Hi, i was wondering if there is a free program that will scan for wireless hotspots and tell me signal strengh as i move my laptop, so i know the best place in my house to get the strongest connection possible...
My laptop does do this but it is very difficult to tell signal strengh with it, no im attempting to connect to my downstairs wireless connection, i prefer to have my laptop in my room, so i would like to find the best spot.
If you could provide a link to the software i'd be eternally grateful Dipso :)
Windows Zero Configuration gives a clumsy power rating - Excellent, Very Good.... No Signal....
There should also be a utility that is hardware-specific to your laptop but it isn't always there with all lappies). Most of these do give a good signal strength reading, often as a %, or details of signal strength and signal-t0-noise ratio.
WiFi is sometimes strongly directional, so a poor signal can turn into an excellent signal over a very short distance.
Netstumbler does indeed give signal strength.
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