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Setting up a WLAN at home can be as easy as powering up an 802.11x access point and plugging it into an Internet router.Setting up a WLAN at home can be as easy as powering up an 802.11x access point and plugging it into an Internet router. Most home users probably dont worry about security unless they have a tenacious, nosy neighbor. But WLAN implementations can challenge IT managers.
The Yellowjacket, a simple handheld wireless analyzer from Berkeley Varitronics that shipped in June, is a good pick for sites that need an inexpensive tool to design, trouble-shoot and secure 802.11b WLANs. The $3,200 Yellowjacket is a wireless receiver module packaged with Compaqs iPaq Pocket PC for analyzing 2.4GHz WLANs. The unit I tested comes with the iPaq 3765; the receiver works with all 3700, 3800 and 3900 models.