More articles by "Jim Geier"

How to: Define Wireless LAN Deployment Risks

If you don’t anticipate risks, the deployment of a wireless LAN can lead to trouble. Learn about common risks and how to avoid them.

How To: Define Wireless Network Security Policies

Because of the use of radio waves, a wireless network is not secure unless you take special precautions. Follow these recommendations when defining the wireless network security policies for your company.

Is Wi-Fi Roaming Really Seamless?

Wireless LANs are meant to provide roaming, and most people expect it to be seamless. Here's how it really impacts wireless applications.

On the Road with Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly popular for travelers. Learn what Jim Geier found while traveling by auto throughout much of the Southeastern U.S.

Tips for Extending Access Point Coverage

Sometimes a WLAN access point doesn't quite cover as much space as needed. Learn how to extend the range of an access point without installing another one.

How Secure Is Your Wireless Network?

To investigate just how safe from prying eyes a Wi-Fi network really is, sister site Wi-Fi Planet performed a 'wardrive' through residential and office areas looking for security lapses. Here's what they found.

The Wireless Question: 802.11a vs. 11g

When it comes to setting up a Wi-Fi netwwork, there's been an ongoing debate over which is best: 802.11a or 802.11g? Learn from real-world testing how these two competing standards behave in a home office environment.

Wi-Fi Routers at Work in the Home Office

There's been an ongoing debate over which technology is best for a home office: 802.11a or 802.11g? In this tutorial we learn from real-world testing how these two competing standards behave in a home office or small office environment.

Home Office WLAN Installation Tips

Wi-Fi networks are fairly easy to install in a home office or a small office. These tips, however, will make the installation go much smoother. You'll also learn if a new cordless phone is is order and when not to pop popcorn in the microwave.

Home Office WLAN How-To

Wireless local area networking is prolific, but do small businesses really need it? Learn why installing a Wi-Fi network in a home office or a small office makes sense. It's a lot easier than you might think.

WLAN Management Considerations

Don't stop short after installing a wireless local area network. Be sure to consider WLAN management tools to ensure your network delivers maximum performance and security.

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