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Ten Useful and Free Networking Tools

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Eric Geier, author of Wi-Fi Hotspots: Setting Up Public Wireless Internet Access, shares 10 free networking tools and utilities. From stumblers to help you detect nearby networks, sniffers to see the data, and replacement firmware projects to supercharge your network, you ought to find at least some of some of the tools discussed here useful for your situation.
3. DD-WRT: To Super Charge Your Cheap Wireless Router

3. DD-WRT: To Super Charge Your Cheap Wireless Router

This isn't a program to install onto your computer; it is replacement firmware you can upload onto supported wireless routers.

DD-WRT gives you improved and new features, plus advanced ones that are usually available only in enterprise-class equipment.

Example include multiple SSIDs so you can offer varying encryption methods to the same or segregated networks and a built-in VPN client and server so you can securely connect offices together or offer connections to remote users.

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