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"These days, you're likely to find free Wi-Fi just by
strolling down the street with your laptop and periodically checking
for available networks with free software (such as Alf Watt's
Glenn Fleishman in Macworld secrets, June 2005
"A million-dollar news van is no longer a match for a punk
with a PowerBook and iStumbler."
"Alf Watt's iStumbler is a slick utility that sniffs
out wireless networks in your immediate surroundings. [If] you are
having intermittent connection issues with your own wireless network,
you can troubleshoot the problem with your new best friend, iStumbler.
It reveals the wireless channel each network is using, allowing you to
choose a free [one.]"
"The [Bonjour] or multicast DNS (mDNS) scanning is
also useful given how widely Apple has deployed the technology.
iStumbler lets you browse for mDNS services and connect to them through
a single interface instead of needing to use different programs, such as
a Web browser and the Finder, to attach to different kinds of services.
"This version also improves the scanning and display of Wi-Fi
networks, which system administrators will find useful when trying to
pinpoint signal problems or glitches"
"Another popular network discovery tool, [iStumbler],
is even simpler than MacStumbler, in that there is really nothing to
configured. Just fire it up and it will find all available networks for
you, complete with a real-time signal and noise meter."
"iStumbler provides the user with a very
straightforward interface to view current wireless networks in range of
the users computer. iStumbler tells you the SSID (station name), signal
strength, channel, whether or not the station is encrypted with WEP, and
much more in its easy-to-read interface."
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iStumbler Release 93
20 April 2005
iStumbler is a free, open source tool for finding
AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices
Bonjour services, and now GPS locations
with your Mac.
Download iStumbler Release 93 (387K)
for Mac OS 10.3 (Panther)
iStumbler Requires Mac OS 10.3.
AirPort Plugin Requires AirPort or AirPort Extreme Adapter.
Bluetooth Plugin Requires Bluetooth Adapter.
GPS Plugin Requires NMEA Bluetooth or Serial GPS.
iStumbler says Hello to Bonjour! Apple's new name for the combination
of multicast DNS and
DNS Service Discovery which allows
you to browse all the Bonjour enabled hosts on your network and connect
to advertised services such as web servers or iTunes libraries. The GPS
Plugin is substantially updated adding the ability to put down virtual
pins and record the location of Notes and AirPort Networks, it also
fixes a hanging bug for people with Bluetooth phones, Infared Ports and
other serial devices. New icons throughout make Release 93 the best
looking version of iStumbler yet.
The Press Release and
Change Log have all the details.
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subscribers will receive early access to iStumbler releases and help
support further development. See our
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iStumbler is available under a BSD Style Open Source License. You can download iStumbler source code.
(3.8M), modify it freely and submit patches to me for
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iStumbler Release 82
Download iStumbler 82 (672K) for Mac OS 10.2 (Jaguar)
Requires Mac OS 10.1 with AirPort or AirPort Extreme.
Release 82 updated the user interface and fixed several bugs.
It is the last Jaguar build of iStumbler.