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Wireless is Calling - Will You Answer? Why Wireless Networking is a Promising Career Choice
By David Hucaby
Jun 25, 2013
David Hucaby shares his thoughts on why wireless engineering is a satisfying career choice, especially with new wireless capabilities rolling out all the time.
ZigBee Wireless Security: A New Age Penetration Tester's Toolkit
By Brad Bowers
Jan 9, 2012
Brad Bowers takes a closer look at the ZigBee protocol, some of the attacks that have been leveraged against it, and the security tools that penetration testers can use.
Connecting Non-802.1X Devices to an Enterprise Network
By Eric Geier
Sep 27, 2011
Whether you're an administrator or just a user of a Wi-Fi network secured with WPA/WPA2-Enterprise, you can learn from Eric Geier how to get non-802.1X computers and devices onto your network.
Set Up Multiple SSIDs and VLANs on a DD-WRT Router
By Eric Geier
Jul 19, 2011
DD-WRT is arguably the most popular firmware replacement or upgrade for select wireless routers. Eric Geier walks you through creating a second SSID, segregating it from the main SSID, making two of the LAN ports on the back of the router connect to just the new SSID, and leaving the other two LAN ports connected to the main SSID.
Cisco Unified Wireless LAN Security Fundamentals
By Jake Woodhams, Robert Marg, Jeff Smith
Dec 3, 2010
This chapter discusses the fundamentals of wireless LAN security in the context of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN).
Discovering the Upcoming Wi-Fi Direct Standard
By Eric Geier
Aug 16, 2010
See how you'll benefit from this new Wi-Fi standard. Eric Geier shows you how it compares with Bluetooth and the existing Wi-Fi ad-hoc networking. Plus you'll discover its downsides and negative impacts.
WLAN Design: Range, Performance, and Roaming Considerations
By Jim Geier
Aug 3, 2010
This chapter provides insight and addresses important elements you should consider to avoid common problems when designing a wireless LAN.
Recovering and Securing Your Wi-Fi Encryption Keys
By Eric Geier
Jun 4, 2010
Have you forgotten the WEP or WPA key or passphrase for your Wi-Fi? Eric Geier helps you discover how to recover or reset and secure your network password.
Five Applications to Secure Your Wi-Fi Hotspot Connections
By Eric Geier
May 13, 2010
Don't risk eavesdroppers capturing your email, passwords, and other sensitive info! Eric Geier reviews five helpful apps that encrypt your wireless traffic.
Moving to WPA/WPA2-Enterprise Wi-Fi Encryption
By Eric Geier
Apr 9, 2010
Wi-Fi networks in businesses should be using the Enterprise mode of WPA or WPA2 encryption. Eric Geier shows you how to move from the Personal (PSK) mode to the Enterprise (RADIUS) mode.
Securing Your Wi-Fi Hotspot Sessions
By Eric Geier
Mar 30, 2010
Eric Geier shares tips to keep your email, documents, and computer safe while using Wi-Fi hotspots.
Deploying a Fast and Stable Wireless Mesh Network
By Lee Johnson, Mark L. Gress
Dec 9, 2009
This chapter provides practical tips and advice for deploying a fast and stable wireless mesh network.
Creating a Hotspot Gateway with RouterOS
By Eric Geier
Nov 2, 2009
Eric Geier shows how to set up the integrated hotspot gateway with RouterOS.
Tips on Setting Up and Hosting a Wi-Fi Hotspot
By Eric Geier
Oct 21, 2009
Eric Geier shares tips on installing and operating a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Seven Troubleshooting Tips for Wireless N Networks
By Eric Geier
Oct 1, 2009
Are your wireless N connections not getting the speeds, performance, or range you hoped for? Eric Geier helps you get your money's worth.
Tips to Secure Your Small Business Wi-Fi Network
By Eric Geier
Jul 21, 2009
Eric Geier presents twelve critical tips to consider when securing a small business wireless network.
Tips to Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Network
By Eric Geier
Jul 10, 2009
Eric Geier points out important steps beyond encryption to secure your home Wi-Fi network.
Ten Tips and Considerations on Upgrading to Wireless N
By Eric Geier
Jun 1, 2009
Eric Geier provides tips for making your upgrade to 802.11n worth the expense.
Five Ways to Increase Your Wi-Fi Network's Range
By Eric Geier
May 15, 2009
Eric Geier shows ways to extend your wireless network, from things you can do without spending a dime to adding additional APs.
Discovering More Ways to Share on Your Windows Network
By Eric Geier
Oct 31, 2008
Discover three must-have accessories for your network if you want to seriously share files, printers, and media.

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