Author: Eric Sandler

WiMAX: Broadband Wireless Access

WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is the IEEE 802.16 standards-based wireless technology that provides MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) broadband …

A WISP with Vision

John Scrivner, president and CEO of Mt. Vernon Net, a wireless ISP in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, just east of St. Louis, …

Understanding Ad Hoc Mode

Most installed wireless LANs today utilize “infrastructure” mode that requires the use of one or more access points. With this …

Your SSID Isn’t Hidden Forever

A common security practice among wireless network administrators is to disable Service Set Identifier (SSID) broadcasting on wireless access points …

WPA-PSK: Step-by-Step

Security is all the talk in wireless networks today, whether at home or in the office — and for good …

The Windows Ad-Hoc Exploit

Here’s the scenario: You have an access point at home with a Service Set Identifier (SSID) (define) still set to …