Wireless Networking

Last Updated on 20 May 2014, Total: 30 Articles and Tutorials

The term wireless networking refers to technology that enables two or more computers to communicate using standard network protocols, but without network cabling. The computers connect to the network using radio signals.

The articles in this section give an overview on how wireless networking functions, the different types of wireless networks available, and the new technologies being developed in the field.

  1. Diagnosing Wireless Issues with inSSIDer and other tools

    Various ways and tools to diagnose Windows Wireless networking issues including the free inSSIDer... Read More

  2. Configuring Windows Server 2008 & Windows Vista Wireless connections from the CLI using netsh wlan

    How to configure wireless networking connections from the command line using netsh wlan... Read More

  3. Wireless Networking - Your questions answered!

    This article is dedicated to answering a selection of the questions I received from WindowsNetworking.com readers by e-mail. Unfortunately I do not have time to answer all of your e-mails individually so I have decided to do so here in the form of an article for everyone's benefit. I have left out all the unnecessary information and just extracted the... Read More

  4. An Overview of Wireless Network Security

    In this article I will point out what sort of threats there are, give you some considerations when planning for the implementation of network security, and also a list of tips that will help to strengthen the security of your network... Read More

  5. Wireless Networking in Windows 2003

    In Part 2 of my Introduction to Wireless Networking series I briefly touched on the subject of IAS in Windows 2003. Here we will look at the Internet Authentication Service in a bit more detail and also see what Windows 2003, and SP1, have to offer when it comes to Wireless Networking. I’ll also show you how to setup 802.1X... Read More

  6. Introduction to Wireless Networking Part 3 - Security, General Tips and Tricks

    Welcome to part three of what was originally meant to be a two part series on ‘An Introduction to Wireless Networking’. We’ll take a closer look at the types of security that wireless networking offers, I’ll give you some general tips and tricks and update you on some of the latest news and statistics... Read More

  7. 802.11b vs. Bluetooth

    The match is on! Which technology will come out on top, or will the points be shared? In this article we’ll take a look at 802.11b as opposed to Bluetooth. I’ll give you a background and point out the advantages and disadvantages of each so that you can make a decision for yourself. Once you have read this article you... Read More

  8. Troubleshooting Wireless Network Connections

    In this article we will look at how to tackle some common wireless network problems that people come across. This document will outline the steps you should take if you encounter one of the mentioned issues... Read More

  9. An Introduction to Wireless Networking (Part 2) - Requirements and Setup

    Welcome to the second of a two part series on wireless networking. In this section we will look at the what and how to of setting up a wireless network, as well as what Windows 2003 has to offer in this sector... Read More

  10. An Introduction to Wireless Networking (Part 1) - 802.11 Overview

    This article will act as the first of a two part series on wireless networking. In part one we will look at the basics and get a general overview of what wireless networking involves... Read More

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