Eric Geier

Eric Geier is a freelance tech writer. He’s also the founder of NoWiresSecurity (, a cloud-based WiFi security service, and WiFiSurveyors (, providing RF site survey services.

Windows Apps for Database and Server Administrators

The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) in Windows 8 and later has a long way to go before most see it as truly useful. Many developers still have to add the platform to their list of supported OSs and many of the Windows apps in the Microsoft Store are still pretty basic in functionality. However, here I share a couple apps you might find useful when working with databases or servers.

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Issues

Here I share some insight and tips that might help the next time you deal with a flaky wireless access point (AP) or connectivity issues with a wireless client. I break up the troubleshooting into a few sections, based upon the most common situations.

Finding Network Settings in Windows 10

Microsoft has made many major changes to the GUI of Windows in the past couple of releases. This includes the network settings and connection details as well. Thus here I share how to access many of the common network settings and features in Windows 10. You’ll find them mixed between the good old Network and Sharing Center and the new Settings app.

Password Recovery Tools for Windows

Here I look at recovery tools for Windows account passwords, passwords saved by web browsers, email clients, and those saved for Wi-Fi networks. I’ll also discuss capturing or sniffing passwords from network traffic as well.

What’s New in Windows 10 Version 1511

The first major update to Windows 10 was released on November 12, 2015. Officially, it’s called Windows 10 Version 1511, but it is also referred to as the Windows 10 November Update. Here I’ll introduce many of the new features and functionality and discuss some concerns along the way.

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