He specifically showed me how on a mac, when it detects a new connection, all that happens is a box pops up asking for the wifi password, and BAM you are connected.
I think the problem, (or good thing - depends on your POV), there is that the Mac has uniform hardware thus the software can be specifically tailored for it. All the facilities of the hardware are known and can be taken advantage of easily.Addendum:
, from reading the blurb it may do what you want.
Just downloaded/installed while sitting at the local library - when I started it, it found and connected to the library network, (unprotected apart from ID/pwd), without me doing anything. I'll see what happens when I get home and try it on my WEP WiFi, (after I turn SSID broadcast back on).
To 'Claim a WeSpot', (free access WiFi), you need to be a Facebook weenie, (no offence if you are a Facebook weenie
), because you need a Facebook account to log into your WeFi account from the application - very retarded AFAIAC.
However, if you're not interested in 'Claiming We(e)Spots' then it should still work OK for simple detection/connection. It can store User/Password logins for WiFi hotspots so that it can auto-connect without you having to enter them.
At home, turned off Hide SSID in the router and the network showed up in seconds in WeFi, double-click on it to connect, prompted for WEP key and then it connected.......pretty easy.
The manager within WeFi is pretty basic, you can add or remove any connections but can't edit them.
Conclusion: It's definitely simpler than XPs Wireless Config and you have access to a database of thousands of WiFi spots that have been detected by others, (location maps included).
Of course MS' network connection stuff gets in the way sometimes - if you go into Wireless Configuration then WeFi turns itself off - so it's not a true replacement.
But I think I'll leave it on the netbook at this point to see how it goes in general.