Eric Geier

Contributing Writer

Eric Geier is a freelance tech writer. He’s also the founder of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a cloud-based Wi-Fi security service, and Wi-Fi Surveyors, which provides RF site surveying.

9 things to check after installing wireless access points

9 things to check after installing wireless access points

Whether you’re upgrading equipment or building out a whole new Wi-Fi network, use this handy checklist to make sure everything’s shipshape before you let users connect.

15 free Modern Windows apps for IT pros

15 free Modern Windows apps for IT pros

There are countless free app lists out there for traditional Windows applications and mobile OSs, but not as many for the newer Modern Windows apps. Most of these apps are still very basic in their functionality, but nevertheless...

Windows 10-based Wi-Fi analyzers: No frills, low cost

Windows 10-based Wi-Fi analyzers: No frills, low cost

WiFi Tool, WiFi Commander stand out in test of five stumbler and surveying apps.

Review: Hot cloud-based tools for Wi-Fi hotspot management

Review: Hot cloud-based tools for Wi-Fi hotspot management

Cucumber Tony, SputnikNet, Tanaza deliver management support for multi-vendor wireless networks.

Review: Cisco, Linksys lead the way in smart switches

Review: Cisco, Linksys lead the way in smart switches

We looked at switches from six vendors, the same vendors from our recent small business router review. So if you’re building an SMB network, reference both reviews to find a matching router and switch that meets your needs.

How to build an SMB network in 9 easy steps

How to build an SMB network in 9 easy steps

Building a successful network for companies that typically lack full-time IT staff.

How to configure Wi-Fi channels for top network performance

How to configure Wi-Fi channels for top network performance

Understanding how Wi-Fi frequency bands and channels work is key to a reliable wireless network with minimal interference.

Review: Software-based NAS options for the storage do-it-yourselfer

Review: Software-based NAS options for the storage do-it-yourselfer

We test 6 products targeted at the SMB market, some with free versions.

Review: Free and low-cost Wi-Fi stumblers for the Mac

Review: Free and low-cost Wi-Fi stumblers for the Mac

Here’s our take on wireless stumblers that run on Mac OS X for all you Apple fans.

Slideshow: Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools

Slideshow: Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools

Wi-Fi test toolsMany Wi-Fi test tools are software-based, such as Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzer programs that use a laptop’s internal Wi-Fi or maybe a USB wireless adapter. The four products we reviewed are: AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester,...

Review: Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools

Review: Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools

AirCheck, Yellowjacket-BANG, Wi-Spy and Pineapple Mark V offer Wi-Fi test tools for network professionals on the go.

What is Second Wave Wi-Fi?

What is Second Wave Wi-Fi?

MU-MIMO or Second Wave 802.11ac can deliver significant benefits to enterprise networks, public hotspots.

How to use enterprise Wi-Fi security in SMBs

How to use enterprise Wi-Fi security in SMBs

No matter what size your business, using WPA2 security is a good first step to protecting your Wi-Fi network. Don't blow it by using the standard's not-so-secure PSK mode.

5 Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzers for less than $100

5 Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzers for less than $100

Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzers are a must-have when troubleshooting Wi-Fi interference and performance issues, or when simply checking channel usage on the wireless bands.

4 new access points deliver super-fast Wi-Fi

4 new access points deliver super-fast Wi-Fi

Linksys, Xclaim, Amped and ZyXel bring 802.11ac to SMB, enterprise markets.

9 tips for speeding up your business Wi-Fi

9 tips for speeding up your business Wi-Fi

Is your company's lethargic Wi-Fi making users scream? Try these techniques for a zippier network.

How to monitor Wi-Fi traffic on Android devices

How to monitor Wi-Fi traffic on Android devices

With these sniffer apps, instead of having to run captures on your bulky laptop, you can walk around with your Android tablet or phone tucked away in your pocket.

New Gigabit Wi-Fi access points target SMBs

New Gigabit Wi-Fi access points target SMBs

Gigabit Wi-Fi access pointsLast year, we reviewed five of the first Gigabit Wi-Fi access points to hit the market. This time around, we’re testing three new entrants: the Cisco WAP371, D-Link’s DAP-2695, and the Edimax WAP-1750. Each...

Review: Gigabit Wi-Fi access points for SMBs

Review: Gigabit Wi-Fi access points for SMBs

This time around, we’re testing three new entrants to Gigabit Wi-Fi access point market. Cisco, D-Link and Edimax deliver impressive speeds, solid management tools.

5 common Wi-Fi attacks – and how to defend against them

5 common Wi-Fi attacks – and how to defend against them

In addition to using strong passwords, you need to prepare your network for these types of attacks. Here are some common vulnerabilities and how to protect against them.

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