Any good wireless monitoring programs out there?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Soylent, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Soylent

    Soylent Network Guru Member

    Hi, I'm looking for a more detailed look at my wireless network. I want to see real-time displays of signal strength and dB levels. I'm not happy with the Windows XP wireless app, or the Linksys' app.

    Is there anything out there that can do this?

  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    For windows you'll definitely want to check out NetStumbler

    Even better is Kismet but it's Linux only. Luckily there's plenty of LiveCD distributions that you can download, burn to CDROM and then simply boot your computer from to have an instant Linux box. When you're done simply take the CDROM out and reboot back into Windows. Auditor is one of my favorites for Wireless auditing tools.
  3. Soylent

    Soylent Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the links. The linux ones won't work for me, because there currently aren't any linux drivers for my linksys adapter.

    But, the Netstumbler is great. It looks more useful in an area with tons of hotspots, but it shows a nice graph of the signal.

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