Apple Mac G4 Power book - apps for wifi

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by NotMe, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. NotMe

    NotMe Guest

    I'm a bit frustrated with the limited functionality of the apple installed
    wifi adaptor in this G4.

    It works but does not provide anything in the way of information on what's
    going on. Are there any third party apps that provide more info on the AP
    in the immediate area?

    OS is 10.2
     
    NotMe, Jul 12, 2007
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  2. NotMe

    Warren Oates Guest

    Upgrade to 10.4, and we can talk. Maybe. What kind of "info" are you
    looking for?
     
    Warren Oates, Jul 12, 2007
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  3. NotMe

    NotMe Guest

    | In article <nqwli.46$>, "NotMe" <>
    | wrote:
    |
    | > It works but does not provide anything in the way of information on
    what's
    | > going on. Are there any third party apps that provide more info on the
    AP
    | > in the immediate area?
    |
    | Upgrade to 10.4, and we can talk. Maybe. What kind of "info" are you
    | looking for?


    Up grade will be the next gen in Oct. I'd like to be able to see what APs
    are avaiable and a bit of info on each.
     
    NotMe, Jul 13, 2007
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  4. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17199

    Use the pull-down menu to download KisMAC v0.12a for OS X 10.2.
     
    Axel Hammerschmidt, Jul 13, 2007
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  5. NotMe

    Alan Spicer Guest

    * Wasn't there also a Mac Stumbler available, similar to the NetStumbler?

    http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&q=Mac+Stumbler

    * Watch out also for WEP keys in Hex. You have to tell the Airport that it
    is Hex,
    or else it will not connect. I've had this happen on several yacht customers
    of mine.

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    Alan Spicer, Jul 13, 2007
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  6. KisMAC will do a lot more than any stumbler. It can tell you when your
    neighbours pretty daughter is ovulating, almost.
     
    Axel Hammerschmidt, Jul 13, 2007
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  7. NotMe

    NotMe Guest

    |
    | > | >
    |
    | <snip>
    |
    | > >> OS is 10.2
    | > >
    | > > http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17199
    | > >
    | > > Use the pull-down menu to download KisMAC v0.12a for OS X 10.2.
    | >
    | > * Wasn't there also a Mac Stumbler available, similar to the
    NetStumbler?
    |
    | KisMAC will do a lot more than any stumbler. It can tell you when your
    | neighbours pretty daughter is ovulating, almost.

    Considering that my neighbor's youngest daughter is in her late 60's ...
     
    NotMe, Jul 13, 2007
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  8. NotMe

    Alan Spicer Guest

    * Okee doke. If anyone wants to send me a Mac I'll try it out. I may tell
    one of my more technical customers to try it out for me :)

    I personally only run a Mac Emulator. I am a proud owner of Mac OS X 10.4.3
    Tiger. Only use it to test stuff. Can't test wireless.

    Thanks for the info, by the way. No hard feelings.
     
    Alan Spicer, Jul 14, 2007
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  9. Same here. BTW, KisMAC is an OS X port of Kismet, which runs on Linux -
    and BSD UNIX too, I think. You could try out Kismet. Both are free and
    can do passive scanning and packet reinjection - with the right wireless
    cards.

    For Windows:

    <http://www.tamos.com/products/commwifi>

    -free for 30 days.
     
    Axel Hammerschmidt, Jul 14, 2007
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  10. NotMe

    Warren Oates Guest

    If you can, I'd upgrade to 10.4.10 -- it's a free download.
     
    Warren Oates, Jul 14, 2007
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  11. And with lots of bugs. Check microsoft's own Mac:eek:ffice NGs first.
     
    Axel Hammerschmidt, Jul 14, 2007
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  12. NotMe

    Warren Oates Guest

    Not here. My Office (student/teacher) works fine.
     
    Warren Oates, Jul 14, 2007
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  13. Off topic, still

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    :
    : Just came across this from VersionTracker.com which may be an item of
    : interest to many;
    :
    : MacFixIt Special Report: Troubleshooting Mac OS X 10.4.10 Apple's
    : latest OS release has come fraught with pitfalls for a wide swath of
    : users. According to a recent MacFixIt poll, 31% of people had problems
    : with the update, and of those, almost 11% report "major" issues
    : involving failure to boot or data loss. Part of the issue stems from
    : the update's seemingly innocuous naming convention - "10.4.10" is
    : being read by some applications as "10.4.1" causing some applications
    : to quit because they require a version higher than 10.4.1 to run (It
    : should also be noted that 69 percent of respondents reported their
    : Macs to be running fine).
    :
    : Regards |:>)
    : Bob Jones
    : [MVP] Office:Mac
     
    Axel Hammerschmidt, Jul 14, 2007
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  14. NotMe

    Warren Oates Guest

    I know, but still:

    they read 10.4.10 as 10.4.1? Jesus H.

    Only in Microshaft-land. They don't have leading zeros?
     
    Warren Oates, Jul 14, 2007
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  15. <http://www.macstumbler.com/>
     
    Neill Massello, Jul 14, 2007
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