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  • Tool that displays channel wireless router is using.

    I am looking for a tool that will tell me what channel the other wireless routers in the neighborhood are using. I am having a terrible time with my laptop droping connection.

    I found one called Wifi hopper but avira flags it as a virus.

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    Re: Tool that displays channel wireless router is using.

    Wifi hopper is legitimate but you have to pay for it. A good free one is Network Stumbler.

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      Re: Tool that displays channel wireless router is using.

      You might also give Kismet a try. Oh, and FYI Network Stumbler doesn't work on Vista. >:-[
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        Re: Tool that displays channel wireless router is using.

        I always use Netstumbler
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          Re: Tool that displays channel wireless router is using.

          Originally posted by Nonapeptide View Post
          You might also give Kismet a try. Oh, and FYI Network Stumbler doesn't work on Vista. >:-[
          Then try Vista Stumbler. http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...umbler&spell=1
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          • #6
            Re: Tool that displays channel wireless router is using.

            Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
            Not quite as robust as NetStumbler, but it'll do in a pinch. =) Thanks!
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            • #7
              Re: Tool that displays channel wireless router is using.

              I will try VistaStumbler when I get home. Thanks


              When I looked at Wifi Hopper the register program link was not active.

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              • #8
                Re: Tool that displays channel wireless router is using.

                Why doesn't netstumbler work on vista?
                I can start it up (in vmware).

                Can't he find the wireless nic or something?
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