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wireless frequency app finder

Discussion in 'Networking and Wireless' started by jessea510, Sep 17, 2009.

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  1. jessea510

    jessea510 Notebook Consultant

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    There are a lot of wireless signals in my apt.(over 15) and I was looking for an application to see what frequency they are running at so i can set mine to one that is not being used or least being used. I heard of inSISDer but I can't find anything on it.
    Is there any free application that lets you do this? Thanks
     
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    mujtaba ZzzZzz Super Moderator

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    I assume by frequency, you are meaning channel.

    Yeah, channel interference can be quite an trouble. The Intel wireless software supports it, I don't have much experience with Thinkpads, but don't they have a third party wireless software ?
     
  3. Alex

    Alex Super Moderator

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    Download Network Stumbler
    It is an excelent program


    Alex
     
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    net stumbler no longer works with Vista or later.

    You need inSSIDer, the Vista equivalent.

    The website also developed CHANalyzer, a wireless landscaper or surveyor, which is what you are looking for.
     
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    Alex Super Moderator

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    In the op's sig I see xp so he's ok with Network Stumbler
    Thanks for the tip on inSSIDer surfasb. I will check it out as I am running W7 and Vista on my main laptop, and have to switch hard drive caddies to find out info on hotspots

    Alex
     
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    LOL

    I totally thought that was part of the Model #.

    I'm thinking T9400 and 4GB is a relatively new computer.
     
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    Alex Super Moderator

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    Thanks again for the tip
    Downloaded and installed, running great in W7
    I think I like the interface even better than Network Stumbler
    Btw I still run xp for some things, and I too Have 4gb installed


    Alex
     
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    wifi inspector has been getting progressively flakey as Win7 betas/RTM have progressed. Hopefully Xirrus will update their very useful software soon.
     
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    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    Do you mean the sidebar gadget (I agree) or the application (I haven't seen any issues--yet)
     
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    Sorry, yes, the gadget is very flakey. The standalone app is great.
     
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