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.

Wi-Fi Mesh: What to know about enterprise mesh networks

Wi-Fi Mesh: What to know about enterprise mesh networks

Wireless mesh networks can be a fit for enterprises that need connectivity in settings where it's hard to run cable, outdoor areas, and rented spaces or temporary locations

What is WPA3? And some gotchas to watch out  for in this Wi-Fi security upgrade

What is WPA3? And some gotchas to watch out for in this Wi-Fi security upgrade

The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced the first major security improvement to Wi-Fi in about 14 years: WPA3. The most significant additions to the new Wi-Fi security protocol are greater protection for simple passwords, individualized...

Wi-Fi site-survey tips: How to avoid interference, dead spots

Wi-Fi site-survey tips: How to avoid interference, dead spots

Here's how properly executed site surveys can make for better performing Wi-Fi networks by dealing with potential frequency conflicts, blocked signals and more.

REVIEW: Network test tools from Fluke, NETSCOUT and SignalTEK

REVIEW: Network test tools from Fluke, NETSCOUT and SignalTEK

Network testers are ideal for IDing bad cabling, helping to troubleshoot network issues, estimating cable lengths and determining cable rates

5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network

5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network

Wi-Fi networks can be slowed by use of old protocols, overlapping channels and low data rates, and here’s how to fix these and other performance problems.

REVIEW: 5 top hardware-based Wi-Fi test tools

REVIEW: 5 top hardware-based Wi-Fi test tools

Software tools for testing Wi-Fi can run on a laptop, but dedicated hardware tools offer the convenience of a sometimes less cumbersome form-factor that are compact enough to fit in the pouch of a laptop bag. This article looks at...

8 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools

8 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools

Here are 8 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools to reveal important details about Wi-Fi networks.

5 Ways to secure Wi-Fi networks

5 Ways to secure Wi-Fi networks

Tips about Wi-Fi security because wireless is inherently less secure.

5 Wi-Fi analyzer and survey apps for Android

5 Wi-Fi analyzer and survey apps for Android

A review of five mobile survey apps - iBwave Wi-Fi Mobile, iMapper WiFi Pro, WiFi Analyzer and Surveyor from ManageEngine, Wi-Fi Visualizer from ITO Akihiro, and WiTuners Mobile - for enterprises to small offices.

Review: Manage desktops remotely with these 5 tools

Review: Manage desktops remotely with these 5 tools

Remote monitoring and management (RMM) can be a great way to keep tabs on workstations, servers, and other IT infrastructure and also automate some maintenance and remediation tasks. This can help save time and resources in the IT...

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 (MU-MIMO.) In this review, we look at five Wave 2 wireless access points,...

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.

11 things to check after installing Wi-Fi access points

11 things to check after installing Wi-Fi access points

Whether you’re upgrading to Wi-Fi 6 or building out a brand new network, this checklist can help make sure everything’s shipshape before 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.

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.

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