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WiFi for the CAD Workstation, Part 4: Secure Your WiFi Network

Posted by cadhardware

Jan 26, 2012 12:18:19 PM

Welcome back to our series on WiFi networks. First, we explained the difference between the two major types of WiFi. Then we explained how to get your wireless network... uh... wired up and helped you decide the right WiFi format for you. Now let's talk about security.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, WiFi, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Network, Laptops, Mobile, CAD

WiFi for the CAD Workstation, Part 3: Choosing a WiFi Format

Posted by cadhardware

Jan 24, 2012 12:05:39 PM

Welcome back to our series on WiFi networks. First, we explained the difference between the two major types of WiFi. Then we explained how to get your wireless network... uh... wired up. Now we'll help you decide the right WiFi format for you.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, WiFi, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Network, Laptops, Mobile, CAD

WiFi for the CAD Workstation, Part 2: Setting Up a WiFi Network

Posted by cadhardware

Jan 19, 2012 1:49:38 PM

Welcome back to our series on WiFi networks. First, we explained the difference between the two major types of WiFi. Now we'll explain how to get your wireless network... uh... wired up.

Setting Up A WiFi

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, WiFi, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Network, Laptops, Mobile, CAD

WiFi for the CAD Workstation, Part 1: WiFi-G and WiFi-N

Posted by cadhardware

Jan 17, 2012 1:33:43 PM

So the whole world has gone mobile. Where we once had been tethered to our desks, chained for productivity’s sake, we are now free to roam the corporate wilderness. People are grabbing their tablets and laptops and running out the door to continue working at the job site, in coffee shops, and from home. And thanks to the wonders of wireless networking, you can keep right on working just about anywhere you go.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, WiFi, Mobile Workstations, Connectivity, Network, Laptops, Mobile, CAD

Build a Network System for CAD Operations, Part 3: Data Vaulting

Posted by cadhardware

Apr 29, 2011 1:31:58 PM

So far, we’ve discussed the value of building a network system for CAD operations. From an operator perspective, the workstation has the CAD application itself stored locally. But the files should reside on the shared storage device.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, Connectivity, Backup System, Network, CAD

Build a Network System for CAD Operations, Part 2: RAID

Posted by cadhardware

Apr 25, 2011 4:31:18 PM

Our first post introduced the idea of building of a network system for CAD operations. From an operator perspective, the workstation has the CAD application itself stored locally. But the files should reside on the shared storage device.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, RAID, Connectivity, Backup System, Network, CAD

Build a Network System for CAD Operations, Part 1: Prevent Catastrophic Failure

Posted by cadhardware

Apr 25, 2011 4:20:37 PM

A network system in a CAD facility is a vital part of the operations of any CAD production team. The nature of CAD work has value far beyond the price tag of the workstation, software and server. CAD files often have hundreds of man hours wrapped in data files – time and effort that equals money.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, RAID, Connectivity, Backup System, Network, CAD

Hardware for the CAD Professional, Part 6: Connectivity

Posted by cadhardware

Apr 20, 2011 4:04:30 PM

So far in this series, we've discussed system requirements, commonly used terms, processors, RAM and hard drives. This sixth part of the series will cover connectivity.

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Topics: Workstations, Hardware, FireWire, WiFi, Connectivity, Network, eSATA, USB, CAD

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