Articles By Greg Meckbach

Wireless LANs can be made more secure using WPA: Security Curve

Wireless local-area networks based on IEEE 802.11 standards aren't completely secure, but this doesn't mean companies should refrain from installing them, according to an industry consultant. ""Should we not use it? No no

Published on: July 4th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Equipment sales drop by nearly 29 per cent; 802.11, voice over IP hardware revenues rise

Users are spending less money on networking equipment in Canada, partly because they aren't replacing the equipment that the already have. According to Toronto-based Evans Research Corp., network equipment sales dropped 29 per

Published on: July 1st, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Cisco WLAN products attack access point problems

Version 2.5 of Cisco's Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE), which was announced Monday, will make it easier for users to build and manage 802.11 local-area networks, but one analyst says it doesn't have

Published on: June 2nd, 2003 Greg Meckbach

If you’re unable to chase hackers away, learn how to lead them right into a trap

If you check out the Web site of Ottawa's public transit system (, you will find information on ""bait cars."" The city equips some of its own cars with GPS systems and then

Published on: May 3rd, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Networld + Interop exhibitors have WEP at the ready

LAS VEGAS -- When Bob Cochran launches a wireless local-area network (WLAN), one of the first things he thinks about is security. Cochran, a civilian network engineer with the United States Air Force,

Published on: May 1st, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Networking more widespread than you think: Cisco CEO

LAS VEGAS -- If you’re lining up for drinks in a busy hotel, it’s not very convenient if there’s a pillar smack dab in the middle of the bar.But what if the building

Published on: April 29th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Mt. Sinai Hospital prescribes voice-over-IP

Mount Sinai Hospital is installing voice-over-IP in order to cut its telecommunications operating costs.The Toronto-based health centre, which has installed 150 Nortel IP phones to date, expects to save money by making it

Published on: March 25th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Business school shuns firewalls, keeps voice, data networks separate

WIth events such as the recent SQL Slammer worm, security has remained a major topic of discussion among networking technology experts.But the IT director of one business school, HEC Montreal, freely admits that

Published on: February 27th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

The trouble with VoIP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Despite the widely-publicized voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) implementations at universities, colleges and other organizations, most networks will not support the technology, according to executives at Viola Networks Ltd., which makes

Published on: January 29th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Slammer flies by aviation administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last weekend's SQL Slammer worm attack, which disabled bank machine networks in Canada, was one of the primary discussion topics at Tuesday's ComNet Conference and Expo. The U.S. Federal Aviation

Published on: January 28th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Ask the right questions before adding wireless access to enterprise apps

Will a wireless implementation give workers at your company better access to corporate information systems? Are your mobile workers carrying around outdated information?These are just two of the many questions IT managers should

Published on: January 15th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Wireless development might just be busy work: Nextair

TORONTO – Will a wireless implementation give workers at your company better access to corporate information systems? Are your mobile workers carrying around outdated information?These are just two of the many questions that

Published on: December 4th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Southwestern Ontario hospital organization evaluates IP telephony

When doctors and nurses in Chatham, Ont. do their rounds, they may soon be able to take phone calls and check electronic patient charts on the same device. This is the vision of

Published on: November 4th, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Air Canada pilots wireless LAN tools

When Air Canada mechanics maintain and repair airplanes, they often need to refer to manuals that cannot easily be taken into the hangars.They currently look up information by either walking over to computers

Published on: October 23rd, 2002 Greg Meckbach

Innovation centre allows Cisco to demo VoIP tools

Cisco Systems Inc. has built its first IP communications demonstration centre for end users in Toronto.The San Jose, Calif.-based vendor, whose product families include its architecture for voice, video and integrated data (AVVID),

Published on: October 15th, 2002 Greg Meckbach