On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:09:17 +0000 (UTC), "public_varies"
>Just started using Netstumbler on a Alfa Realtek 8187L.
There's an FAQ on Netstumbler.org web site, but I suggest using a
different program. Netstumbler is rather old, and had not been
updated for many years. Alternatives:
1. If you're running Vista or Windoze 7, try:
start -> run -> cmd <enter>
wlan show networks mode=bssid
There's also a fancy wrapper for the above command:
This is normally a paid program. However, when the trial period
expires, the "stumbler" function of the program continues to operate.
Only the connection manager is disabled. However, I've had one
problem with this program. It installs a "shim" in the IP stack,
which has interfered with some other programs I like to run, such as
As previously mentioned. It works very nicely and is what I use on
Windoze machines this week.
Lots of nice looking graphs.
5. There are variety of add on programs called "wireless connection
managers". These are intended to act as replacements for Microsoft
Wireless Zero Config. They usually add a sniffer like function for
finding wireless access points. One advantage of these is that they
usually identify multiple access points which have the same SSID. For
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