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    Lost Wireless AP

    OK, so my predecessor placed a Wireless AP somewhere in an outer building in our school. The connection has become intermittent and we need to replace...but can we find it? Nope

    Does anyone have any method/software/workarounds to physically locate this phantom AP.

    Thanks

    Nick

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    Re: Lost Wireless AP

    NetStumbler on a laptop will detect each AP and give you the signal strength. Obviously as you get closer it'll get stronger. A technique I had to use earlier this year when the school plans where laughably incorrect/non-existent.

    EDIT

    I believe WiFiFoFum for PocketPC will also do a similar job as NetStumbler but I've never used.

    I suppose the choice comes down to whether you have a PDA avaliable for the job (lighter) or can make do carrying around a laptop/tablet.

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    Re: Lost Wireless AP

    cheers! i suspected as much, but never having used it i wasn't sure it would be any more helpful than the wonderfully vague 5 green bars in XP

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    Re: Lost Wireless AP

    What about something like this?
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/91723

    I've never used one myself but I've heard they're pretty good.

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    Re: Lost Wireless AP

    Kensington, it does exactly what it says on the tin.

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    Re: Lost Wireless AP

    That looks like just the ticket!

    Thanks for all your help.

    Nick



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