: WIRELESS NETWORK MONITOR


jeannot
Aug 21st, 2004, 06:30 AM
Is there software available that will allow you to monitor your WIFI networks parametres?
I have a couple MAC's with Airport cards and a Netgear WIFI Router and not that I suspect any problems but it would be nice to see how its doing?
John

Chealion
Aug 22nd, 2004, 01:42 AM
jeannot - Are you looking for something to keep an on the general network?

Or keep an eye on available wireless networks?

The first may want you looking at programs like nmap (http://www.macupdate.com/search.php?keywords=nmap&os=&button.x=15&button.y=12) or Etherpeek (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8764). However these utilities will not work completely with an Airport Extreme card.

If it is the second, you may want to look at iStumbler (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11753) or MacStumbler (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8035)

jeannot
Aug 22nd, 2004, 07:57 AM
Hi Chealion,
The nmap/etherpeek is what I was looking for, thanks.
I have MacStumbler and it is a nice tool for finding WIFI Networks.
John