This app helps you optimize your home's Wi-Fi


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/11/this-app-helps-you-optimize-yo.html


#2

I very much doubt that “NetSpot Pro for Windows” will do anything for my Mac, despite the shill copywriter’s claims.

(Yeah I do KNOW they have a Mac version, but that’s not what the copy SAYS.)


#3

I do need something like this, since I am about to move back to my old house with lots of dead wifi spots, but I’m not going to spend $39 on this. Any better ideas?


#4

and us poor linux users have to do it manually


#5

Metageek inSSIDer was open source through version 2; I think that version is still findable.


#6

Thanks, but windows only. :frowning:


#7

OK, then


#8

Thanks again, but I’m on a mac. This seems debian specific. I don’t mind paying for something. It looks like there are some good iOS apps for $5-$10. But more research tomorrow.


#9

You could have said. I’d suggest KisMAC, but I’m apprehensive you’ll come back and say it is for the wrong flavor of Mac.


#10

But can it love?


#11

If you have an android device you could use WiFi Analyzer (free) and map it by hand. I’ve used this app to analyze and fix several friends’ WiFi

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&hl=en


#12

Poor? I rather thought the whole point of using Linux was that its users WANTED to do it manually? :wink:


#13

Now, you’re talking. But, I only have an Apple ][.

/s


#14

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