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    • Bluetooth DUN

      Bluetooth DUN

      Bluetooth dial-up networking (DUN) is a wireless Internet technology that refers to connecting to the Internet with a Bluetooth enabled cell phone as a modem. Bluetooth DUN offers a low band alternative where there are no local hotspots to provide high speed wireless Internet access. Bluetooth is a wireless protocol that allows wireless communication to

    • How to Access a Linksys Router

      How to Access a Linksys Router

      Users can connect to a Linksys router manually by attaching an Ethernet cable from the router to a computer and typing 192.168.1.1 (the default IP address)  in the web browser. This kind of connection is used to setup a router for the first time or troubleshoot problems when a wireless connection is not available. By

    • Wi-Fi (802.11)

      Wi-Fi (802.11)

      WiFi 802.11 describes a number of radio frequencies that can be used for wireless Internet access. WiFi 802.11 is specifically designed and maintained for the use of wireless Internet and can be found in most residences and commercial buildings in the United States and abroad. WiFi 802.11, which is also known as IEEE 802.11, consists

    • 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

    • 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

    • RSN (Robust Secure Network)

      RSN (Robust Secure Network)

      RSN (Robust Secure Network) is a protocol for establishing secure communications over an 802.11 wireless network. RSN (Robust Secure Network) is part of the 802.11i standard. The RSN Protocol Process The RSN protocol functions as follows: The wireless NIC sends a Probe Request. The wireless access point sends a Probe Response with an RSN Information

    • How to Send Text Messages Free

      How to Send Text Messages Free

      Cell phone text messages typically use the SMS (Short Message Service) protocol. Most cellular service providers charge fees to send and receive text messages. There are numerous ways to send text messages for free, but they vary among cell service providers. Send Free Text Messages by Purchasing the Right Service Plan Some cell service plans

    • 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 WEP to WPA

      How to Change WEP to WPA

      Changing WEP to WPA is a great way to increase a wireless network’s security. These are the two main types of protection available through modern wireless routers: WEP or Wired Equivalent Privacy is a security algorithm that wireless networks use. Hackers can break into wireless networks using WEP very easily with simple software that is

    • 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

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