"These days, you're likely to find free Wi-Fi just by
strolling down the street with your laptop and periodically checking
for available networks with free software (such as Alf Watt's
Glenn Fleishman in Macworld secrets, June 2005
Previous releases of iStumbler pale in comparison to
this latest release  that has [Bonjour] and Bluetooth support that
works. With its easy to use interface and small footprint, its fast
becoming an essential WiFi tool.
[iStumbler] is a simple, easy to use program...
When you launch it, you are greeted with a simple window showing the
available wireless networks in your area, their signal strength, and
whether or not they are secured with a WEP password. Finally,
iStumbler allows you to see and monitor bonjour [services] as well.
"A million-dollar news van is no longer a match for a punk
with a PowerBook and iStumbler."
"Alf Watt's iStumbler is a slick utility that sniffs
out wireless networks in your immediate surroundings. [If] you are
having intermittent connection issues with your own wireless network,
you can troubleshoot the problem with your new best friend, iStumbler.
It reveals the wireless channel each network is using, allowing you to
choose a free [one.]"
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iStumbler Release 94
6 June 2005
iStumbler is the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X,
providing free and open source tools for finding
AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices,
Bonjour services, and GPS locations
with your Mac.
Release 94 Focuses on stability and performance
improvements with a few small user interface changes. Status
displays are back, log messages are now formatted for improved
readability and the AirPort plugin can now show the frequency
a radio is using.
Release 94 includes an important bug fix for users of Mac
OS 10.4 (Tiger), earlier versions of iStumbler trigger a very
large memory leak, all users are encouraged to upgrade in
order to avoid excessive memory consumption.
Download iStumbler Release 94 (552K)
for Mac OS 10.3 (Panther) & 10.4 (Tiger)
iStumbler Requires Mac OS 10.3 or better.
AirPort Plugin Requires AirPort or AirPort Extreme Adapter.
Bluetooth Plugin Requires Bluetooth Adapter.
GPS Plugin Requires NMEA Bluetooth or Serial GPS.
The Press Release and
Change Log have all the details.
You can support iStumbler by subscribing. For only $1 per release,
subscribers will receive early access to iStumbler releases and help
support further development. See our
subscription page for the details.
iStumbler is available under a BSD Style Open Source
You can download iStumbler
source code (3.0 M), modify it freely and submit patches to me for
iStumbler is brought to you by Alf
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iStumbler Release 82
Download iStumbler 82 (672K) for Mac OS 10.2 (Jaguar)
Requires Mac OS 10.1 with AirPort or AirPort Extreme.
Release 82 updated the user interface and fixed several bugs.
It is the last Jaguar build of iStumbler.