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Topic # 65881 8-Aug-2010 13:22
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Does anyone know of a good programme to use (or way of identifying) for knowing what chanel all of the wifi's surounding my house are?

Recently more wifi access points are available in my area and I was wanting to make sure that I operate on a diferent chanel than they do (i,e they use 1... id use 6).

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  Reply # 364974 8-Aug-2010 13:34
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Hi there

I use inSSIDer its a free program and will give you a good indication of signal strength and the channels being used. 

http://download.cnet.com/inSSIDer/3000-2085_4-10848357.html?tag=mncol 

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  Reply # 364979 8-Aug-2010 13:50
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Starplay: Does anyone know of a good programme to use (or way of identifying) for knowing what chanel all of the wifi's surounding my house are?

Recently more wifi access points are available in my area and I was wanting to make sure that I operate on a diferent chanel than they do (i,e they use 1... id use 6).


I use the free "Wifi Analyzer" app on my Nexus One (android) phone and on my $150 (android) tablet (via Trademe). It shows SSID, Security levels, signal strength, any IP infothat may be available....Used to be apps like that for iPhone, but Apple banned them. Got any mates with good phones or a really cheap tablet?

For a Windows PC, the wifi support was usually good enough. On Ubuntu Linux, the included Network Manager does a good job. Maybe you could boot a "live" linux CD. No need to install it.






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  Reply # 364980 8-Aug-2010 13:52
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  Reply # 365001 8-Aug-2010 14:50
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inSSIDer

Netstumbler is a very old app now and also doesn't work under Windows7.

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  Reply # 365019 8-Aug-2010 15:32
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I use NetSurveyor

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  Reply # 365023 8-Aug-2010 15:43
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Meraki offers an excellent web-based tool that works on Windows & Mac OS X (Sorry Linux users..)
http://tools.meraki.com/stumbler

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  Reply # 366202 11-Aug-2010 12:55
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net stumbler...




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  Reply # 366213 11-Aug-2010 13:11
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I use DD-WRT on my access points, it has this feature built in.

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  Reply # 366317 11-Aug-2010 16:21
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ex- netstumbler, now inSSIDer




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