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    • 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

    • What is Multicast Wireless?

      What is Multicast Wireless?

      Multicast is the transfer of messages to multiple destinations simultaneously, using fewer networks. The information is delivered to each of the links only once, and copies are created when the links to the destinations split, thus creating an optimal distribution path. Multicasting reduces unnecessary packet duplication. A wireless network utilizes radio communication, unlike wired networks,

    • 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

    • 802.1X

      802.1X

      802.1x is an IEEE standard that provides the definition for the encapsulation of EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) and is also known as EAPOL (EAP over LAN). The standard was first defined in 2001 and later clarified in 2004 to be used with other IEEE 802 working group defined technologies such as the 802.11 wireless standard.

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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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