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Author Topic: A better wireless network finder?  (Read 7055 times)

JEdwardP

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A better wireless network finder?
« on: July 11, 2007, 02:43:45 PM »
Hello again folks,

Does anyone know of a piece of Windows software to locate wireless networks? I'm looking for a replacement for both the built-in Windows module, and the software provided by the hardware vendor, something similar to Winc: http://www.download....476.html?tag=lst-0-5, which is now deadware, unfortunately.

Any tips will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: A better wireless network finder?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 02:54:33 PM »
Well, get Intel Proset if you have intel card. I have used it and also IBM Access Connections -- imo Windows built-in module worked best.  :)

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Re: A better wireless network finder?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007, 07:09:23 AM »
Hello,

Maybe NetStumbler is what you're looking for.  I don't have the link handy, but a search should come up with it.

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Re: A better wireless network finder?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007, 07:20:35 AM »
yes, NetStumbler is quite the popular choice.. :)
http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/

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Re: A better wireless network finder?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 07:30:46 AM »
Yes, but the primary function of Netstumbler is to locate and diagnose wifi networks.

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a replacement for both the built-in Windows module, and the software provided by the hardware vendor

I think he was asking for a replacement for Windows built-in WZC module and similars provided by hardware vendor which come with your card (like Dlink, Belkin connection utility)

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Re: A better wireless network finder?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007, 11:13:35 AM »
I believe NetStumbler can also auto-configure your system based on the networks it sniffs. I haven't used it but I've used the PDA version (MiniStumbler) which had this ability.)

You can also buy a stand-alone Wi-Fi detector. The best one IMHO is the ZyXEL AG-225H. Locates wireless networks, shows you the signal strength & level/type of encryption, recharges from the USB port, acts as a USB wifi adapter and will even serve as a mobile wifi access point. Its the wifi Swiss army knife!
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Re: A better wireless network finder?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2007, 11:50:44 AM »
You might want to check out WirelessMon at:

http://www.passmark..../wirelessmonitor.htm

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Re: A better wireless network finder?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2007, 06:29:31 PM »
You could try WiFi Hopper too.
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