Wireless Networking

Last Updated on 30 Sept. 2014, Total: 31 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. Tips and Considerations for 802.11ac Wireless

    In this article I’ll share some tips and considerations when deploying 802.11ac wireless, giving you a better understanding of the technical aspects... Read More

  2. Tips for Assigning Wi-Fi Channels

    In this article we'll discuss Wi-Fi channels and share tips on assigning optimum channels to your access points (APs)... Read More

  3. Tips to Secure Your Router from Hackers

    In this article the author explores a couple of security vulnerabilities in consumer and small business-class routers and explains how to prevent your network against these threats... Read More

  4. 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

  5. Tweaking Your Wi-Fi Router or Access Points

    In this article, the author reviews various settings of wireless routers or Access Points (APs)... Read More

  6. Using Wireless Networks in Windows 8

    In this article the author discusses some of the network-related interface, feature, and functionality changes in Windows 8 Consumer Preview... Read More

  7. Ways to Increase Wi-Fi Security

    In this article the author will share some techniques you can use to help prevent wireless eavesdropping, attacks, and even unintentional security vulnerabilities... Read More

  8. Wi-Fi Network Design Tips

    Designing and deploying a wireless network is much different than with wired networks. Transferring data via the airwaves brings up added security and performance concerns. Here I’ll share some tips you’ll find useful during the planning, installation, configuration, and maintenance phases of a Wi-Fi deployment... Read More

  9. Wireless Changes in Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2

    In this article we'll take a look at the wireless-related changes in Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2... Read More

  10. 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

  11. 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

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