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Old May 14th 19, 11:16 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Char Jackson
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On Tue, 14 May 2019 19:08:52 +0100, "NY" wrote:

"Char Jackson" wrote in message
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Another consideration is how active the other signal-producing sources
are. If I'm asking myself which 2.4GHz channel I should choose, and I
see that channel 1 has 10 SSIDs on it and channel 6 has only 1 SSID on
it, should I automatically pick channel 6? No, because if the single
SSID on channel 6 is extremely active while the 10 SSIDs on channel 1
are mostly dormant, then channel 1 is the better choice. In short, it's
pretty hard to tell, which is why in some/many/most cases it's becoming
easier to just let the router (access point) use its own algorithm to
pick a channel.


Is there a way to tell how much traffic a "foreign" wifi network is
carrying, when you are not actually connected to it to run a Wireshark scan?


The short answer is yes, but I can't say that I remember exactly how. I
only know it was one of the tools from the Backtrack CD. Backtrack was a
live Linux CD used for penetration testing, so it had all of the cool
tools. Backtrack morphed into Kali Linux in 2013, most recently updated
in March 2019.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BackTrack
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_Linux

The tool that I used might have been Kismet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kismet_(software)


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Old May 15th 19, 09:18 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
NY
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On Tue, 14 May 2019 10:03:01 +0200, Fokke Nauta wrote:

inSSIDer is the best option, for Windows en Android.


Nowhere to be found on Play Store. It should be this link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.metageek.inSSIDer

But it's dead.

And I'm guessing it came/comes with ads.


Yes I didn't find InSSIDer on Play Store when I looked recently. I certainly
downloaded and installed it from there at some time in the past, so it looks
as if the makers have removed it - maybe because they want to sell the later
version rather than give away the older version. I wonder if anyone has
saved the older installation file and put it on the internet somewhere.

But WifiAnalyser (by Keuwlsoft) is still available. That also gives details
of relative signal strengths of signals in range, and it plots a graph of
the strength versus time so you can see how the strength varies as you walk
around.

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Old May 15th 19, 07:11 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
s|b
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On Wed, 15 May 2019 09:18:59 +0100, NY wrote:

But WifiAnalyser (by Keuwlsoft) is still available. That also gives details
of relative signal strengths of signals in range, and it plots a graph of
the strength versus time so you can see how the strength varies as you walk
around.


Very similar to WiFiAnalyzer (open-source). One major difference though,
with WifiAnalyser you get free (unwanted) ads!

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Old May 16th 19, 07:34 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Fokke Nauta[_4_]
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On 14/05/2019 20:11, s|b wrote:
On Tue, 14 May 2019 10:03:01 +0200, Fokke Nauta wrote:

inSSIDer is the best option, for Windows en Android.


Nowhere to be found on Play Store. It should be this link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.metageek.inSSIDer

But it's dead.

And I'm guessing it came/comes with ads.


I downloaded it years ago. Works fine. And no ads.
But good to know it's no longer there.

Fokke
 




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