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By Paul22000, Senior Member on 16th February 2010, 07:13 PM
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I'm looking for an app that will show the direction in relation to where you are of nearby Wifi connections. Something like a radar circle that shows which direction to walk in to get a stronger signal. At my work, I'm frequently in areas where I get very weak signals, and something like this would be absolutely indispensable.

I've tried looking on the Market, but haven't seen one that does this. Does anyone know if such an app exists, possibly one that is not on the Market?
16th February 2010, 07:53 PM |#2  
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Wifi Analyzer is the closest thing that exist. It'll only tell you how strong the signals are not the direction but it may serve your purpose.
16th February 2010, 07:58 PM |#3  
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This is impossible to do. Your wifi chip can only measure signal strength.

To show the location of the accesspoints in relation to you you would need: a) insanely accurate gps reception and b) either a hightly accurate database with gps locations of all wifi accesspoints or to move around a lot and store/analyse all the data.

Which is infeasible at the very least.
17th February 2010, 12:15 AM |#4  
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The Samsung Behold II has an app that does this. You can walk around and it tells you where the wifi access points are and the broad casted names.
17th February 2010, 01:41 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by martijnve

This is impossible to do. Your wifi chip can only measure signal strength.

To show the location of the accesspoints in relation to you you would need: a) insanely accurate gps reception and b) either a hightly accurate database with gps locations of all wifi accesspoints or to move around a lot and store/analyse all the data.

Which is infeasible at the very least.

Oh... Impossible eh?

Here's the app I used on my Windows Mobile phone 6 years ago:

http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-...um-v2-2-8.html
http://www.pocketpcfreeware.com/en/index.php?soft=1020

17th February 2010, 04:50 AM |#6  
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It's even on the iPhone

http://www.aspecto-software.com/wififofum/
18th February 2010, 07:04 PM |#7  
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Oh... Impossible eh?

Here's the app I used on my Windows Mobile phone 6 years ago:

http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-...um-v2-2-8.html
http://www.pocketpcfreeware.com/en/index.php?soft=1020

That is for wardriving and highly innacurate (it will place the network within, say , 30 meters of its actual location, and requires you to move a lot to produce usefull data.

If it suits your purpose then who am i to argue but i figured you wanted something practical while indoors and or on foot.
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I'm looking for an app that will show the direction in relation to where you are of nearby Wifi connections. Something like a radar circle that shows which direction to walk in to get a stronger signal. At my work, I'm frequently in areas where I get very weak signals, and something like this would be absolutely indispensable.

I've tried looking on the Market, but haven't seen one that does this. Does anyone know if such an app exists, possibly one that is not on the Market?

It *is* possible. using your body as a signal blocker and spinning around like an idiot

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rsas.wifiradar
19th October 2012, 10:39 PM |#9  
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if you need a heatmap
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....wifiheat.paid
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Originally Posted by Paul22000

I'm looking for an app that will show the direction in relation to where you are of nearby Wifi connections. Something like a radar circle that shows which direction to walk in to get a stronger signal. At my work, I'm frequently in areas where I get very weak signals, and something like this would be absolutely indispensable.

I've tried looking on the Market, but haven't seen one that does this. Does anyone know if such an app exists, possibly one that is not on the Market?

http://www.appsapk.com/wp-content/up...fi-Radar-1.jpg
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