Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Automatic Wireless Grabber?

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hagerstown, MD
    Posts
    55

    Automatic Wireless Grabber?

    Hey guys I've been looking everywhere and I can't seem to find this. I want a wireless utility that will basically grab any wireless signal that it can in order to be connected whenever I can. Does a program like this exist? I found one that pops up a new browser every time it connects but I don't want this to happen. Thanks guys!

  2. #2
    Mo' Programming Mo' Problems
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Sonicxtacy02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Woodbridge, VA
    Posts
    8,114
    Blog Entries
    49
    windows already does this. create a new wireless connection, name it ANY and set it so that it will connect to both access points and infrastructure networks. My carpc will connect to any unencrypted network with that.
    mp3Car.com Senior Tech Blogger (Want a product reviewed? Contact me.)
    Find my plugins on the MP3Car App Store!
    Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook
    Live mp3Car Facebook Chat

  3. #3
    Newbie g35mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    20
    ha! I hope I can get that to work. I finally gave up on finding an app. to do that. I'll have to try that this weekend.

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hagerstown, MD
    Posts
    55
    Quote Originally Posted by g35mike View Post
    ha! I hope I can get that to work. I finally gave up on finding an app. to do that. I'll have to try that this weekend.
    Lets us know if it worked!

  5. #5
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Posts
    80
    The issue with doing that, is that it may choose a very weak link first/and or a link that doesn't actually have an Internet connection. Then it will stay connected until it drops out, or you still have to manually change it.

    EDIT: I remember some time ago people were looking for a program, that auto-joins AND searches for net activity to use etc.

  6. #6
    FLAC -zip-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Ontario/Canada
    Posts
    1,293
    Your question is kind of vague, what is it that you are trying to download in terms of size? Will you be moving or stationary?

    If you intend to be stationary, perhaps Wireless Zero Configuration will do for you, but if you want to be moving and download from wireless access points or want a simpler connection that works very well:

    Do a search on these forums for Wifi Hopper. Here are some screens shots http://www.wifihopper.com/screenshots.html

    They have a trial version so you can test it. I use it to download weather on the fly while traveling through hotspots, very reliable and perfect for carputers that are moving and want information transferred.

    WiFi Hopper supports a 'Network Hopping' mode in which it automatically connects to open networks in the area. This is very configurable, filterable errr is that a word? and FAST at connecting, and far more intelligent. You need speed in order to download the information quickly if moving with a good wifi card and a strong signal. It will also disable Microsoft's wireless software and re-enable it when you are finished with Wifi Hopper.

    http://www.wifihopper.com/

    ...the best I tried at least 10 different programs until I found this.

    You can customize the fonts so it works very well on a small carputer screen. You can also eliminate columns so you see only the information you want to see. Just make sure to read and play around with it, learning curve is very small, like 10 mins or so. The important part is to set it up to hopping mode, you only have to do this once in the settings. You can filter for open networks, even speeds A, B, G etc and both Infrastructure and ad hock.

    Been using it for years. This is not freeware but well worth the money, test it before you buy it. My Son goes to University, they have an educational price as well, so if you go to school, have kids that do, girlfriend, whatever take advantage of that. I think its like 18 bucks or something.

    What kind of Wifi card/USB dongle and antenna do you have? I would also research some decent hardware as well to maximize results, but thats a whole other topic.. check the wireless forum for that.
    2008 350z GT Installed since April 22nd 2011 - Worklog
    2000 Protege Installed Since April 2, 2005 - Intel D201GLY|Fusion Brain|ODBPros ODBII|Engenius|GPS Rikaline|Powermate|Motorized Lilli
    Sound Stage
    Eclipse|MTX|Infinity

Similar Threads

  1. Help with wireless network
    By Cheekz185 in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-05-2006, 07:43 PM
  2. FS: Linksys Wireless Items!!
    By adidas445 in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-27-2006, 05:12 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-12-2006, 06:46 PM
  4. FS:BB160 Wireless PC Card $5 each
    By kderedwolf in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-03-2005, 03:38 AM
  5. wireless card or wireless car and access point?
    By vanroth in forum Wireless Communications
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-08-2004, 10:46 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •