Wifi info app

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  1. newfmp3

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    Looking for an app that will give me more info about wifi connections for netadmin purposes. Signal strength, available AP's, net speed, ip info, channel etc

    Any suggestions?

    Btw, excellent forum!
     
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    I've been using WifiTrak for a couple of years - not an iPad app, but it works well.
     
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    Looks like wifi trak is no more
     
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    wow, you're right, I just checked the App store and it's gone! Sorry ... So far I don't see anything else like it either.
     
  5. MikesTooLz

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    Apple Pulled all wifi scanning apps.

    You will have to jailbreak.
     
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    Ah shame about that. Thankfully I still have my old iPhone app which works really well on the iPad.
    Are there any jailbreak ones do you know?
     
  7. MikesTooLz

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    Yeah, YFY Nework Finder.

    It was in the app store and once apple pulled it they moved it to cydia for jailbreak users.
     
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    Wow, this surprises me. I was hoping to use this thing for troubleshooting my cisco wlan, finding rogue ap's, configuring etc. It just seems like an excellent tool for such a thing instead of carrying my heavy laptop around.

    Thanks though. I'm trying my best to not jailbreak, and I usually hack and mod everything I own but it's becoming harder and harder to avoid it with certain things that should be easy just are not.
     
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  9. MikesTooLz

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    The reason behind apple pulling the wifi scanning apps is this.

    When you become a developer you agree to only use public framework in your app. Using private frameworks are not allowed because they are there just for apple apps and apple could change them at any time breaking your app in the process.

    Apple has no public framework for getting wifi info, as far as they are concerned all wifi settings and connection are done within the ipad settings and no other apps need to access this. So in order to do things like scan for wifi hotspots these programs had to use the private frameworks that could change at any time in future iOS updates.
     
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    Another example of Apple's arbitrary and heavy handed control of apps. It's such a great tool, too - I use it all the time when I'm setting up access points.
     

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