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Networking

Anything related to computer networking such as network design, security, tools, approaches, and concepts


Secure your WLAN (wireless security tutorial - part 4)

Implementing the proper wireless security standard, devising a sound wireless architecture plan, and setting up a VPN and tunneling protocols is a very good way to tackle the task of keeping your wireless network and data secure. There are even more wireless security configurations that can be done to strengthen your security even further.

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IPSec, VPN, architecture (wireless security tutorial - part 3)

IPSec, VPN, and wireless architecture are the words that take wireless network security to the next level. Securing your wireless network is as important as having a good lock on your office door. Getting data or services from unsecured (open) networks is very easy, and breaking into WEP secured networks is fairly accomplishable. The current wireless security WPA and WPA2 standards provide relatively good security layer; however, it is only a matter of time before the community of hackers develops approaches to get into WPA networks as well.

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WPA and WPA2 (Wi-Fi security tutorial - part 2)

WPA (or Wi-Fi Protected Access) is today the security standard in wireless networking that is rapidly replacing the older WEP (Wired Equivalency Privacy) standard. WPA and its younger sibling WPA2 are newer standards based on the IEEE 802.11i ratified amendment set out to improve some of the disadvantages of WEP. This wireless security standard is playing today a vital role in the security of wireless networks.

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Wireless Wi-Fi network security tutorial 101 (part 1)

Even though wireless or Wi-Fi network security is the bread and butter of today's IT Wi-Fi infrastructure, many networking specialists still fear wireless networks because of horror stories from around the world. However, these horror stories happen only in unprotected and unsecure wireless networks. Protected and well managed wireless networks can be almost as reliable as physical wired networks, and we hope this wireless network security tutorial can help you to achieve your security goals.

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How to crack WEP with Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

How to crack WEP with Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG is a task that can employ you for a long time. The Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network adapter driver that comes from the manufacturer does not provide packet injection and network monitoring capabilities which are needed to crack WEP, and therefore before you attempt WEP cracking efforts, you have to update your driver first which can be a daunting task.

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Wireless networking: Wi-Fi 802.11n standard

The 802.11n IEEE Wi-Fi wireless LAN communication standard has finally made it into mass production and is available in the market. Home and business wireless network technicians researching WLAN products face an array of choices in the Wi-Fi technologies arena, and it may not be easy to navigate in the wireless communication waters and make the right decisions. This page brings you information about the 802.11n wireless standard.

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Cycle stealing (grid/distributed computing)

Cycle stealing or CPU scavenging is a concept in distributed computing that relates to utilizing networked resources to accomplish a common computational goal. Some computational tasks can easily overwhelm limits of a single dedicated computer, and cycle stealing is a method for providing additional computing horse power to a task.

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How to break MAC filtering (wifi security)

How to break MAC filtering was probably the first question that followed the invention of the MAC filtering concept and was asked in the same minute when MAC filtering was introduced as a security concept. Many people still use MAC filtering or MAC addressing as a security measure for their wireless networks, but the sad truth is that MAC filtering is very easy to break; it might even be the easiest security measure to break. Luckily, the population of such wireless users has been rapidly decreasing. This page describes the concept of MAC filtering and demonstrates how easily broken it can be.

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How to crack WEP encryption (wifi security)

Efforts to crack WEP encryption have been around and even publicly discussed since the inception of the WEP protocol, and this page brings you information about how to discover and calculate a WEP key from network traffic. This introduction to WEP cracking may be useful to anyone who intends to investigate network security.

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IEEE Wireless Wi-Fi networking 802.11 standards

Wireless communication standards IEEE 802.11 are in place to ensure some degree of uniformity and standardization in the wireless industry. IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. This organization sets standards which manufacturers of computer hardware have to follow to ensure interoperability of their hardware. Nowadays there are several common standards in the wireless industry.

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