Wi-Fi-Tips

Stopping the IoT Botnets

As the Internet of Things (IoT) has gained popularity and momentum with WiFi Crockpots and “smart” toothbrushes, it was only a matter of time until IoT devices were hacked… and that time has come. The recent DDoS attacks haven’t relied…

Get Creative with the SSID Name

In the Wi-Fi world it can be difficult to get creative, but we all have networks that need to receive a SSID, or service set identifier. Many people enjoy naming their SSIDs and spend some time coming up with a…

Dead Spots and Slow Zones

Many users of Wi-Fi experience poor connectivity and slow speeds. In one room it doesn’t work at all, and in another the speeds may crawl. To achieve a dependable wireless connection, Wi-Fi has to overcome many barriers and obstacles –…

Stress Testing 30 iPads in a Classroom

Recently, Wireless Lan Professionals performed a Wi-Fi stress test aimed at proving how well Wi-Fi vendors can handle a K-12 classroom full of iPads. The Wi-Fi stress test did not compare software features offered by the various Wi-Fi access point…

Wireless Security Basics

In this lesson, you’ll learn some of the basics of Wi-Fi security. We’ll also share our recommendation on which type you should choose – eliminating the guesswork and helping you keep your network as secure as possible. WHAT ARE THE…

Designing Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz band

Today we’re going to compare and contrast the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. By understanding the tradeoffs (like congestion and channel selection) that each Wi-Fi band has, you’re going to be able to ensure the best deployment for your…

Adjacent Channel Congestion

You know why channels 1, 6, and 11 are the best choices for operating your wireless network (this is because 1, 6, and 11 are the only Wi-Fi channels in the 2.4 GHz spectrum that don’t overlap with one another).…

Channels 1, 6 and 11

One of the best things you can do to improve your 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network coverage is choosing the proper channel for your wireless router to operate on. But how do you know which channel to choose? Before we get…

Timeframe Tips by Trent

As MetaGeek LLC’s newest intern, I will be writing about some useful tips and tricks to do with your Wi-Spy or Wi-Spy 2.4x. Today I’ll be addressing the timeframe. By default Chanalyzer 2.1 will show only the past 2 minutes,…