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August 19, 2003

Kensington WiFi Finder

A friend just called to tell me about a cool device he saw a visiting IT consultant use at lunch today. Its the Kensington WiFi Finder. With it you don't need to boot up your notebook just to see if there is a WiFi signal in the area. Just press its button and three LEDs indicate the presence and signal strength of 802.11b or 802.11g WiFi networks from up to 200 feet away. It also filters out other wireless signals, including cordless phones, microwave ovens and Bluetooth networks.

My friend asked about it and reports that the consultant uses it every where he goes and its very accurate. He also said that when the product was initially released some were duds and had bugs but that problem has since been corrected.

Personally I've never seen one so I've never had a chance to try it out but I'm going to take a chance and order one now anyway. I've wished for something like this for a long time. Actually I was hoping for something that could be plugged into a car's cigarette lighter and would chirp like a radar detector but since no one has made something like that, this will have to do.

Posted in Product Reviews & Purchases , WiFi by usrbingeek at 2003-08-19 17:06 ET (GMT-5) | 1 Comments | Permalink


SMART ID has a better detector WFS-1.
See evaluation of the detector against Kensington WiFi Finder at
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Posted by: cowboy at September 11, 2003 11:36 PM

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