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Wi Fi software - wireless network detection

by utgeorge / April 6, 2006 6:43 PM PDT

Do you have some advice about what software to use to connect to wi fi networks? I've seen that the software that comes with the toshiba notebooks is great, but I can't install it on my PC (it's only for toshiba notebooks).
I'm looking for some software that shows me the strenght of the signal and (possibly) how far it is, as I'm all day in the street and I like to see where the networks are...
Any advice about it?..


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Your windows will give you the signal strenght
by Gakada / April 6, 2006 8:13 PM PDT

The software is came with your WiFi adaptor drivers..

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I'm looking for something better than windows!
by utgeorge / April 8, 2006 9:27 AM PDT

Hi Gakada!
I already know that you can use windows to connect, that's the way I do it.
I just asked for something BETTER than windows, that can give me perhaps more info about the wi fi network location, and tell me if I'm getting far or close to them.

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hardware & software
by linkit / April 8, 2006 11:34 AM PDT

Lots of hardware WIFI FINDERS in the marketplace. Some are little USB devices. Some are little stand-alone devices.

NetStumbler will detect and give you data on wireless networks. Pretty good. (

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Yup, wifi finder is great, but still No Distance, just
by Gakada / April 8, 2006 3:51 PM PDT

to find there is a signal and how strong..

the closer you are.. then you will get.. stronger signal ..

Which way to go?? thats another matter... you need to get a Special equipment, a GPS etc...

You may try to use a Directional antenna.. using this, you know the direction of the signal coming from.. but again, No Distance..

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