Tag: Wifi

Windows Networking Still so clunky, big disk problems with Windows Server and 5GHz WiFi DFS Problems

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Man, I don’t use Windows too much any more, but somehow I would have thought that simple things like discovery in a home network would be fixed by now. With a Mac, it is trivial to discover a server with something claleedd Bonjour (or mDNS Responder) for power nerds. This basically has each peer in…

Unifi Instability with Reconnects and Lost Passwords

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This has been pretty strange and I’m pretty sure it has to do with the zillions of settings in the Unifi controller. I’ve been pretty aggressive about hitting every box for our home network, but here are some learnings from reading troubleshooting tips from Unifi: The symptoms: Devices will refuse to connect to our network…

Wifi Hotspots in Wedgewood, Laurelhurst and Ravenna

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OK, I get stuck waiting for meetings around the Childrens Hospital quite a bit. If you don’t want to brave the traffic at U-Village, what are the options. As an aside if you are in UVillage, “World Wraps”: http://seattle.wifimug.org/index.cgi?WorldWraps does have free Wifi and is less crowded than Starbucks by alot. Well, there are some…

WEP Cracking

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“Tom’s Hardware”:http://www.tomsnetworking.com/2005/05/10/how_to_crack_wep_/ has an amazing guide on how to crack a WEP key on a Wifi network. Kinda scary how easy it is. Everyone should move to the more advanced WPA or WPA2 if you can ASAP. Basically, you need a laptop with a Prism2 card in it (this is a particular chipset that the…

Wifi Tools

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OK, here’s the definitive set of tools that I use to make sure a wifi network is working: * “Advanced LAN Scanner”:http://www.radmin.com/products/utilities/lanscanner.php. This is super useful for figuring out what devices and computers are actually on a network. When you get to a new network run it and it will tell you what’s running and…