Posts Tagged ‘WiFi’

20 Tech Habits To Improve Your Life

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Technology is supposed to make life easier, but it doesn’t seem that way when you’re struggling to wrangle 289 new e-mail messages, dealing with a hard-drive crash, or suddenly realizing that you left an important file on the office computer. Thankfully, plenty of tools can help. We’ll tell you which ones are worth trying, and we’ll also suggest some practices that you can incorporate into your workday to use tech tools more effectively and efficiently.

Link: PC World

Linux Wi-Fi As Easy As It Can Get

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

This program automatically looks at what Wi-Fi card you have, it disables any wireless driver currently installed, fetches the correct Windows driver from the Internet and installs it with NDISwrapper.

Link: Launchpad

The ABCs Of Securing Your Wireless Network

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Wireless security is no longer the domain of geeks and system administrators, but is now an issue in the lives of everyday users, from the worker with a home office who wants to keep sensitive files secure to the homemaker who wants to avoid an RIAA lawsuit because the teen next door is a wireless-leeching P2P addict.

In this practical introduction to the basics of securing your home wireless network, we’ll cover the important, high-level points that ordinary users need to know in order to secure a network of game consoles, phones, and PCs.

Link: Ars Technica

Use SSH To Create Secure Tunnels For File Transfers

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

This guide will show you how to access a computer located on your home network from outside of your local area network. For the purposes of this guide, let’s assume we are trying to access a HOME SERVER such as a Mac Mini located on your home WiFi router. The home computer could just as easily be a Ubuntu, or similarly flavored Linux machine. The first thing that we will need to do is determine your home IP address, and then we will setup port forwarding on your wireless router. Keep reading to get started with this process or go here to learn how a SSH Tunnel works.

Link: Zaphu