Talk:NetStumbler

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Alternatives[edit]

what are the alternatives to this piece of software? Yeah, this page advertising netstumbler while not giving any chance to find alternatives, eg. TamoSoft CommView, cisco AirMagnet etc (well, they are all commercial) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.141.69.208 (talk) 12:34, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Vista Compatibility.[edit]

NetStumbler does work in Vista as long as you run it's compatibility options through WinXP 32bit. I use it in vista nearly everyday. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.218.71.233 (talk) 18:45, August 29, 2007 (UTC)


It will however not run if you plug it right into a Vista enabled PC and expect it to run. Rexmage 06:32, 2 October 2007 (UTC)Rexmage

Helium Networks SiteStumbler[edit]

It seems the author or NetStumbler has started a company "Helium Networks" (heliumnetworks.com) with as its main product a newer version of NetStumbler, renamed as "SiteStumbler", which it sells for just $249,-

NetStumbler itself has not seen any updates for more then 3 years (last update was April 2004). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.165.3.128 (talk) 20:39, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Looking at Helium Networks' website, NetStumbler's author is not on the board of directors. I'm guessing they are merely commercial licensees of NetStumbler. Note that SiteStumbler is a specialized product for performing site surveys, with a mapping capability. Letdorf 09:27, 14 September 2007 (UTC).

Marius Milner, who authored NetStumbler, made a wireless client software tool that he licensed to Helium Networks, for inclusion in its SiteStumbler software. Marius didn't start of join Helium, but he did the work on contract. SiteStumbler is, as Letdorf says, an entry-level commercial site survey software package, that helps users gather wireless signal, noise and other data as they walk around a site. They plot their location by clicking on a site map. The package generates wi-fi coverage maps, and allows users to simulate changes to coverage based on changes to access points, power, channels, etc. Helium Networks also sells a package called SiteSense, which is like SiteStumbler, but adds the ability to work with the company's SiteScout cart, which tracks its location as you roll it around a site.71.182.134.106 (talk) 17:14, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

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