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HP iPAQ H5550 (click to view specs on hp.com

Went for a walk down my street today with my new iPAQ H5550, sporting a copy of WiFiFoFum (it works, MiniStumbler doesn’t, WFFF looks excellent anyway!), and what did I find?

  1. My WAP is visible from the street, walking immediately past my driveway – d’oh!
  2. I found 3 other WAPs on my street, 2 show up at the same place
  3. One of the WAPs that I found identified itself as apparently beloging to this website; MustWebCast.com

I was surprised at the apparent power of the internal card/antenna on the H5550. I might have to do some comparitive tests on it and my Netgear laptop card, would be interesting to see how they compare on basic signal strength.

It will be very cool when WFFF gets GPS support, and my new CF GPS card gets here, then I’ll be able to get geographic information about the WAPs that I scan as well.

Written by Beau Lebens

April 22nd, 2004 at 4:00 pm

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