Articles by Eric Geier 

Deploying VLANs with Multi-Vendor Support

Creating VLANs lets you divide your single physical network into multiple logical networks, or broadcast domains, so you segregate users for increased security, performance, and quality of service (QoS) control.

Upgrade to Windows Server 8?

Since Microsoft recommends a clean install over an update, it really comes down to what your current problems are and whether or not you will benefit from the new features, of which, there are many in '8'.

Troubleshooting Checklist for 802.1X on Your WLAN

If you're having problems with 802.1X authentication on your WLAN, our troubleshooting guide might save you some hair-pulling.

Implement WPA2 Enterprise Encryption on Your WLAN

WPA2 Enterprise encryption with 802.1X authentication provides the best Wi-Fi security for businesses, but it's not always easy to configure. Our guide will get you past some of the stumbling blocks.

Manage Network Tasks From the Windows Command Prompt

Mounting shared drives and connecting to remote resources is something you can easily do from the Windows GUI. With our quick guide to the command prompt, however, you can more easily automate large tasks.

Ease 802.1X Deployments With the SU1X Configuration Tool

SU1X provides a simple 802.1X configuration wizard network administrators can distribute to end users, cutting down on frustrating configuration errors and speeding deployment.

Review: Avenda Quick1X 802.1X Configuration Tool

You should use Enterprise mode security on your Wi-Fi network, but it's a complex task to configure 802.1X security. Avenda's Quick1X offers a handy wizard and other tools to make the job simpler.

Review: XpressConnect from Cloudpath Networks

XpressConnect simplifies access to your Wi-Fi network by providing easy-to-follow wizards that connect Linux, Windows, Mac and iPhone clients in a snap.

Free Wi-Fi Stumblers Do the Work But Save You Money

Our survey of nine wireless stumblers will help you plan, configure, troubleshoot and your Wi-Fi network without a lot of expense.

MAC Address Spoofing for Windows, Linux and Mac

MAC address spoofing is common technique for testing your network, and it's a favored method for penetrating poorly planned network security. Learn how to do it on the major platforms.

Using Third-Party 802.1X Clients on Windows, Linux or Mac

If your operating system's native 802.1X client doesn't work with your gear, or if you need additional features, you've got a few choices for your Windows, Linux or Mac clients.

Free and Open: 18 No-Cost Solutions for Your Enterprise Network

Running a large network is never going to be cheap, but if you can cut unnecessary expense, you should. Here are 18 no-cost solutions, ranging from operating systems to hosted services that can help you pare costs without compromising on performance.

Ten Networking Hacks for Your Windows Registry

Our list of networking-related registry hacks will let you keep your computer from showing up in Network Neighborhood on other computers, fine tune 802.1x settings, and even take some of the load off your CPU.

Manage Your WLAN from the Cloud

Instead of organizations having to purchase, set up and maintain back-end servers, cloud-based WLAN management services offer hosted access that's cost effective and requires no installation.

Five Web Operating Systems You Can Take for a Spin

Is a cloud-based WebOS in your network's future? Here are five you can try out from your own servers or from public hosting.

Use FreeRADIUS for Wi-Fi Authentication (Part 2)

It's Free Software, it runs on Linux, and it's the most widely used RADIUS server on the planet. Here's how to deploy FreeRADIUS for Wi-Fi authentication for Windows and Linux clients on your network using CentOS.

Use FreeRADIUS for Wi-Fi Authentication

It's Free Software, it runs on Linux, and it's the most widely used RADIUS server on the planet. Here's how to deploy FreeRADIUS for Wi-Fi authentication on your network using CentOS.

Vista Brings Wireless Change

Improvements to the Windows wireless stack are welcome, but they'll take a little getting used to.

How Ready Are You to Support Wireless LANs? (Part 2)

Having policies and infrastructure in place before the first WAP goes online are key to a smooth wireless rollout.

How Ready Are You to Support Wireless LANs? (Part 1)

Still considering your wireless rollout? Good preparation means a better shot at avoiding post-deployment chaos.

Nine Steps to a More Secure WLAN

There's plenty of upside to wireless computing as long as you don't forget your security basics.

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