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    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • How to Access a Netgear Router

      How to Access a Netgear Router

      You can manually connect to a Netgear router by plugging an Ethernet cable into both the router and computer. Once this connection is established, you can type 192.168.1.1  (the default IP address) in the browser in order to access the Netgear router interface. A dialog box should appear asking for the username and password, which

    • How to Reset a Netgear Router

      How to Reset a Netgear Router

      Netgear routers are some of the most popular routers in the world, providing both residential and commercial users with wireless networks that are accessible from a wide variety of mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even desktop computers that are outfitted with a wireless adapter (which Netgear also sells). Netgear routers are available

    • How to Increase a WiFi Signal

      How to Increase a WiFi Signal

      The first thing you can try to increase a WiFi signal is to move the laptop computer or mobile device closer to the source of the network that is being accessed. If you have control over the router of the network, you can increase the wireless signal by placing the router on a high area

    • 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 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,

    • 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

    • 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

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