how do you use istumbler

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  1. §2k

    §2k New Member

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    let me know if im wrong

    from what i can make of it, istumbler only lets you know the wireless (and bluetooth etc) networks available in the vicinity - it does not allow you to connect to them, although it does tell you which are and arent secure

    connections are only made when clicking on airport and connecting to the network you want

    everytime i try to connect to one of the 'open' networks, i get the same error:

    There was an error joining the AirPort network "blah blah blah"

    what am i doing wrong?
     
  2. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

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    When using iStumbler watch the access point for a while, the graph in the upper left helps a lot for this. If you see it staying active for a good while then try looking for it in the Airport menu.
    If it drops off a lot, then even though it maybe listed in the Airport menu doesn't mean you'll be able to connect to it.

    I was getting the same thing when trying to connect to my Airport base when it started acting up. So for now I'm using an Airport Express unit I can figure out what to do about the base unit.
     
  3. dbman96

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    seriously though, iStumbler won't actually manage the connection and engage new sites as you encounter them? Isn't that kind of the point?
     
  4. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    i just use it to see what networks are around and their signal strength
     
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    whats the difference b/w istumbler and airport then? :dunno:
     
  6. §2k

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    so which of the following parts of that graph constitutes an 'access point' (ie colour)

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