WiFinder, WiFi Scanner Released
A new app has been released to make it easier to find a working WiFi connection. WiFinder works on the Palm Tungsten C to scan the airwaves for working 802.11 access points.
WiFinder, now in public beta testing, is designed to facilitate the discovery of 802.11b (WiFi) access points using a Palm Tungsten C handheld. Users can use WiFinder at airports, hotels, restaurants, or shopping malls to verify the presence of WiFi Internet access. WiFinder provides users with a quick visual indication of which access points are open and which are private. System administrators can instantly determine the status of their wireless network.
WiFinder displays detailed information about each access point found including:
- AP Name (SSID)
- Signal Strength
- Hardware Address
- WEP status
- Access Point Location (with GPS)
WiFinder also contains logging facilities that allow you to export scan data to a standard CSV file on the expansion card so that you can post-analyze it using common spreadsheet and database applications. GPS location information can also be recorded when connected to a GPS unit supplying NEMA data.
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