Eric Geier

Contributing Writer

Eric Geier is a freelance tech writer as well as the founder of NoWiresSecurity, a cloud-based Wi-Fi security service, and On Spot Techs, an on-site computer services company.

7 free and cheap ways to learn about Windows administration

 5 free IT help desk ticket systems

5 free IT help desk ticket systems

These tools provide help desk ticketing, IT asset management and more.

Must-have Wi-Fi troubleshooting and management tools

Must-have Wi-Fi troubleshooting and management tools

Designing, maintaining and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks aren’t simple tasks. Several tools, including Wi-Fi stumblers, Wi-Fi analyzers, RF spectrum analyzers and Wi-Fi survey heatmapping software, can help.

Free and cheap ways to learn about IT security

Free and cheap ways to learn about IT security

From recovering deleted files to setting up an intrusion detection system, these seven projects give you hands-on experience with an array of security tasks.

How to rescue your PC from ransomware
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How to rescue your PC from ransomware

Ransomware is a serious headache. Don't negotiate with e-terrorists. Be a hero and rescue your hostage PC.

Review: Consider VPN services for hotspot protection

Review: Consider VPN services for hotspot protection

We review 7 low-cost VPN services for when you’re out of the office or out of the country.

7 Wi-Fi vulnerabilities beyond weak passwords

7 Wi-Fi vulnerabilities beyond weak passwords

Using strong encryption and passwords is only the first step in protecting your wireless network. Make sure you’re not exposed in these other ways.

Windows 10 tips and tricks for Wi-Fi and networking

Windows 10 tips and tricks for Wi-Fi and networking

There have been many changes in Windows 10, especially since the first anniversary update last August, officially called version 1607. Here are some of the most important changes related to the Wi-Fi and networking aspects of Windows...

Review: Early Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points show promise

Review: Early Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points show promise

There’s a lot to like about Wave 2 802.11ac products, including theoretically faster speeds than Wave 1 products and cool new features such as multi-user MIMO. In this review, we look at five Wave 2 wireless access points, comparing...

Free and cheap ways to study for IT certifications

Free and cheap ways to study for IT certifications

Use these tips for finding inexpensive study resources and getting hands-on experience.

Review: 5 open-source alternatives for routers/firewalls

Review: 5 open-source alternatives for routers/firewalls

These open-source products deliver simple routing and networking features, like DHCP and DNS. Plus, they have security functionality, starting with a basic firewall and possibly including antivirus, antispam and Web filtering.

New Wi-Fi features in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

New Wi-Fi features in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft quietly added several new Wi-Fi and networking features worth knowing about in its recent Windows 10 update.

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