Wi-fi

Posted by: Unbro9

Wi-fi - 09/30/07 09:57 AM

So, I have a toshiba notebook, that has a built in wi-fi finder. The problem is their are so many wi-fi singals that are in encrypted until...it take's awhile to find one that's not...I was wondering if their's away to tell at a glance...by looking at the series of numbers if they network is encrypted or not?.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Wi-fi - 09/30/07 10:25 AM

What WIFI finder is it? If you have a network card (wireless) you can run NetStubmler and it can tell on the fly what networks are available and their status...
Posted by: Unbro9

Re: Wi-fi - 10/01/07 04:58 AM

Actually, it's kinda like a radar(only toshiba satellite notebooks have it) it show's you excactly where the wi-fi singal is...but their's no way to tell if it's encrypted or not...Unless, you click on all the singals...
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Wi-fi - 10/01/07 10:10 AM

But it's software? if so, can I get a screenshot of it?

It'll be slightly hard to give any info without knowing precisely what it is...
Posted by: Unbro9

Re: Wi-fi - 10/02/07 05:24 AM

Actually, it's called the "configfree" it's unique to toshiba new notebooks.


http://imageigloo.com/images/1239radar123.jpg
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Wi-fi - 10/02/07 08:39 AM

My god man, all that I want to know is if it's software or hardware... Now that I know it's software, I'd recommend using Network Stumbler over it if you want to achieve what you're wanting to achieve...

Network Stumbler is a free wireless scanner, obtainable from here
Posted by: Unbro9

Re: Wi-fi - 10/04/07 06:12 AM

Thanks, for your help...I am a newbie...