Articles in Category: Wireless Networking
Primarily WiFi, but including other types of wireless computer networking issues, problems, solutions and technologies.
Absolutely not. This is a critically important distinction to make, and it’s one I’m afraid many people misunderstand.
Open Wi-Fi hotspots at coffee shops and other public places are opportunities for hackers. I’ll review how to stay safe.
Wired speeds are almost always faster than wireless. I’ll review why and what you can do. Spoiler: “what you can do” usually involves a cable.
Wi-Fi has only become more important as more devices and online activities become essential at home. I’ll review some of the things to investigate as you search for better Wi-Fi.
Giving a neighbor temporary internet access seems like a neighborly thing to do. Before you do it, understand the risks of sharing your internet.
Mobile broadband is a popular internet connection alternative. As with any connection, it’s important to understand the security ramifications and tradeoffs.
When scanning for wireless connections, you may find several that are unknown, yet appear open and available. Using them is risky. Very risky.
A vulnerability has been discovered in a critical wireless security protocol. I’ll discuss whether you should worry and what steps you should take.
Even if you’re nowhere near a network you’ve connected to in the past, you can still recover the Wi-Fi password from Windows.
If you forget your network’s Wi-Fi password, but you’re still connected, Windows can remind you what it is.
Accidentally connecting to someone’s nearby wireless network can be a serious security risk. We’ll look at some steps to prevent it.
Adding a wireless access point to extend your network’s range can be confusing. Many routers come with wireless capability, but you only need one router.
Wi-Fi Sense, a new feature in Windows 10, is designed to make connecting to wireless networks easier. You’ll probably want to turn off Wi-Fi Sense for privacy.
Using a password protected WPA2 hotspot is a minor inconvenience for a very significant level of additional security. I’ll explain…
Without the proper security others will be able to access your computer and your files, and even watch what you do online. Fortunately, setting up basic security is easy.
When you are connected to a wireless network, but cannot get to the internet, it’s because an IP address has not been assigned to you. So how do you fix that?
Hotels and other hotspot providers often insist that you agree to some terms of service before you can use their internet. The problem is that insistence can often interfere with the connection.
Unfortunately, network sniffing is a very simple thing to do and it has actually nothing to do with the network discovery option.
You hear a lot about the wireless internet, but it’s not something you can just connect to anywhere. It’s more often something you purchase and set up.
“Limited Connectivity” displays when your computer is having problems completing its network configuration. It might as well mean “no connectivity”.
Wi-Fi hotspots make for a convenient connection. To connect, you need proximity, a little hardware, and most important, permission.