Wireless Networking

Wi-Fi

Wireless Networking is becoming more and more common in schools. Wireless Networking provides flexibility for users without the limitations of wires.

This section will be divided into 4 major categories. Within these sections, the process of installing a wireless network will be elaborated upon as well as an analysis of the various security options available in wireless networking technologies.

  • Wireless Networking Devices

  • Installation Process

  • Security Options

  • Wired Networks vs. Wireless Networks

Sections of Our Site

Wireless Device

Wireless Devices include but are not limited to wireless network interface cards (NICs) and wireless routers. Discussion of different Wireless standards including Wireless G and Wireless N will be discussed here.

Installation

The Installation Process will discuss the process of installing and setting up wireless technologies including, but no limited to wireless routers and wireless networking interface cards (NICs).

Wireless Security

Wireless Security is incredibly important when sharing sensitive information. This section will discuss the pros and cons of WEP, WPA, and WPA2, as well as the process of encryption, etc.


Wired vs. Wireless

Wired vs. Wireless will provide an analysis of the strengths and limitations of both wired and wireless networks.


About Us

We are a group of current or aspiring teachers currently studying at Pace University in Westchester County in New York State.



Research Sources

Choosing and Setting Up a Wireless Network

This site provides the reader with the simple steps to creating a wireless network for the home environment. Site includes interactive graphics to help reader visualize the setting up of a wireless network and the network devices needed to create a wireless network.


10 Tips for Wireless Network Security

This site provides the reader with a basic introduction to the various safety protocols employed in Wireless Networking (802.11) including WEP, WPA, WPA2, SSID, etc.


Wired Versus Wireless Home Networking

This site, developed by Dell, provides an evaluation of wired versus wireless networks. Specifically, the pros and cons of each are discussed, as well as recommendations for use in the home environment. These recommendations can be adapted and applied to the school environment.


Troubleshooting Wireless Notebook Connectivity

This site provides an example of how to troubleshoot and document a wireless laptop connection issue. The flow chart is a great way to see the steps to resolving the issue.


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