[NTLK] Public WiFi

Lord Groundhog LordGroundhog at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 14:51:18 EST 2010

~~~ On 2010/02/15 19:14, Forrest Buffenmyer at anasazi4st at me.com wrote ~~~

> Thanks, Christian. I have a small device from Kensington for detecting WiFi,
> but only as LEDs to show its presence and strength. The device you mention
> would be much better...sometimes the staff doesn't know the SSID, they just
> say "sign on when it comes up on your device".

The one I have is this:

 but it appears to be a discontinued product now.  But this at least gives
you an idea of what to look for.  At about 10cm long it's a bit larger than
one might like but for what it is, that's forgivable.  Less forgivable is
the $80-ish list price, but I managed to get it in a liquidation sell-off
for less than half that price.

So start here and search for similar products that still are being marketed.
For example, go here <http://tinyurl.com/ylb5n26> and use the links they

If you're handy with a tech stuff and feel like an interesting project, you
could build something.  Start here:  <http://tinyurl.com/yghy2p7>

Good luck!  


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