Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What’s the Difference Between Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure Mode?

Not all Wi-Fi networks are created equal. Wi-Fi access points can function in either “ad-hoc” or “infrastructure” mode, and many WI-Fi-enabled devices can only connect to infrastructure-mode networks, not ad-hoc ones.
Wi-Fi networks in infrastructure mode are generally created by Wi-Fi routers, while ad-hoc networks are usually short-lived networks created by a laptop or other device. But it isn’t always so simple.

8 WiFi Scanners to Discover Hidden Wireless Networks

Most of the wireless routers today comes with some security feature such as security encryption (WEP/WPA), MAC address filtering, lowering transmission power, disabling DHCP & use static IP, and hiding of SSID to help keep your wireless network safe from intruders. Each wireless security mechanism helps to increase the difficulty of unauthorized users from hacking in to your wireless networks but surely does not prevent the determined ones. In this article we will be focusing on one of the option “Broadcast SSID” found in most wireless routers.

3 Free Tools to Restrict or Limit Internet Download and Upload Transfer Speeds

The amount of software on the average computer that wants to access the internet for updates or because it requires internet access to function is growing all the time. Unless you have a super fast internet connection, when you have something that requires a lot of bandwidth, it will often slow other things down that are also using the internet. For instance, downloading files through a web browser and playing an online game at the same time could limit the game’s performance and make it nearly unplayable with high pings because the browser is hogging the bandwidth leaving very little for the game.