how to measure wifi and bt disturbances

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by poperator, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. poperator

    poperator LI Guru Member


    Any ideas how to measure wifi and BT frequency disturbances with a PDA or laptop?
    Is there any reasonably priced CF or PCMCIA receiver?

    Or just any software for Windows laptop which could scan for surrounding BT and Wifi units?

    The visible problem is that most of time BT mouses don't work over the range of 60-70 cm.
    I'd like to get a picture what's in the air around :)

    Thanks for ideas.
  2. jeradc

    jeradc LI Guru Member

    The BlueTooth features on my phone will search and report to me any other BT device in the area.
  3. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    PDA on windows mobile: Get any CF+ or SD wifi card (if your PDA does not have wifi integrated already). Those go for $20 to $80 depending on where and wifi speed (G against B).
    Some reviews:

    For software, wififofum is a great wifi sniffer. It will locate any wifi signal you can catch, give you the signal strength, the protection/encoding (open/WEP/WPA) and let you connect.

    I use it to check for wireless signal on my PDA.

    To choose which network to connect to and store connection setings, I love LucidLink PocketPC client Beta, but I cant find its install anymore :(
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