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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Dick08, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Dick08

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    Hi guys, does anyone know of a good robust Wifi sniffer app?

    BTW, this is my first post as I just got the Droid. I'm a long time Verizon subscriber and have been sitting around twiddling my thumbs waiting for an Android phone since it's inception. I'm in heaven right now and stoked that I found this forum right off the bat!
     

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    Well of course right after I post this I run across "Wifi Scanner". That seems to do the trick! Anyone else play with it or have a better suggestion?
     
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    i like wefi
     
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    Just took a look at WeFi. That's a pretty cool app for sure!

    Not exactly what I was looking for though. I just installed "WiFi Analyzer" and so far am loving that! Has lots of info and even a pretty 'graph' mode.
     
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    what is the point of this over just using hte built in wireless connectivity? That finds networks too
     
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    Oh yeah I suppose an explanation would help you.

    I do a lot of home networking, so it's nice to have a little built in wifi sniffer to help set up access points. With something like Wifi analyzer I can walk around and see where the signal is strongest to weakest and where signals overlap.

    The built in app simply states that there 'are' some signals around.
     
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    Get Wifi Analyzer. Perfect for your needs. I also recommend the app Wardrive. Obviously that's not just for analyzing signals in your house though :D
     
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    Thanks! :)
     
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    Yes so far Wifi Analyzer FTW!

    I understand Wardriving (not what I'm looking for though ;)) but does Wardrive let you plot locations into your Google Maps or something?
     
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    I know you can Export the KML files but Haven't figured out if I can import them into Google Maps on the Device... or just Google Earth on the PC..or what.. But WarDrive is a lovely program..
     
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    Any good paid ones as I won't use an ad supported app?
     
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    WiFi Finder is a pretty good app that scans for networks and shows where the nearest open hotspots are on a map. It does have the occasional ad that can be clicked off, but it's a pretty nice app.
     

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