WiFiFoFum is a WiFi scanner & logger. Versions are
available for WinMo & jailbroken iPhone/iPad/iTouch
If your mobile device is GPS equipped, it will log the
name & lat:lon of whatever access points it receives,
as KML files.
For the UNIX/Linux users; I have created a trivial AWK
script that will parse the KML formatted files for
open access points ... and write them in Garmin-CSV
If you like my AWK script; contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: I will not help you jailbreak an Apple device.
My initial experience:
Last night I drove ~20 miles to a car club meeting. I
logged 10,284 access points, of which 243 were open.
Umm sounds like a great app ... but I will have to wait for the android version..
On an unbroken iPhone you can go to Settings>Wifi and see the open and named routers it can receive. Apple has removed the apps from the App Store that could do this directly because, I believe, they used Apple's restricted APIs. BTW the iPhone cannot receive 5ghz channels but the iPad can.
> go to Settings>Wifi and see the open and named
> routers it can receive
Your alternative does not ...
Does not log.
Does not export.
Does not georef.
I've been a big fan of WiFiFoFum since its introductory days on Windows Mobile--the good news is that its creators have recently ported it to Android and it's available for free via the Android market.
Of note--no rooting is required for this to operate--it "just runs", similarly to its Windows Mobile cousin.
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