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The Physics Of Where To Put a Wi-Fi Router

Deciding where to place a Wi-Fi router at home to minimise signal blackspots is a fine art. But a physicist has attempted to tackle the problem by mathematically working out the optimum position for a router. He studied how walls and reflections affected signal strength and concluded that, as common sense might suggest, there’s justContinue Reading

Cisco Builds Massive Wi-Fi Network In Italian Province

The Italian Province of Brescia will soon become a Wi-Fi zone, thanks to a network being developed by Cisco Systems. The mesh extends over 4,800 square kilometers and covers over 200 rural towns. Cisco put about 600 access points on light poles, and plans to deploy 200 more to complete the project. It also installedContinue Reading


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NetStumbler 0.4.0 Installer NetStumbler 0.4.0 is the long-awaited version that supports more cards than ever before, and even includes help! Release Notes (PDF) MiniStumbler 0.4.0 Installer MiniStumbler 0.4.0 now works on most (but not all) Hermes, Prism and Atmel chipsets, including some CF and SDIO cards. Release Notes (PDF)Continue Reading


NetStumbler (also known as Network Stumbler) is a tool for Windows that facilitates detection of Wireless LANs using the 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g WLAN standards. It runs on Microsoft Windows 98 and above. A trimmed-down version called MiniStumbler is available for Windows CE. NetStumbler is commonly used for: Wardriving Verifying network configurations Finding locations withContinue Reading