BroadBand Nation Blogs on Xirrus Inspector/Monitor

Taken directly from his blog, BroadBand Nation:

Wireless networking from a laptop or other device has become an expected capability of more than just technogeeks in today’s world. For business travelers, college students, and many mobile small businesses it’s become something of a neccessity.

But how do you find the nearest “connection spot” when you’re out and about? Even more …. how do determine what you need to know so to ensure you’ll get a quality connection?

To help those in need (or just curious) here’s a few free tools available to the public that should satisfy even the most discriminating Techie ……

* Xirrus WiFi Inspector / WiFi Monitor

The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP or Vista laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi connection.

Applications include:

– Searching for Wi-Fi networks
– Managing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi connections
– Verifying Wi-Fi coverage
– Locating Wi-Fi devices
– Detecting rogue APs

The Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor allows you to monitor your Wi-Fi environment and connection in real time from your desktop in an easy-to-use mini-application. Nine different color skins allow you customize the Wi-Fi Monitor to your desktop.

Applications include:

– Searching for Wi-Fi networks
– Verifying Wi-Fi coverage
– Displaying laptop Wi-Fi settings
– Detecting rogue APs
– Education on Wi-Fi


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