December 11, 2003
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Featured expert of the month
We've picked an Expert who can help you with your WiFi problems
From the Page Editor
stone5150 is one of EE's more interesting people. See what he has to say about WiFi.
Your questions and solutions
Check out this great wireless solution, and see if you can help someone else.
Page Editors: Who they are and what they do
There are a bunch of them, and they're here to help you get the answers you need.
Experts Exchange "Hot Picks"
The Elves have picked out a couple possible stocking stuffers
Natalie Salambier's corner
Our Page Editor Without Portfolio has scoured EE's Community Support topic area for some good questions.

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This Issue's Page Editor: stone5150
stone5150 is a Sys Admin/IS Manager by trade, and works on servers, PCs and Macs, but has done everything from sys admin to construction to apartment maintenance. He's been known to poke his nose into HTML, Java Script, C, Progress, Win 3.11, 9x, 2000, NT, XP, Solaris, Mac OS, just about anything electronic and/or mechanical, Exchange 5.5, NT4, Win 2K Server, ARCServe, Backup Exec, and who knows what else. He has an MCSE in Win NT Server 3.51, which with 50 cents he can get a soda pop. He has passed the pratice exams for A+, Network+, and MCSE 2000 but never saw the need to spend $$ on the tests themselves.

How wireless networking works
By Jeff Tyson
You have your choice when it comes to creating a home network -- you can string wires all over the place, or you can build a wireless network that's clean and not terribly expensive, especially when you consider what an electrician charges. Read the article here.

How the wireless internet works
By Jeff Tyson
Now that you know how a wireless network works, find out what happens when you put a bunch of wireless networks together, along with PDAs, cell phones and your local coffee shop. Read the article here.

Chips hit the fan for Motorola
By Arik Hesseldahl
The secret's out: Motorola's mobile handset business is getting clobbered by a shortage of components -- which is good news for Samsung and Nokia. Stock tickers for a lot of companies could get interesting over the next couple of months. Read the entire article here.

That's a great question! Featured Expert

Oops...
This user bought a Wireless Access Point 802.11a and a
USB Wireless Adapter 802.11b
Here's why they won't work together.
Date: 11/24/2003 06:10AM PST
View the solution

Still open: Wireless recognises router but cant ping
How often does this happen... everyone else can get the
system to work, but you can't. If you can figure out why
this user can't hook up to his wireless network, you'll be
doing him a great service.
Points: 250
Date: 11/20/2003 04:25AM PST
Can you help?

Introducing Frank Boffey.
Frank is all over the Hardware and Networking radar screen, with over 20 years in the IT industry, first as the operator of a VAR, and then as a consultant in networking and security.

Login Name: chicagoan
Registration Date: February 22, 2003
Expert Points: 159695
Rank: 1 (Storage topic area)

Frank has, according to his profile, recently relocated to Ann Arbor is doing some consulting while looking to settle down here with a more permanent position. In the meantime, he's quickly making a positive impact on EE. Welcome aboard, Frank!
 

What's new at Experts Exchange
We're pleased to announce, officially, the establishment of the Page Editor program. Page Editors are Experts who will also help the Moderators with some of their work. They'll monitor their TAs for the "how-to" questions about EE, will help organize cleanup, and will assist Premium Services members in getting answers.

The Page Editors and their general topic areas are:

DanRollins - Programming, C++
zenlion420 - Security, Web Software
bingie - VB, Games
roverm - DotNET
kronostm - Storage
jlevie - Linux
gemarti - Windows
LeeTutor - Windows
weed - Macintosh
yuzh - Solaris
ahoffmann - Unix
 
seazodiac - Oracle
JDettman - MS Access
bhess1 - MS SQL
Dreamboat - MS Office
TimYates - Java
sunnycoder - C
kretzschmar - Delphi
mlmcc - Pascal
stone5150 - Wireless
GaryC123 - Web Programming
fritz_the_blank - ASP, Javascript
ThG - PHP
lyonst - Graphics
dogztar - Hardware
AlbertaBeef - Hardware
pbessman - Broadband
Kidego - Email
The--Captain - Networking
majorwoo - Networking
davepusey - New Users
Nata - Miscellaneous, CS
Experts Exchange "Hot Picks"
Netgear WGR614
Cable/DSL Wireless Router

Faster speeds up to 54 Mbps in 2.4 GHz mode,
true firewall with SPI and NAT protection

Linksys Wireless-B Internet Video Camera
 
Contains its own web server
for Wireless-B (802.11b) networking
or 10/100 Ethernet cable. MPEG-4 video compression, 320x240 video stream.
PalmOne Treo 600 Phone and Organizer
 
Email, text messaging, web browsing
and even a digital camera, built-in QWERTY keyboard, and you can keep your own number!
Natalie Salambier's corner: "PayPal" worm
Recently, we've probably all gotten an email that purports to be from PayPal, asking us to update our account information. Don't do it. It's a worm that displays a series of forms, and then sends the information (including credit card information) to specified email addresses.

You can spot the email easily enough. First, it has an attachment named either "InfoUpdate.exe" or "www.paypal.com.pif". Second, the subject field will say something like "IMPORTANT" followed by a random string of characters. Third, when you move your cursor over the body of the email, the entire email will be a link -- not just the text which appears to be a hyperlink. For more information, please see Community News or Symantec's website.

 
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