|November 2009 Newsletter
|News from Freenet Antennas
New WiFi Scanner Software - inSSIDer
We have stumbled across a new WiFi signal strength software called inSSIDer that seems a good alternative to the tried-and-trusted Netstumbler.
inSSIDer is available for Windows operating systems. It has two main displays open simultaneously.
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The spectrum display above shows clearly how WiFi channels are not as separate as you might think. The APs on channels 6 ("Clark") and 11 (BICTON-AP) are quite separate. But the APs on channels 3 ("TestAP") and 6 ("Clark") overlap somewhat. This is not due to faulty equipment - this is the way WiFi works. An 11g AP actually transmits on 5 channels at all times.
"TestAP" is transmitting on channels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
"Clark" is transmitting on channels 4, 5, 6,7, and 8.
|The Signal level display above shows a Netstumbler-like plot of signal versus time.
inSSIDer works great with the Freenet Antennas UltraUSB which can be connected to an external antenna - making a great site-survey tool.
inSSIDer is available from Wi-Spy Australia.
Product Review of the Month
12 dBi Panel Antenna
I use a pair of these with UltraWAP-G's to provide network access 750m across a paddock. There are some trees in the way but the signal seems to find a way through the gaps. I am very happy with the performance. Thanks!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
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Testimonial of the Month
Hi Terry and Rob,
Thanks, the gear arrived yesterday safe and sound!
I must say that you guys know how to run a business......good communication with the customer and fast efficient service, two things I value.
If I need any more wireless gear, you guys are going to be my first stop. ;-)
Tell us of Your Success
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