Jaspreet Kaur

Jaspreet has done Master in Technology Science (Research) from IIT Delhi. Her area of expertise is in masters thesis on neuroimaging tools and their application in the study of addiction. She enjoys reading and teaching.

What is an IP Address Conflict & How to Resolve it?

The IP address is used as an identification and no two devices should have the same IP address. However, sometimes, multiple devices erroneously get assigned the same IP address which leads to an IP address conflict. The device in question could be a computer, mobile phone, or a network adapter.

Why to Change Default Network Name or SSID of Your Wireless Router?

SSID stands for service set identifier. When you set up a wireless LAN at your home using an access point, the name of the network is called SSID. Any broadband router comes with a predefined default SSID. You need to change default SSID because to avoid confusion, ensure higher security

WPA vs WPA2 in Wireless Security – Do You Know the Difference?

WPA is a standard security protocol for wireless local area networks (WLANs). WPA was released in 2003 as an improvement on WEP. WPA2 is an extension of WPA and was released in 2004. The difference between WPA & WPA2 lies in the way security keys are generated and encrypted.

What is a Wireless Media Hub?

Wireless Media hub is a portable storage solution for your wireless devices such as smartphone tablets, etc. These gadgets are Wi-Fi enabled and let you transfer files such as photos, videos, or documents to external memory cards of flash drives. This type of device functions more as a media server

What is NetBIOS & Its Characteristics?

NetBIOS is an abbreviation that stands for Network Basic Input Output System. It is an industry standard that facilitates communication between devices on a LAN. It operated on the session layer (Layer 5) of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model. NetBIOS uses ports 137, 138 & 139 for communication

What is a Wireless Key?

A wireless key is a type of security password exchanged between a router and a wireless client. This key is used to ensure the authenticity of the devices that are connected to a network. Different standards, such as WEP, WPA & WPA2, have been developed by Wi-Fi alliance that uses a wireless key.