On 5/28/2011 2:42 AM, Bob L wrote:
> On Sat, 28 May 2011 03:38:58 +0000 (UTC), pop
> <pop@Use-Author-Supplied-Address.invalid> wrote:
>> inSSIDer requires connecting online to unknown servers with
>> unknown download in order to install it.
>> Is this an open source program?
>> How do we know it does not contain malicious code or download?
>> netstumbler on the other hand is complete in itself-no risky
>> downloads from unknown servers/content.
> IF you look at the correct site you will find the answer to open
> source, and this is where you SHOULD download it from.
I agree Bob L, the software does exactly what it claims to do provided
you get it directly from the above host site. Sounds like you were
trying to download it from some place other than from the Metageek web
site. They use it to help promote their web site along with their
commercial products. I'd love to get my hand on a couple of them but at
the present time I can't justify purchasing them.
I tried netstumbler in the past but it did not support the Broadcom
based radio card that came in my laptop. inSSIDer on the other hand was
able to detect and use my wireless card the first time it was run.
I have no connections with the people at Metageek other than I am a
happy user of the inSSIDer program. I use it prior to installing
wireless routers to see what channels are free or have the least amount
of other devices using them. Also nice when troubleshooting a prior
working system that started to go flaky. Too many times I've seen
neighbors add a router or wireless access point near a customer's
location and start causing interference. With inSSIDer I can easily
identify the problem device and change my customer's equipment over to