29 August 2006 iStumbler Release 97 http://www.istumbler.net/ iStumbler is the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X, providing plugins for finding AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices, and Bonjour services with your Mac. Release 97 updates the user interface to the fancy new polished metal look, an iTunes style source list and finally sortable tables for the AirPort and Bluetooth plugins. iStumbler + Spectrum Release 95 and later are available as a Universal Binary for use on both Power PC and Intel based Macs. iStumbler 97 (785K) for Mac OS 10.3.9 (Panther) or 10.4 (Tiger). http://www.istumbler.net/downloads/istumbler.html iStumbler Requires Mac OS 10.3.9 or better. AirPort Plugin Requires AirPort or AirPort Extreme Adapter. Bluetooth Plugin Requires Bluetooth Adapter. Notification support requires the Growl Framework 0.7.3 or later Screenshot: http://istumbler.net/images/istumbler-97-small.png Growl: http://growl.info/ Spectrum Widget (56K) for 10.4 (Tiger). http://www.istumbler.net/downloads/spectrum.html Spectrum Requires iStumbler 95 and the iStumbler AirPort Plugin Screenshot: http://istumbler.net/images/spectrum-95.png
"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.
Mack on MacRiot
[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.
Brenn Hill on MacMod
"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.]"
Mac Home, April 2005
"The [Bonjour] or multicast DNS (mDNS) scanning is
also useful given how widely Apple has deployed the technology.
iStumbler lets you browse for mDNS services and connect to them through
a single interface instead of needing to use different programs, such as
a Web browser and the Finder, to attach to different kinds of services.
"This version also improves the scanning and display of Wi-Fi networks, which system administrators will find useful when trying to pinpoint signal problems or glitches"
Glenn Fleishman In TidBITS
"Another popular network discovery tool, [iStumbler],
is even simpler than MacStumbler, in that there is really nothing to
configured. Just fire it up and it will find all available networks for
you, complete with a real-time signal and noise meter."
"iStumbler provides the user with a very
straightforward interface to view current wireless networks in range of
the users computer. iStumbler tells you the SSID (station name), signal
strength, channel, whether or not the station is encrypted with WEP, and
much more in its easy-to-read interface."