Abbreviated as WPS, Wi-Fi Protected Setup is an optional Wi-Fi Alliance certification program that is designed to enable users with little knowledge of Wi-Fi configuration and security settings to configure new wireless networks, and also add new devices and enable security. Wi-Fi Protected Setup supports Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11 products including consumer electronics and phones, as well as computers and access points (APs). Wi-Fi protected setup also applies to 802.11 devices traditionally used for home and small office purposes, including those that communicate through 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11.g as well as multiple-band devices.
- Wi-Fi detector
A device used to detect and analyze the presence of Wi-Fi networks (hotspots). A WiFi detector can be a standalone handheld device that requires batteries to operate or a USB device that can be connected to your computer or laptop. A typical WiFi detector will show both the presence of a signal, detect WEP or […]
- Wi-Fi enabled
The term used to describe any device that has build-in support for Wi-Fi, a popular wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections.
A popular open source wired and wireless network manager for Linux. Wicd offers users a simple interface to connect to networks with a wide variety of settings.
- Wide Area Application Services
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) consists of a GUI and a set of system devices called wide-area application engines (WAE) that work together to optimize TCP traffic over your network. When client and server applications attempt to communicate with each other, the network intercepts and redirects this traffic to the WAEs so that they […]
- Wide Area Augmentation System
Abbreviated as WAAS, Wide Area Augmentation System is a system of satellites and ground stations that provide GPS signal corrections for errors caused by ionosphere disturbances, timing, and satellite orbit errors. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) are developing the WAAS program for use in precision flight approaches. The WAAS […]