[NTLK] Public WiFi
tech_ed at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 16 14:25:16 EST 2010
Back when I used to connect to unknown hotspots, I used the Canary Hotspotter:
I have an older one somewhere, but for the life of me, I seem to have placed it somewhere I can't remember...Oh well...
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--- On Mon, 2/15/10, Lord Groundhog <LordGroundhog at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Lord Groundhog <LordGroundhog at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Public WiFi
To: "newtontalk at newtontalk.net" <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
Date: Monday, February 15, 2010, 2:51 PM
~~~ On 2010/02/15 19:14, Forrest Buffenmyer at anasazi4st at me.com wrote ~~~
> Thanks, Christian. I have a small device from Kensington for detecting WiFi,
> but only as LEDs to show its presence and strength. The device you mention
> would be much better...sometimes the staff doesn't know the SSID, they just
> say "sign on when it comes up on your device".
The one I have is this:
but it appears to be a discontinued product now. But this at least gives
you an idea of what to look for. At about 10cm long it's a bit larger than
one might like but for what it is, that's forgivable. Less forgivable is
the $80-ish list price, but I managed to get it in a liquidation sell-off
for less than half that price.
So start here and search for similar products that still are being marketed.
For example, go here <http://tinyurl.com/ylb5n26> and use the links they
If you're handy with a tech stuff and feel like an interesting project, you
could build something. Start here: <http://tinyurl.com/yghy2p7>
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