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Another way to find WiFi hotspots

Posted by Schnecke on July 28, 2007

I have installed Netstumbler on my PC and………. nothing happened. As you may have noticed I’m definitely not an advanced user of technology. I do my best to keep up with the most basic programmes and I also try to  keep learning as much as I can. But I most probably do many things wrong.

So, probably Netstumbler is not working because I did something wrong or else I did not do something that I should have done. The fact is that I cannot say anything good about the app (though it is probably wonderfully developed).

However, I’ve found another programme for finding WiFi hotspots which does work. It’s an application that can be used with or without internet connection and it has information about all Hotspots in Spain (allegedly…). I hope you find it useful. Click here for more info, there is a link to download the programme.

This is presumably the last post about the topic but you are welcome to send any comments about any of the programmes mentioned.

Blog to you soon.


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A bit of a commercial for residents in Spain (who read Spanish)

Posted by Schnecke on July 25, 2007

As I said in my Welcome message, I am determined to start up a blog and do it right (as much as I can…). For that reason, I have invested some money on paper magazines about computers and Internet. I know I can get as much help (or more) from the Internet, and at a lower price or even for free. But for some  reason my relationship with technology goes a bit slowly, and … is still inconsistent to some extent.

Getting to the point, one of the magazines I bought is “Personal computer and Internet, Extra Internet Práctico, nº 4”, distributed in Spain by DISPAÑA and in America by HISPAMEDIA. The Magazine (in Spanish) comes with a CD which contains some interesting apps. One of them is Netstumbler 0.4, whose existence I didn’t know about (as happens with sooooo many wonderful apps/tools/programmes…). This app helps you detect WiFi nets nearby. It is very useful for people who travel a lot, or who move frequently.

I have to say that I haven’t tested it yet…. lack of time, as always. But hopefully, I will soon and will let you know how it goes.

I don’t know if this app runs for other countries different from Spain, but I hope the information is useful for some1.

Blog to you soon.

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