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delia25
1 hour ago

I understand that using unsecured public WiFi is a security risk, and if I’m not using a VPN, someone can “eavesdrop” on my activity. What I don’t know is...

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delia25
1 week ago

We have a Fortinet Fortigate device in one of our branch offices that suffered a power outage in a storm. I was able to rejigger the...

2 Answers |
PaxProSe
2 weeks ago

One of my friends has her small business’s wireless network secured with WEP encryption. I’ve suggested that she should change to WPA/WPA2 and advised her...

3 Answers |
TheCount
2 weeks ago

Some new routers tout their inclusion of “beamforming.” How much does this really improve the range of a wireless router? Is it just a catchy tagline (“...

RomanZ
2 weeks ago

I'm looking for an easy way to check the security on my network to make sure that we've got all the ports we don't need shut down. Is...

Tags: network, security, test |
5 Answers |
rcook12
4 weeks ago

One of the things that Apple added with iOS 7 was “wireless mesh networking.” How does this work, and what makes use of the feature?

penelope
4 weeks ago

I'm reading through an earlier question posted here and now am wondering if there's a way to tell if my company is monitoring my...

Tags: privacy |
7 Answers |
dthomas
4 weeks ago

I have a friend who can't remember her WiFi password and didn't write it down anywhere. I have it stored on my Android phone (Galaxy S2...

TravisT
4 weeks ago

When setting up a home network, is it worth the extra effort to assign static IP addresses to everything, or is DHCP the way to go?

Tags: DHCP, home network |
2 Answers |
PaxProSe
4 weeks ago

Does anyone have a good guide on how to recover the network key on a Linksys Wireless G Router?

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