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malcolm
2005-02-28, 19:30
Hi all,
If and when I finally get this new pb, I'm wondering what the best Wi-Fi seeker is... some little thing you can pull out of your pocket to see if your powerbook will get a signal (I don't want to have to open the pb to check).
Any suggestions?
Malcolm

Brad
2005-02-28, 19:42
I've used both MacStumbler (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8035) and iStumbler (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11753). I prefer MacStumbler.

malcolm
2005-02-28, 20:45
I've heard others praise MacStumbler, but I'm looking for something small, that won't require me to take my powerbook out of my carrying case, open it, and launch a program.
Smith Micro makes a little thing the size of a keychain called Wi-Fi Seeker; you take it out of your pocket, press a button, and if there's a wireless access point within 300 feet, the Seeker will supposedly find it.

Anyone tried this, or something like it? (I have no particular allegiance to Smith Micro)

Malcolm

Brad
2005-02-28, 21:07
oh oh OOOH. Sorry, I missed that little line in your initial post. :)

curiousuburb
2005-02-28, 21:11
You could look for Warchalk (http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=warchalking&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8) marks on the sidewalk...

NosferaDrew
2005-02-28, 22:41
Canary Wireless Digital Hotspotter - HS10 is the one I want.

Check it out and others at Handtops.com WiFi Seeker, Finder, Detector roundup (http://www.handtops.com/show/news/68).

curiousuburb
2005-02-28, 23:25
Canary Wireless Digital Hotspotter - HS10 is the one I want.

Check it out and others at Handtops.com WiFi Seeker, Finder, Detector roundup (http://www.handtops.com/show/news/68).
Cool site... informative review.
I also noticed the Buffalo 802.11g USB Key (http://www.handtops.com/show/review/15). Wondered how long those would take.