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    • MIC (Message Integrity Check)

      MIC (Message Integrity Check)

      A message integrity check (MIC), is a security improvement for WEP encryption found on wireless networks. The check helps network administrators avoid attacks that focus on using the bit-flip technique on encrypted network data packets. Unlike the older ICV (Integrity Check Value) method, MIC is able to protect both the data payload and header of

    • Westell Default Passwords

      Westell Default Passwords

      Westell is a provider of DSL routers and other DSL-based devices that telephone companies and DSL subscribers use for wireless Internet in homes or offices, instead of using cable or satellite Internet. Westell products generally have the same features as other routers, such as dual antennas, four Ethernet ports, and WPA encryption, but connect to

    • 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

    • 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 Add a Printer to a Wireless Network

      How to Add a Printer to a Wireless Network

      If you want to add a printer to a wireless network, you need to: 1) Ensure that the printer has at least one USB port. 2) Purchase a wireless adapter and connect it to the printer’s USB port. Since wireless adapters work on Plug-and-Play technology, the printer should automatically detect it and begin installing all

    • LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution Service)

      LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution Service)

      LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution Service) is a broadband wireless point-to-multipoint specification utilizing microwave communications. LMDS operates on FCC licensed frequencies. The FCC divided the United States into 493 BTA's (Basic Trading Areas) and auctioned the rights to transmit on the LMDS bands in each of those areas to LMDS service providers. Each BTA is licensed

    • 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

    • 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

    • How to Setup a Wireless Network

      How to Setup a Wireless Network

      For those who have been contemplating setting up a wireless network in their home, there are many reasons to consider how a wireless network will benefit you. One reason that many people decide to set up a wireless network is to share a internet connection. By setting up a wireless network, several family members can

    • Antenna Types

      Antenna Types

      In antenna engineering, a dipole is the most basic type of antenna and serves as basic framework for all other antennas. Dipoles consist of a metal rod that acts as a conductor with a radio feed line at its core. The conductor splits the signal and creates a positive electrical charge on one end of

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