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    • 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

    • Netopia Default Password

      Netopia Default Password

      Netopia is a popular broadband product company that produces Internet routers and other WiFi devices. Motorola acquired the company in 2007 and made partnerships with wireless providers around the world. Such providers include AT&T, Swisscom, and NextGen Tel in Norway. Unlike other router brands, Netopia’s default password is the 6 digit serial number located on

    • How to Login to a SMC Router

      How to Login to a SMC Router

      SMC is a popular brand of wireless routers, but unlike most routers, SMC routers don’t have a universal username and passwords to access its configuration menu. The username and password varies depending on the model. If you want to gain access to your SMC router you can check your manual to see its default username,

    • MAC Address Filtering

      MAC Address Filtering

      MAC Address filtering is a technique that is implemented on many wireless networks to filter which devices are able to connect to the wireless network. MAC Address filtering allows an administrator to allow specific devices to connect to the network while blocking all other devices. MAC Address filtering is a free service provided by most

    • SMS Shortcuts

      SMS Shortcuts

      SMS (Short Message Service) is a protocol for sending and receiving brief text messaging over digital cellular networks. Most people send SMS messages from the very small keypads on their mobile phones, and most people who receive SMS messages read them on the tiny screens of their mobile phones. Because of those considerations, and because

    • 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

    • How to Secure a Linksys Wireless Router

      How to Secure a Linksys Wireless Router

      A Linksys wireless router is a device that converts digital information into wireless radio waves and vice versa. Linksys wireless routers, like other wireless routers, are used for wireless computer networking. They use an antenna and an Ethernet or coaxial cable connection to allow computers to connect to a wireless network that is within range.

    • 802.11n

      802.11n

      Information technology group Wi-Fi Alliance or WFA has been testing a next generation, yet still pre-standard wireless networking program that would define wireless Internet of the future. Much ado has been tackled about the technology called 802.11n. For the average Internet user, who knows not too much about the standards and technicalities of the information

    • 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

    • Cantenna

      Cantenna

      A Cantenna is a waveguide antenna that is directional in nature, and is used to better detect or broaden a wireless network’s range. The original Cantenna was a 50 ohm resistive load that amateur radio enthusiasts used. It is a simple product that can be created with an empty Pringles can (and more recently, wider

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