HOW TO SETUP AND CONFIGURE WIRELESS NETWORK IN SECURE MANNER

Evette

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.
Evette
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...

How to Train Users After New System Was Implemented At Work

Evette

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.
Evette
For many users, new technology is exciting and inviting.  When a new is implemented at work the result is productivity – getting more things done … and things done much faster than the old system allowed.  However, other users are skeptical about digital transformation.  For these employees, the old system worked well, and the new system brings confusion, anxiety, and frustration.  The rate of a person’s or group’s progress in gaining experience or new skills is usually slow.  Training seminars, flowcharts, organizational charts, implementation charts, manuals, memorandums, etc. seems endless and time-consuming.  All employees need to understand how new systems will benefit them and their respective jobs. The pace of technological advances in the workplace is often slow because of several factors, including budget and many people do not want to have their routines disrupted.   Managers and training personnel need to get employees comfortable crossing the bridge to technological improvement.  It is important to understand how to implement a new system in the workplace. COMMUNICATIONS Keep employees updated on possible technological changes – this means from the exploratory point up to the final launch date.  Outline the benefits and how the implementation of a new system will impact each employee and the overall productivity of the business. CUSTOMIZE TRAINING The rate of familiarity and interest in technology varies greatly.  Whether an individual is an auditory, visual, or a kinesthetic learner, we all absorb information differently. Modify training sessions to accommodate different types of learners by providing a range of learning styles and materials.  Present options such as documents, live training, interactive social media tools, and videos that will be...

7 Tips To Write A Better Resume for IT Computer Support Position

Here are  a few tips to help you write a better resume. there are many ways to write a great resume but here are 7 that i picked that i thought were important. 1.Use a bulleted style to make your resume more reader-friendly.  Use a bulleted style to make your resume more reader-friendly. Use bullets consistently. Some job-seekers bullet most of their resume but don’t bullet the Profile/Summary section, for example. Or they will list the overall scope and responsibilities for each job in an unbulleted section before beginning a bulleted section describing accomplishments. 2. Follow “The Resume Ingredients Rule.  says that information on a resume should be listed in order of importance to the reader. Therefore, in listing your jobs, what’s generally most important is your title/position. So list in this preferred order: Title/position, name of employer, city/state of employer, dates of employment. 3. Eliminate “responsibilities” words from your resume vocabulary. Resumes should consist primarily of high-impact accomplishments statements that sell the job-seeker’s qualifications as the best candidate. Never use expressions such as “Duties included,” “Responsibilities included,” or “Responsible for.” That’s job-description language, not accomplishments-oriented resume language that sells. 4. Eliminate clutter from your resume. Poor layout will have a detrimental effect on the success of your resume. All too often candidates create resumes that are a mishmash of fonts, bullet points, underlines and italics. 5. Use strong, concrete verbs to describe your jobs, and don’t mix noun and verb phrases. Job-hunting today increasingly revolves around the mysterious world of keywords. Employers’ reliance on keywords to find the job candidates they want to interview has come about in recent years because of...

How to Share Files Using Dropbox

Dropbox is just one of many cloud-based storage programs. Essentially, you can save files there for you to access when you’re not at home or work. It’s one of the big names in cloud storage and they’re based in San Francisco. Here is a guide to using their free and simple file sharing feature. 1. Start at Dropbox.com This is very straight forward stuff here. If you have gmail and use Google Chrome it’s a breeze. 2. Share a single file. This is just one option for sharing files. Once you have your file(s) uploaded, just select them and click Share. You can select the contacts or email addresses to share them with. You can add multiple recipients and add comments for description. 3. Make a Shared Folder. This option will do exactly what is says. Make separate folders for different topics whether they’re personal or for work.   Just select the members of your shared file group and add a comment.   That’s the file sharing feature of Dropbox. You can get the app on your mobile device and have even greater access to these features.  ...

How to Deal with Water Damage on a Mobile Device

Water and mobile devices have been locked in epic battle since the dawn of time. That may be a slight exaggeration. However, we all know the struggle. A few simple steps can get you on your way to winning the battle for the side of technology. 1. Power off the device. This means unplug the power cord or hold down the power button. Another good option is to flip the switch on the power strip. This may be safer than just yanking on power cords. You may lose some unsaved files or data, but this can help mitigate the damage. 2. Towel the device. Using a paper towel or cotton towel, get any standing liquid off the device. Whether the liquid is just water or a sugary, sticky soft drink you need to soak it up. 3. Remove any devices from ports. Unplug your printer , storage drives, or anything else plugged in to the ports of the machine. This will help to mitigate the damage to other devices. 4. Carefully move the device to a towel. If you shift the device around, you could move the liquid inside to more areas and cause more contamination. Try to carefully move the device to a clear working area. Use a room fan if available to circulate the air. 5. Remove everything you can easily remove. Take the battery out if you can. Any SIM card should come out too. Remove any panels that can be easily accessed. You want to again mitigate damage to other parts but also open things up to air flow. 6. Dry the device. For sugary,...

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....