HOW TO SETUP AND CONFIGURE WIRELESS NETWORK IN SECURE MANNER

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Evette

Passionate Information Technology Customer Support Specialist Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Motivated and determined Information Technology Customer Support student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2018.
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Wireless networks are setup based on the administrator or end user’s goals, which includes:  speed, range, and security.  Deploying secure wireless networking is an ongoing practice.  Employing encryption to protect wireless network is one of the best manner to protect your wireless network from attacks and interceptions.  Encryption is the process of preventing unauthorize access by changing information or data into a code.  Wireless network users have an option of choosing between three common forms of secure encryption.  These options are: WEP, WPA. And WPA2.  Details regarding these protocols can be accessed through Wireless Encryption Basics.  Passwords are simply one level of security.  Encryption and selecting the right wireless broadband router are also essential when setting up your wireless network.  Another facet of setup of routers that should be considered is location.  Placement of the wireless router near a window means that your wireless signal range reach too far outside the house where it can be easily interception by cybercriminals.  Place your router in the middle of you house so all rooms have the same internet access.  When you leave on vacation, make sure to disable your wireless network, prevent an opportunity for malicious hackers to attempt to gain unauthorized access to your network. Here are great points about securing your wireless network: New technology on routers has wi-fi protected setup which has a WPS button to lock the device during setup. As with any software, check the manufacturer’s website for updates to your firmware. Disable SSID in your wireless setting which will prevent your device showing up is a list of nearby network. Each device on the network...

Finding Repair instructions for Mobile devices online

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Evette

Passionate Information Technology Customer Support Specialist Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Motivated and determined Information Technology Customer Support student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2018.
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Today, your greatest information source lies right at your fingertips.  It is the world-wide web (“www” or “web”)! The web is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links and easily accessible through the internet.  Countless “how to’s” and do-it yourself “diy” imaginable is sourced on numerous websites.  And the leading forum specializing in internet-related searches, including webpages, images, videos and more in Google.  Google is the perfect place to find instructions for disassembling and reassembling laptop, Ultrabook, and mobile device repair, and much more. Notice, the snip (or partial screenshot) of the Google search engine below or Chrome browser (Google and Google Chrome have similar names, but different details –  Chrome is a web browser developed by engineers at Google). After typing in whatever you want to search, press the Enter key on the keyboard of your computer. Choose the most specific or relevant keywords or phrases to describe your topic, for example:  “how to disassemble an iPhone 4S?” and press ENTER on your keyboard. To maximize your search research, give specific details about the product, such as manufacturer’s name and version.  Next, access your results.  Use the tabs at the top to help define what type of search you want.  For “how to,” I would suggest a video.  In the image above, the first search result shows a guide in a portable document format (commonly referred to as “pdf” which is a file format used to present and exchange documents reliably), and the second is a YouTube link.  The more information you have, the better! ...

How to recover user files as part of mobile device repair?

  If you have a phone that is not functioning because of damage or other issues, you might be worried about your data. Not having the access to your contacts, calendar, email, and apps, it is impossible to get your work done or to simply communicate. I have two cool apps that you can use to get all your data back to your new phone. 1. The first app is called Smart Switch and you can download this app at Google Play. This app helps you transfer all your contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, calendar events, apps, etc. Smart Switch gives you  three options to transfer your information. The first option is you have to make sure both phones have the Smart switch app on both screens and then it will ask you to select how to transfer and you will need to tap wireless and follow the steps on the app. The second option is USB cable, you need to make sure you have both phones connected to the same USB cable and select the USB Cable option on the app and follow the steps. 2. The second app is called Samsung cloud and is usually a built in app on your Samsung device. This app helps you keep all your data in one place just in case you lost, have stolen, or a broken device. You can easily backup, sync, restore, and have all your information to your new phone. There is a way to setup and manage your preferences from one screen, sync and view your photos from any galaxy device, and backup and restore on...

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Searching for IT Jobs in Milwaukee Area

The job search isn’t exactly the reason we’re students. However, it is something we will probably struggle through. There is plenty of advice for topics like choosing a school, choosing a major, or nailing an interview. When it comes to the job search, it can seem like we’re out there alone. There are obvious things to help the job search, but we could be doing some things wrong without knowing. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid while searching for a great IT job in the Milwaukee Metro Area. 1. Clean up your online image. This is increasingly important and the first thing you should do before getting too deep in the job hunt. Have friends or family run some searches on you. If there are even slightly silly or embarrassing results, employers could be passing on your resume without giving you a chance. Just like all important issues, you want to bury the hurtful things deep, down inside the internet. Honestly, the inappropriate stuff may not be a deal breaker. You just want the good results at the top of the list. 2. Look past the internet. There’s a lot that comes with this topic. You want to utilize everything you can to get your hands on job openings. Check career centers at schools, and not just the school you’re enrolled in. There are staff members in school that are only there to find jobs for students. This is directly linked to networking. The more people you talk to the better. Check out local networking groups like HDI. 3. Use all the right keywords in search fields. If you’re...

How to Install Microsoft Windows 10 on VMware – Tutorial

Article is optimized for mobile viewing. MATC students have VMware available to them. This is a hypervisor that let’s you simulate an operating system on your computer as if it were a standard app or program. Students can get the VMware here from Pat Feder’s site. There’s plenty more information on this subject there, even some links to tutorial videos. 1. Click VMware Academic Program (VMware Workstation) 2. Choose the latest version of WMware Workstation (12 in this screenshot) after you login with your MATC credentials. 3. Add it to the cart and proceed to your free Check Out. 4.  Find the WMware Workstation file in your Downloads Folder and double click it. 5. The Installation Wizard will pop up and installation is straight forward. 6. To install the Windows 10 operating system on the VMware, you’ll need the ISO file from Microsoft. To do that, you’ll need to download the Media Creation Tool. 7. Find the Media Creation Tool in your Downloads folder and start it up with a double click. 8. Choose the ISO file option. 9. Choose the ISO file and you’ll choose a place to save it. It’s a biggie and will take some time and space to download. Just remember what file you saved it in. 10. Open the VMware workstation and you should see something like this. We want to create a new Virtual Machine. 11. A new Installation Wizard will pop up. Find that ISO file you downloaded and follow the standard prompts. 12. The standard settings should be fine. If you have a bounty of processor cores, you can assign them here....

Differences between Microsoft Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions

With enterprise edition, you can use the WINDOWS TO GO option that is basically saying you can install it on the flash drive and go with it a good option if you are installing windows 10 enterprise and different locations also Windows 10 has that same option no different from the Windows 10 enterprise. Another feature that comes with the windows 10 enterprise is the App locker a tool that is very useful in the work environment when it comes down to employees because it gives owners the power to determine what the computer can and cannot download to the system. With windows 10 the option must be purchased where as it comes with windows 10 enterprise it comes with the system. Group Policy management comes with windows 10 enterprise that is to allow the company to have the control to monitor other user computers to allow privileges like reading files and give permissions to areas where the company has the control to control that with windows 10 it doesn’t come with the GPO option to share over a network. With windows 10 enterprise comes with Domain join that is a great option for a company on the move to different servers and they must be in their network and order to view files or just to do business. With windows 10 that feature is not an option. Windows 10 enterprise includes BitLocker Drive Encryption it is a feature that allows you to encrypt your Personal Computers hard drive and onto your removable drives to prevent people from seeing your sensitive and important data. Windows 10 doesn’t come with...