Mar 222010
 

Vistumbler is free opensource software licensed under GPL is a Wireless Access Point scanner for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Vistumbler is a good Security tool for not only to Security Experts but also to users with little technical knowledge to quickly scan and see if there are any potential APs around your place.

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Sep 072008
 

YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK 

  1. Add a Wireless Repeater/Access Point to extend the range of your wireless network. Of course, extending the wireless network without wires is “desirable” but this effectively cuts your bandwidth in half – whenever possible use a cable, which is dramatically faster and more secure!NOTE: The Repeater/Access Point should be the same manufacturer as your Router. Continue reading »

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May 082008
 


We saw here how to configure a Wireless Network using WLAN Autoconfig (default Wireless configuration utility in Windows Vista) in Windows Vista when there is a network is available to select and connect. Here, the Wireless Access Point is broadcasting its SSID (Wireless Network Name) for Wireless clients to view when they scan.

However, what if the Wireless Access point is not broadcasting its SSID for security reasons in which case, you will not find this network in the list of available networks. Well, nothing surprising, you can add the network manually.

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May 082008
 


WLAN Autoconfig is the utility introduced in Windows Vista to configure your Wireless Network Adapter in your PC Laptop. This is the equivalent of Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service in Windows XP. A name is not necessary.. is it?

This can be used instead of using the Wireless Network Configuration provided by the manufacturer like Intel. Advantage of using WLAN Autoconfig is it being a native operating system utility and the fact that there isn’t another bloated software that you don’t have to install and run on your computer. A minor downside is that advanced configurations (which we never use anyway) may not be possible.

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May 062008
 


After installing WIndows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), your Wireless network utility may stop working and you may get the following error message every time the system restarts:

The procedure entry point apsSearchInterface could not be located in the dynamic link library wlanapi.dll.

The procedure entry point apsInitialize could not be located in the dynamic link library wlanapi.dll

One of the Wireless vendor utility that is known to have an issue is D-Link.

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