Wireless Networking


Introduction

Wireless networking was originally designed to insecurely access data from other computers without the use of cables.  Since then, WEP was created to make us think it was more secure even though it wasn't, and WPA was created to actually secure things. Some network admins refuse to allow wireless traffic onto their LAN, even if protected by WPA. If you are NOT  one of those admins, or if you are looking to provide public WiFi for your Church, this should be a great place to start and see what others are doing.

 

Purpose

 This page is to discuss Public and Private Wireless Network (WiFi) Solutions and associated concerns and practices.  

 

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Managed Wireless Options

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Unmanaged Wireless Options

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What We are Using

 

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