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Social Engineering: Educating Users on How to Strengthen Networks

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2018 1:39:48 PM / by Keith Hutton posted in WiFi Security

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“If it is online, it can be hacked!” This phrase has served as the motivation for both hackers and security professionals for years. Every network has its weaknesses and vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit to gain access to your network. The only way to completely avoid a potential attacker is to pull the network cable. However, depending on the circumstances, doing this could actually create the exact denial of service result the attacker intended.

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Building a Wired Backbone Installation Kit

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2018 10:29:42 AM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Project, WiFi Basics, Install

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It is important to understand that a wireless network isn’t wireless at all. There are cables, access points, and various other pieces of hardware that need to be installed when implementing a wireless network. With any installation, there are specific tools that are required to get the job done. While a WiFi project might require some specific tools depending on the building’s materials, size, and network needs, we have compiled a list of the basic tools and materials needed for a WiFi installation kit.

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Personal WiFi Routers / MiFi Impact on Office WiFi

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2018 4:16:29 PM / by Dione Potila posted in WiFi Basics, Network interference, co-channel interference

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A personal WiFi router is generally used for residential purposes. They are directly connected to a modem that is provided to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and are capable of propagating wireless signal throughout a home.

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Apple Devices WiFi Troubleshooting

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2018 10:07:09 AM / by Blog Team

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WiFi is the oxygen of the IT world. It's been implemented in almost every home, business, restaurant, and even on planes. It is a revolutionary technology that connects people and businesses. Nevertheless, it is prone to technical issues like dropping the connection, slow connection, or the SSID not appearing on the device. While it does get extremely frustrating when you can't connect to the Internet, these simple troubleshooting steps will help you regain access and be on your way.

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Introduction to 5 GHz WiFi Channels

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2018 2:08:37 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Channels, 5 GHz

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WiFi signal at 20 MHz has a very distinct shape. This shape leads to overlap on other WiFi channels that can be used for setting up access points (AP). Unlike 2.4 GHz channels, all 25 of the available 5 GHz channels are non-overlapping at 20 MHz wide.

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For best practices, it is highly recommended to choose different 5 GHz 20 MHz channels:

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Consumer/Home vs Enterprise Access Points

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2018 3:28:06 PM / by Blog Team posted in Wireless Technologies, Access Point

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The demand for wireless connectivity is ever increasing as wireless technology has become a staple in almost every device used in frequently trafficked buildings, from single-family homes to commercial airports. The number of devices connected to WiFi increases exponentially depending on the intended purpose of the wireless deployment.

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WiFiPerf / iPerf for WiFi Access Point Stress Testing

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2018 1:50:42 PM / by Blog Team posted in bandwidth, udp, tcp, Access Point, WiFiPerf, iPerf3

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WiFiPerf Professional is a bandwidth performance measurement app for Mac OS that operates as a testing client when connected to different testing servers. The app is used to test Mac OS, iOS, Windows, and Android that run either iPerf2/iPerf3 (server mode) or WiFiPerf EndPoint.

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Best WiFi Channel to Use for 2.4 GHz

[fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2018 10:56:57 AM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Basics, WiFi Channels, 2.4 GHz

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Short Answer: Only use channel 1, 6, or 11.

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Cloud Managed WiFi and FedRAMP

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Blog Team

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The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that assesses, authorizes, and monitors cloud products and services. The program’s main goal is to ensure that cloud products and services are entirely secure, while reducing the time and money that any individual agency would spend self-assessing a provider’s security.

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Campus WiFi Upgrade Process

[fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2018 2:13:31 PM / by Blog Team posted in WiFi Project, Wireless Network, Campus Wifi

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Upgrading the WiFi in a large space is a big project. Upgrading the WiFi on a university’s campus is a huge project. With numerous academic and residential buildings, stadiums, and even outdoor areas, it is imperative to plan the project accordingly so as to not disrupt business, learning, and living conditions. A complete WiFi upgrade is not a simple task. It takes planning and patience. There are three main phases of a campus WiFi upgrade: design, installation, and testing.

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