Pocket-Sized Wi-Fi Signal Detector

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Paul DeVivo, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Paul DeVivo

    Paul DeVivo Guest

    I've been reading about the new $30 pocket Wi-Fi sensors: The Kensington
    WiFi Finder, the WiFiSeeker, and the Wifi Detector from Smartid (Singapore).
    The reviews I've been able to find suggest the four-LED WiFi Finder and
    WiFiSeeker are similar and superior to the three-LED Kensington.

    Has anyone information about comparing the WiFi Detector
    (www.smartid.com.sg) with the WiFiSeeker (www.wifiseeker.com)?
    Paul DeVivo, Jun 28, 2004
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    Dave Guest

    well of course they are superior, they have one more led!
    Dave, Jun 28, 2004
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  3. Paul DeVivo

    Guest Guest

    It's a waiste of money...
    You can easely build one yourselve for less then 5$ in
    components.... antenna, few diodes, one IC and a few
    Guest, Jun 29, 2004
  4. Paul DeVivo

    Al Dente Guest

    care to post some diagrams for us?
    m9876c at yahoo dot com
    Al Dente, Jul 4, 2004
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    Box134 Guest

    If you can settle for a laptop-sized detector, you can use a laptop with a
    PCMCIA wireless card and NetStumbler software to find Wi-Fi signals. I've
    done this from inside a car. Works amazingly well.
    Box134, Jul 5, 2004
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    Borgholio Guest

    Adding a high-gain antenna would make the detector even more sensitive.
    Borgholio, Jul 6, 2004
  7. The first version of the Kensington was a piece of junk. Mine died
    after a short time and the "life time warranty" was appearantly the
    "lifetime" of the device not the purchaser. I have not replaced it.
    There are some clever sounding approaches available.
    Antenna Erector, Aug 31, 2005
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    Ted Guest

    Ted, Aug 31, 2005
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