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    Program for finding wireless signals on MacBook Pro?
    I just picked up a MacBook Pro after a number of years of using a G4 laptop.

    When on the road with my G4, I had a program called MacStumbler that helped locate wireless signals.

    If I read correctly MacStumbler does not work with a MBP. (Is that correct?)

    Are there any programs to do this function on the MBP? I know you can use the airport drop down menu. However, MacStumber was a hands free device with sounds that indicated when a signal was found. You could leave it on the seat and drive.

    Any programs like that for the MBP?

    D300

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    There are some,
    http://istumbler.net/ is free and is pretty good. No sounds though.

    EDIT: Wait! It has growl support and you can configure it in the growl preferences that it plays a sound when it finds a signal.

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    I don't use those kinds of utilities often but the first one that comes to mind is http://istumbler.net/. There are probably other similar utilities out there but that one works well on my MacBook Pro with SnowLeopard. I don't remember for sure if it uses a sound to notify you that it has located a network or not. I use it mainly as a convenient way to gather some information about my wireless network at home.
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    Judging from your first post in this thread In guess it's not cold enough to keep you from typing faster than I do.
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    Nope

    Actually I'm sitting here in my T-Shirt.
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    Compared to what you have been getting that must feel positively sweltering. We are in the mid 50s F tonight.
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