CCMP (Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol)

      CCMP (Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol)

      CCMP (Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol) is the preferred encryption protocol in the 802.11i standard. CCMP Cryptography CCMP is based upon the CCM mode of the AES encryption algorithm. CCMP utilizes 128-bit keys, with a 48-bit initialization vector (IV) for replay detection. The Components of CCMP The Counter Mode (CM)

    • Access Point

      Access Point

      As technology has advanced, devices have become more complex and integrated. Access points make a good example of such devices. These can be described as hardware that includes a modem, router, and other optional functions that are all compiled into one device. Access points are becoming more popular than modems or routers and they are

    • 802.11i

      802.11i

      The 802.11i wireless standard was released by the IEEE on June of 2004 and implements improved encryption for wireless networks than realized on past standards released. Commonly referred to as the WPA2 implementation, the 802.11i implementation requires newer encryption standards than seen with the WEP implementation by requiring TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and AES

    • 2wire Default Password

      2wire Default Password

      The 2wire Ethernet client wirelessly connects electronic devices that are not equipped with wireless cards or adapters to a home network. Once configured on a Windows computer, a 2wire card can be used on any device that has an Ethernet connection (e.g. an Xbox 360). A common problem is determining what the 2wire default password

    • How to Setup a Linksys Router

      How to Setup a Linksys Router

      One of the most popular router brands on the market is the Linksys router. Despite this popularity; however, end-users are commonly challenged to setup the device in the home, office, or other locations. There are a number of types of Linksys routers on the market to include the WRT54G, WRT610n, and the Linksys e4200 which

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