Wi-Fi can be fickle. The RF signals and wireless devices don’t always do what’s expected – it’s as if they have their own minds at times. Wireless site survey tools can help avoid Wi-Fi interference issues and WLAN configuration problems.
Stories by Eric Geier
Wi-Fi is quite fickle. The contention between Wi-Fi devices and the dynamic communication medium of the airwaves makes it a sensitive technology with many settings and situations that can slow it down.
A review of five mobile survey apps - iBwave Wi-Fi Mobile, iMapper WiFi Pro, WiFi Analyzer and Surveyor from ManageEngine, Wi-Fi Visualizer from ITO Akihiro, and WiTuners Mobile - for enterprises to small offices.
All five tested products validate the superior throughput of 802.11ac
Whether you’re in IT or an average end user, here’s what you need to know about the changes and new features.
Implementing 802.1X authentication, which includes everything from setting up a RADIUS server to keeping end users connected, isn't easy.
Implementing and supporting 802.1X authentication on your network can be a challenge, but here are some tips that can help save you some time, money, and frustration.
Attempting to "hack" into your own wireless network can help you spot potential Wi-Fi security vulnerabilities and figure out ways to protect against them.
There's been much controversy over mobile OS security, especially where Android is concerned. With 47 per cent of the smartphone market in Q4 of 2011, according to ABI Research, it's no wonder that Android is getting attention.
Even if you have an enterprise-level Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer, like <a href="http://www.metageek.net/products/wi-spy/">Wi-Spy</a> or <a href="http://www.flukenetworks.com/enterprise-network/wlan-security-and-analysis">AirMagnet</a>, free Wi-Fi tools can also come in handy. You might use them during the planning or installation stages of your <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/wireless.html">wireless</a> LAN, while troubleshooting, or when performing maintenance. They could even serve as your primarily tools in smaller and less-complex environments.
Wi-Fi is inherently susceptible to hacking and eavesdropping, but it can be secure if you use the right <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html">security</a> measures. Unfortunately, the Web is full of outdated advice and myths. But here are some do's and don'ts of Wi-Fi security, addressing some of these myths.
There are hundreds of thousands of Android apps, including many that are useful for IT professionals on the job. These apps can help connect to servers, monitor computers, access databases, analyze the airwaves, scan networks, and serve as a reference. Here are 16 of these apps, most of them free.
Android doesn't rival BlackBerry when it comes to security and enterprise support. But Android devices can still be reasonably secure. Here are some tips to help you protect your investment, privacy, and data.