May 222011
 

Turn your PC or Laptop into a Wireless hotspot with Virtual Router. Virtual Router is a free opensource software that lets you convert your Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 server into a Virtual wireless router or a hotspot by using

the built-in Virtual Wifi and Wireless Hosted Network features of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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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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Feb 132009
 

Sometimes your Windows Vista will fail to obtain an IP Address from a DHCP server like your Broadband or Wireless router. This is due to a design change in Windows Vista. Unlike in Windows XP (and in the later Windows 7 Beta), Windows Vista DHCP Discovery packets have Broadcast flag enabed by default. This means some of the routers or devices acting as a DHCP server which doesn't support Broadcast flag set in incoming DHCP discovery packetsmay fail to serve the Windows Vista machine with an IP Address.

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Jan 212009
 

If your Windows 7 has been idle for while, your Wireless card may loose connectivity and you may end up with the error:

Network Drivers did not properly install

However, a reboot of the computer gets the wireless just fine.

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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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