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Features: Wi-Fi

Use Wi-Fi Wisely With LAD

We all love Wi-Fi because there are no wires to run and it's convenient, even for awkward spaces. But it is also convenient for the guy who wants to spy on you without you knowing. LAD changes that. With LAD, not only can you see every device that is connecting to your network and what it is doing, but also kick the ones you don't want out of your Wi-Fi network.

LAD supports Wi-Fi 6E, and also the older 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. It may well be that LAD is your first 6G device, but it is pretty certain it will not be the last. 6G is a bit faster than the other two frequencies with the additional advantage that since it is not yet widespread, there is less interference on the 6G band.

  • Up to three simultaneous Wi-Fi channels per installed wireless card.
  • Monitor your Wi-Fi networks separately.
  • Wi-Fi packet capture on 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz and 6Ghz bands.
  • Individual passwords for every client device (learn how LAD enhances Wi-Fi security).
  • Individual Wi-Fi user management, monitoring and control.
  • WPA2 and WPA3 personal.

It all sounds like common sense, because it is. It's not one-password-fits-all, but many passwords fit you, without sacrificing performance.

LAD, however, offers much more. It goes far beyond policing your Wi-Fi connections. Whether you are using it wired or wireless, LAD lets you disable the cross-Internet trackers and block the parts of the Internet that you don't want. Take a look at its report on where your computer connected (and you may be surprised at all the places you didn't know you were visiting), then, at the click of a button, you can disable the destinations you do not want. LAD blocks them in a smart way, causing no errors, so that the spying malware advertisers would not even know that they were blocked, because they aren't, they just... time out (and then... time out again, forever). You may wonder whether the spy/malware would detect that it is blocked, but that's unlikely: it simply will conclude that the mothership is temporarily out of reach.

Access controls, activity tracking, per-device rules and scheduling and much more make LAD a well-rounded effective tool for managing and overseeing wired and wireless networks, troubleshooting and analysis.

Wi-Fi is better with LAD. Join our Lateral network for people who just want to use their Wi-Fi network, not be used by it.

We use Wi-Fi wisely.

Other LAD Features

  • Wi-Fi for 2.4Ghz, 5G and 6G: Full support of the latest Wi-Fi 6E for both 5G and 6G wi-fi networks plus the mainstay 2.4Ghz band lets you connect, protect and manage a wide range of Wi-Fi clients [read more].
  • Wireless Router: In addition to all its other features, LAD serves as a great wireless router, able to operate in all three bands, whether as a triband, dual-band or [read more].
  • Lateral Firewall: Thousands of sophisticated rules let you control specifically what is allowed and what is not allowed, down to as granular a level as you like, with device-specific, date-specific and time-specific variability [read more].
  • Date & Time Scheduling: Want your computer to disconnect at the end of the day, when you do? LAD's scheduling features let you cut off Internet access partially or fully on a schedule of your choosing [read more].
  • LateralDNS: Simplify and streamline the blocking of unwanted online content and services using domain names for consistent and reliable results [read more].
  • Packet Capture: LAD's packet capture feature lets you capture as much or as little of the Internet and network traffic as you like. This information comes in handy should a network incident require investigation [read more].
  • NAT: Network address translation obscures private/internal IP addresses from the public internet, so that only the Internet-facing IP address is used for communications leaving the private/internal network.
  • DNS: LAD's DNS services monitor and control domain name resolution with no intermediaries, making you impervious to DNS-based exploits and vulnerabilities [read more].
  • Switching & Routing: LAD provides switching and routing services, meaning you can plug all of your devices directly into your LAD without an intervening switch or router.
  • Local Access Control: Locally you can limit which devices on the network can talk to each other and with the Internet, as well as specify the types of communications allowed [read more].
  • Automatic Activity Report: LAD generates reports every eight hours, giving you an overview of your network traffic, plus individual graphs on bandwidth usage for each device on your network.
  • LateralTime: Use LAD's LateralTime feature to sychronize the devices on your network to the same time.
  • Network Management & Monitoring: LAD provides a number of tools for network management and troubleshooting, including ping monitors, Wi-Fi monitoring, LAN and WAN activity monitoring, new device detection and individual client management.


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