Wireless ConfigurationSonicWALL and Linksys both offer models that enable secure wireless communications. The SonicWALL's Wireless Status menu, shown on top, displays considerable information. In addition to monitoring the status of connections, MAC filter lists, guest services, firmware versions and more.
The main Linksys Wireless screen, meanwhile, l;ists the wireless network mode, SSID and channel in use. It also provides an option for disabling the SSID broadcast, which many administrators encourage to help discourage unauthorized wireless network use.
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