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Ronald Pacchiano

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Making a Case for Wireless Networks

I'm the IT manager for a small law firm...

Make Your Wi-Fi Network Cover Your Larger Digs

For the last couple of years I have...

Don’t Let 802.11b Bring You Down

I have a considerable amount of money invested...

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New Notebook, Old Wireless Troubles

For the last few months my father's laptop has been giving him problems. Every time it did, guess who he called to come fix it? And it's never just to let me know that...

Your Wireless Network is Slower Than You think

After several years of hard work, my brother has finally managed to open his own Physical Therapy practice. To help make his life easier, I offered to setup a wireless network for him. So...

Move Between Networks the Easy Way

If you're anything like me, you spend a lot of time traveling and working between different locations. Speaking for myself, I spend a lot of time in three primary locations; my office, my home...

Track Down Rogue Wireless Access Points

Of all of the threats faced by your network security, few are as potentially dangerous as the rogue Access Point (AP). A rogue AP is a WiFi Access Point that is set up...

Just Filtering Your MAC Won’t Do Jack

Q.   I was just wondering — If you set up MAC filtering on a home wireless network without enabling WEP or WPA, wouldn't that be sufficient to protect the network from unauthorized access?...

Make Your Wi-Fi Network Cover Your Larger Digs

For the last couple of years I have been living in a small, single-level, two-bedroom apartment. Thanks to my wireless network, I have Internet access available from any room. Over the years I've...

So You Want to Be a Hotspot

Q.   I run a small IT consulting business in the New York area. One of my clients approached me with a project that I'm not certain how to go about implementing. I was...

Making a Case for Wireless Networks

I'm the IT manager for a small law firm in New York. While the firm is small, we've been around for a long time. As such, the partners are very old school in the...

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