Eric Geier

Contributing Writer

Eric Geier is a freelance tech writer. He’s also the founder of NoWiresSecurity, providing a cloud-based Wi-Fi security service; Wi-Fi Surveyors, providing RF site surveying; and On Spot Techs, providing general IT services.

7 Wi-Fi vulnerabilities beyond weak passwords

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...

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

Open source software offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking. These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features, like DHCP and DNS. Plus, they are...

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.

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...

13 things you need to know about MU-MIMO Wi-Fi

13 things you need to know about MU-MIMO Wi-Fi

It's a big breakthrough in wireless connectivity, but don't let MU-MIMO's limitations catch you off-guard.

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: 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.

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.

Illustrated guide to Windows 10 networking

Illustrated guide to Windows 10 networking

Among the significant changes in Windows 10—the new Start Menu and better integration between the desktop and app interfaces—are some new network-related features and changes. Although the process of connecting to and configuring...

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