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What's new in WiFi Hopper 1.2?

  • WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK Support
  • Connection Manager Support with Network Profiles
  • OUI to Vendor support and Lookup from within the application
  • RSSI value graphing
  • GPS Support has been integrated into the application
  • Windows 2000 Support
  • Ability to set BSSID before connecting
  • Ability to connect to WEP networks using Shared Authentication
  • New 'Device Information' dialog, with numerous wireless device related information
  • File opening, saving and merging and auto-saving
  • List of displayed columns is now customizable
  • Column widths and order are retained through multiple application launches
  • Button added to start and stop scanning
  • Automatic device re-enumeration when a device is plugged out
  • Filtering support for search results
  • Network Hopping algorithm is improved
  • Ability to manually exclude networks from hopping
  • Ability to remove APs that haven't been detected for a while
  • Save files in Network Stumbler NS1 and Network Stumbler summary format
  • And much, much more!

Below is a compact summary of the current major features:

Connectivity Features:

  • Connect To Unsecured Networks
  • Connect To WEP Protected Networks
  • Connect To WPA-PSK (TKIP or CCMP) Networks
  • Connect to WPA2-PSK Networks (TKIP, CCMP or combinations)

Network Details Displayed :

  • Service Set Identifier (SSID)
  • Reported Maximum Network Speed
  • Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID)
  • Receive Signal Strength Indication (RSSI)
  • Network Mode (Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc)
  • Encryption Type (None, WEP, WPA and WPA2)
  • Frequency and Channel
  • Network PHY type (OFDM, OFDM5 and DS)
  • Beacon Interval
  • Highest Recorded RSSI
  • Lowest Recorded RSSI
  • Average RSSI
  • Time the network was first seen
  • Time the network was last seen
  • Vendor of the remote network device
  • Type of network (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g)
  • Approximate Latitude of the Network
  • Approximate Longitude of the Network
  • WPA/WPA2 Supported Pairwise Ciphers
  • WPA/WPA2 Supported Group Ciphers
  • WPA/WPA2 Supported Key Management Suites
  • Connectivity Status
  • Graphs of received RSSI values over an adjustable period of time

Data Persistence Features:

  • Save the list of networks to a file
  • Load results from a file for observation or merge them with current results
  • Auto save results to a specific file in an adjustable interval

Filtering Capability:

  • Filter results based on Network classes (802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g)
  • Filter results based on Network mode (Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc)
  • Filter results based on Security Level (None, WEP, WPA and WPA2)
  • Filter results based on 802.11b channel
  • Filter results based on 802.11a channel

Visual Features:

  • Color network backgrounds based on their encryption level
  • Color network backgrounds based on their signal strength

Usage Modes:

  • Network Scanning suitable for Wireless Site Surveys
  • Network Hopping suitable for connectivity testing
  • Connection Manager suitable for connecting to pre-configured networks

Local Wireless Device Details:

  • Reported Vendor Description
  • Registry Description
  • Hardware Device ID
  • Reported Signal Strength
  • Reported Transmit Power
  • RSSI trigger value
  • Best Supported Rate
  • Supported Network Types
  • Current Network Mode (Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc)
  • Current Authentication Mode
  • Current Encryption Status
  • Current SSID
  • Current BSSID
  • Physical Medium
  • Link Speed
  • Current MAC Address
  • Permanent MAC Address
  • Media State
  • IP Address of the related interface
  • Subnet Mask of the related interface
  • Default Gateway of the related interface
  • DNS Servers of the related interface
  • Whether DHCP is enabled
  • DHCP Server reported by the interface
  • Time when DHCP lease was obtained
  • Time when DHCP lease will expire
  • WINS Servers configured on the interface
  • Packets transmitted on the interface
  • Packets received on the interface
  • Transmission Errors on the interface
  • Reception Errors on the interface

GPS Features:

  • Connect to a Serial GPS device capable of outputting NMEA 0183 sentences
  • Record the location where the RSSI was highest and lowest for a given wireless networks

Connection Manager Related Features:

  • Manage profiles of networks including related keys and pass phrases
  • Automatically connect to a pre-configured network as it becomes available
  • Only connect to a network when the BSSID matches that of the configured network
  • Create a network profile directly from the scan results
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