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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

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LWAPP: Standardizing Centralized Wi-Fi Management

Wi-Fi LANs just keep growing and growing. ...

Routers, Switches and Wi-Fi, Oh My!

Let's get straight to the point; if all you're...

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Timing is Everything

You think you have network problems? Try this one on for size. You're a network administrator at the University of Wisconsin (UW) in June when suddenly your Network Time Protocol (NTP) server is getting...

LWAPP: Standardizing Centralized Wi-Fi Management

Wi-Fi LANs just keep growing and growing. And, that's great, unless you have to manage dozens or hundreds of them one by one. Then, maybe it's not so great. Lightweight...

Wi-Fi Shopping 101

If you're like me, when you go shopping for a Wi-Fi device, either online or at your local electronics superstore, you can find it much too easy to be confused ...

Wi-Fi and 3G Together?

We all know that Wi-Fi is big and getting bigger. Indeed, in the States, Wi-Fi access is becoming as common as a cafe latte thanks to businesses like Starbucks, which...

Protecting Your 80211 Network with WPA

After suffering with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) for what seems like ages, we finally have a wireless security protocol, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) that gives us reasonable, albeit...

Routers, Switches and Wi-Fi, Oh My!

Let's get straight to the point; if all you're doing is sharing your Wi-Fi connection with your roommates or neighbors, you need to buy a wireless switch like a...

Making the WPA Upgrade

After suffering with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) for what seems like ages, we finally have a wireless security protocol, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) that gives us reasonable, albeit...

Making the Most from WEP

We all know by now that 802.11's wired equivalent privacy (WEP) isn't good enough to protect our data. That isn't just the theory, it's a fact. Sure, WEP will stop...

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