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    Extending the reach of your Wi-Fi signal




    LANGALIST PLUS

    Extending the reach of your Wi-Fi signal


    By Fred Langa

    A standard Wi-Fi signal has a range of only a few dozen to a few hundred feet.

    But with some off-the-shelf or even do-it-yourself hardware, you can extend that range to miles!


    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/langalist-plus/extending-the-reach-of-your-wi-fi-signal/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

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    To add to the Sysinternals discussion. A company named KirySoft provides a portable, FREE, application named Windows System Control Center. This little puppy downloads, maintains, updates and displays for launching all the Sysinternals utils plus all of Nir-Softs utils and also includes the Windows Utilities and Services. Web site: www.lks-soft.com/wscc/index.php

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    Another great Sysinternals resource

    Thanks for your mention of the great Sysinternals utilities and tools. I'm surprised you didn't mention this recent MS Press publication in your posting, which is a peachy reference and tutorial resource on the whole Sysinternals suite, co-authored by Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis (another Microsoftie who obviously knows his way around this stuff, too): Winodws Sysinternals Administrator's Reference, 2011, ISBN-13: 9780735656727, list price: $49.99 ($30.76 on Amazon, $27.68 Kindle edition). Definitely worth acquiring if you're trying to find your way into this excellent toolset, or simply interested in a good reference on its components. I've been using the Sysinternals stuff for years (and even worked on the help files for an earlier edition when Winternals was based in my home town of Austin, TX, perhaps 8-9 years ago), but have found this to be a useful book myself.
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    Surprise!

    Bit of a shock. Followed the link contained in:

    "Netstat can create an automatic log of all network activity, as shown in the brief Security-forum.net tutorial."

    and encountered photos of naked women at the bottom of the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crewredrum View Post
    Bit of a shock. Followed the link contained in:

    "Netstat can create an automatic log of all network activity, as shown in the brief Security-forum.net tutorial."

    and encountered photos of naked women at the bottom of the page.
    I followed the same link in Windows 8 DP 64-bit, IE10 Desktop version, with MSE security, and found the same offending ads or displays. We cannot control what advertising a forum site (other than Windows Secrets Lounge) accepts. That Forum seems to have bought into a questionable ad coop. Could even be the Google ad coop. Sites don't have a lot of control when someone else is selecting their ads for them. If you are offended, contact the site's operators, not Windows Secrets. And of course, DO NOT click on those ads! They may contain links to malicious sites.

    None of this makes the tutorial any less useful.
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