Survey your site

When installing a wireless network that is going to be used all around your school, it is important to survey the buildings and map out where each wireless access point will be placed.  It will also allow you to find the best positions to place new cabling and to help stretch your budget a little […]

What is a MAC address

A MAC address is a unique identifying number that works in a similar way to a TCP/IP address, however this magic number is usually assigned to a network device when it is manufactured.  If your network uses TCP/IP, IPX or even NetBeui then all of these protocols will rely on the MAC address. 

What is Radius

Radius is a method of authenticating users and computers that are connected to a host system or network remotely or using wireless networking.  It can be used to control authentication and data encryption protocols on a wireless network system. 

Wireless Standards what are they

Anyone looking into installing a wireless system will eventually ask the question "Which protocol do I go for?"  The answer to this question can be worked out by assessing the equipment that you already have in the school and the type of equipment you will be getting.  You will also need to know about your […]

What is WEP, and how to use it

WEP is an acronym for Wired Equivalent Privacy.  This basically means that all data that is to be transmitted over a wireless local area network (WLAN) is encrypted using a 64bit or 128bit encryption key.

Basic information you need to know about Wireless Networking.

More and more schools are seeing wireless networking as the future for making better use of ICT in the classroom.  With the competitive pricing of laptops and wireless kit there is a big market for this type of technology. However, as with any major project, planning is vital.  This article aims to point you in […]