Wireless Assignment

Part A Wireless Terms

Define the following terms as they relate to wireless, (don't just give what abbreviations stand for but also what they are used for).

  1. WLAN
  2. Access Point
  3. Mbps
  4. MAC address
  5. Encryption
  6. Full Duplex
  7. Half Duplex
  8. Passphrase
  9. Roaming
  10. SSID
  11. TKIP
  12. WEP
  13. WPA, WPA2


Part B

  1. What are two "techie" names for wireless?
  2. What is the difference between a 802.11B , 802.11G, 802.11N, 802.11AC
  3. Describe the security risks of using wireless.
  4. Describe how to reduce these risk
  5. What are the two basic methods of securing who connects to a wireless network
  6. Explain the difference between them.


Part C Researching Wireless Routers & Access Points

There is a wide variety of manufactures of wireless access points and routers. Each manufacturer has numerous models of routers and features; they also have different default IP addresses, usernames and password to administer the device.

For each the manufactures listed to the right,
Find one wireless router/access point then find the following information:

  • Model
  • Default: Admin IP, Username, Password
  • Wireless standards (eg. 802.11n)
  • Number of ports, types and speed
  • Wireless security (eg. WEP, WPA)


  • Linksys
  • D-Link
  • Cisco
  • TP-Link
  • NetGear
  • TRENDnet

Present your information in an easy to read and understand format


Part D Planning a Wireless Setup

You have been asked to help someone setup a wireless network in their home.

They have a new laptop computer, a desktop computer and an older laptop (no built in WiFi)
They also have high speed internet which is currently connected only to the desktop computer.

Your task is to develop

Present your information in an easy to read and understand format