A1 Computer Services

David Martinez-IT Support Specialist

Emergency Phone (956) 221-1043

Wireless Network Security
Wireless Network, WiFi

Wireless Networking

You can use a wireless network or WiFi to share Internet access, files, printers, and more. Or you can use it to surf the Web while you're sitting on your couch or in your yard. Plus, it's easier to install than you think.

Note: For Windows Vista users, we recommend installing Windows Vista Service Pack 1 before setting up your wireless network. For Windows XP users, we recommend installing Windows XP Service Pack 3. Although the service pack is not required for wireless networking, it does make things much easier and helps protect you against hackers, worms, and other Internet intruders.

Wireless Technology

There are many products available in stores or on the Internet, you might notice that you can choose equipment that supports four different wireless networking technologies: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 80.2.11n. We recommend 802.11g, because it offers excellent performance and is compatible with almost everything.

The newest IEEE standard in the Wi-Fi category is 802.11n. It was designed to improve on 802.11g in the amount of bandwidth supported by utilizing multiple wireless signals and antennas (called MIMO technology) instead of one.

Whichever technology you choose, be certain to check for the WiFi Certified logo.

Call us to have your wireless network configured by the professionals or if you need a security analysis of your (WiFi) wireless network.